Barnsley, the place of possibilities.

Barnsley is a place where everyone can fulfil their learning potential and find a job that’s right for them. Opportunities for learning and working builds the skills, talent and creativity among people of all ages, and opens exciting prospects. This means that more people can excel with inclusive, quality employment, and businesses can benefit from our talented workforce.

Jobs and apprenticeships

As well as all the current job vacancies across every single neighbourhood of Barnsley - yes really - there are lots of different routes into getting a job in this sector.

Check out the latest NHS spotlighted jobs acros Barnsley. These are updated each week. 

  • View all the latest NHS jobs in your area
  • View all the latest jobs in voluntary and community organisations across Barnsley.  
  • Working in social care jobs: You'll find roles helping people to continue living independently in their own homes and lead happy, healthy lives in one of our care homes. For many of our roles, you don't need any previous experience. If you've the right caring qualities, we can teach you the rest.

    You'll need a few core skills, like working well in teams and being able to build strong relationships. Most of all, we're looking for passionate people who love helping others.

Domiciliary care providers

You can find available options on the following care provider websites:

Provider Description


Professional and personal home care services tailored to people's needs.


Care assistant roles helping people to stay living independently.

Home Instead

Home Instead combines care and compassion to provide quality care for older people.


Medacs work within local communities to deliver personalised home care to meet people's needs.

Trust Home Care

Operating in Barnsley, Trust Home Care provide high quality, personalised care in peoples' homes.

Residential care providers

You can find available options on the following care provider websites:

Provider Description

Exemplar Health Care

Offering specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex needs.


Supporting older people and those in need of a little extra help with a caring and can-do attitude.

Prospect House

Prospect House has been at the heart of the community for over 20 years, providing residential, respite, and end-of-life care.

St. James Court (Crown Care)

Crown Care's approach to care has long recognised that “people make places”.

Wood Care Group

Wood Care Group provide first class care to residents in warm and comfortable environments.

Under 30 and interested in working in a health or social care job across Barnsley?

Under 30 and interested in working in health and social care?

Barnsley Council and the NHS are teaming up with the Prince’s Trust to help more young people to explore the possibilities and get started in the health and social care sector.

There are more opportunities than you might expect! We’re on hand to help you find a role that suits you. From admin, to healthcare, IT, cleaning, catering, facilities management, to care work, and so much more. Our team can help you get started in care with support: for job searches and applying for roles during the interview process with tips and techniques to access financial help for employment to develop your skills and employability with relevant training and learning through a committed mentor to help throughout the process

Contact them online to speak to a friendly advisor.

Have you just started in your role? 

In your first three months of a job with the NHS or a care provider, we can offer: a dedicated mentor to help with your progress, who provides regular contact and guidance access to financial assistance for employment opportunities to develop your skills resilience techniques and stress management signposting support

Contact them online to speak to a friendly advisor.

Work experience vacancies

Check here for the latest work experience vacancies in Barnsley.

  • Apply now: NHS Blood and Transplant work experience in Barnsley. Closing date for applications is April 21st 2024. Applications have opened for a great work experience opportunity with NHS Blood and Transplant in Barnsley for the week commencing 15 July. The work experience is for students aged 14-18 years (Years 10-13) and will be of especial interest to anyone thinking of a laboratory-based career.

    Students must be sponsored to participate by their school or college. Students can apply for their preferred work experience programme here:

    Applications close on 21st April. 

Colleges, universities and adult training

Local colleges and university centres

Local colleges offer courses for anyone 16 and over. They include T levels, apprenticeships, higher education access courses, right through to foundation degrees. There are courses specifically in health and care as well as lots more other opportunities for the range of roles in this sector - think finance, admin, marketing, plumbing plus many more. 

  • Barnsley College: Study programmes in health, science and social care plus apprenticeships in childcare, dental, health and science.
  • Dearne Valley College: Dearne Valley College is a hub for higher skills in health and social care and we are currently developing a health and science laboratory, simulated clinical suite and medical assessment ward and new sector related technologies. You will be able to complete a variety of enrichment programmes and competitions to develop employability and personal development skills.
  • Northern College: Based in Barnsley, this is the only residential college for adults aged 19+ in the North. They will prepare you to re-enter education, gain employment or make a career change through immersive residential learning and specialist support.
  • Higher education courses: If you want to train in subjects like medicine, nursing, dentistry, orthoptics, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, paramedic science, physiotherapy then Sheffield has some of the country's best universities for these topics. Check out Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Sheffield for more details on the courses on offer and why South Yorkshire is a great place to study and stay and work.


  • Barnsley care training programme:  If you want a new challenge, love helping others and want to work in care, this could be the perfect chance for you.

    Our four-week training programme will teach you everything you need to know about working in care. We'll give you all the tools you need to get started.

    After a few weeks of teaching, you’ll come away with the skills and knowledge you need to start in one of Barnsley’s varied health and care roles.

    From here, we'll link you with local employers to help you find the perfect job for you. 

  • Adult skills training: If you are 19 or older, there's a range of local sessions on offer to help you get the skills you're looking for a new job or volunteer role. This might be everyday numeracy or English or employability skills like applying for jobs and preparing for job interviews. 

They offer free tatser courses and many of the courses don't need entry qualifications.

Health and social care employers

These are the main health and social care employers in Barnsley. You'll find out more about them on their websites or search for them on social media.

  • Barnsley Healthcare Federation: Better health, better care for a better Barnsley. We manage the Barnsley Primary Care Network (PCN), which is made up of 32 GP practices, and run the iHEART Barnsley out of hours GP service. We also deliver a number of community healthcare services, such as health and wellbeing coaching, social prescribing and first contact physiotherapy, and directly manage BHF GP practices.

  • Barnsley Hospice: Comfort, care and dignity. We are a charity providing specialist palliative and end of life care to local people living with a life-limiting illness and those close to them. Our care strives to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief; practical, emotional, spiritual and social support; counselling and bereavement support services. The hospice is not just a building – it is a way of caring for people. With our support, patients are able to benefit from the best possible care throughout their illness and at the end of their life.

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Proud to care. We provide a range of services to the local community and surrounding area. These include accident and emergency services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and maternity and children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: With all of us in mind. We exist to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We do this through our mental health, community, learning disability and wellbeing services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. Their Barnsley services are run from sites including Kendray Hospital and New Street Health Centre. We also provide specialist secure mental health (forensic) services for the whole of Yorkshire and Humber. How we work is as important to us as what we do. Our values and how we behave really matter to us. Our values unite our staff – whatever they do and wherever they are based – and guide our efforts every day, with all of us in mind.
  • Barnsley Council: Proud to care. Whatever skills you have, there's a career in care perfect for you.

    A wide range of roles are available, all offering the chance to learn, develop and grow. Whether you're supporting someone in their own home, helping people out in the community or working in one of our care homes, you'll be helping to care for our borough. Some roles involve offering physical and emotional support. These include personal care as well as helping people to get around in their community or stay active. Others will see you helping make sure our services and care homes run smoothly. Here's some of the roles you could do.

  • NHS Blood and Transplant: We help people do something extraordinary - donate blood, organs, tissues or stem cells to save someone in need. One of their facilities is based in Dodworth, Barnsley providing services to surrounding hospitals.

  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust: We cover nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities. We serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber and strive to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they live.

  • Voluntary and community organisations. There are hundreds of these across Barnsley, some who offer services directly related to people's health and wellbeing and some whose work improves their local communities. Many of these are members of Barnsley CVS - your one-stop-shop for information about what's happening in the voluntary and community sector jobs and volunteering in Barnsley. 



Visit the Barnsley volunteer centre for the latest opportunities. 

Volunteering is when someone spends unpaid time doing something to benefit others. Volunteering can be formal and organised by organisations, or informal within communities. It should always be a free choice made by the person giving their time. 

Volunteering has many benefits, including gaining experience relevant to employment or education, learning new skills, improved physical and mental health, making friends, and giving back to the community. Whatever your reason, we can help you find the right volunteering opportunity for you. 

Local health and care organisations also have a range of volunteering opportunities:


Getting around the borough

Health and care jobs are based all over the borough. They might be in your neighbourhood, in town or in an area you've never been to before.

We want you to have the best chance of getting a job or volunteer role that suits you. 

Don't let a location put you off - always check with the people advertising the role if it's not clear. Not all job adverts are as clear as they could be so it always pays to ask.

  • Walking or cycling: Some of the larger organisations offer cycle storage units, showering/changing facilities and cycle to work schemes. 
  • Car: Some of the health and care organisations have car parks. Some of these you will need to pay for and some will be free. All of them should have accessible parking.
  • Bus or train: If you don't drive, or have access to regular lifts, then public transport might be for you. All our hospitals have bus stops outside and GP practices, pharmacies and dentists often have one very near. You can check the latest bus, tram and train timetable routes on the South Yorkshire. Top tip: Add 'hospital' into the search if your job is in a local hospital.