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Demand for key workers on the rise

30th March 2020

Many businesses have been impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak and we know that it is a challenging time for many. However, some industries such as healthcare are experiencing an increase in demand for key workers.

We have highlighted some of the companies hiring in key sectors and the roles on offer.

Pharmaceutical and Science jobs


Do you want to contribute towards the fight against COVID–19? Well, Randox urgently require individuals with previous laboratory training to work on COVID-19 focused projects. As Randox is carrying out essential work to produce tests for COVID-19 all its staff have been granted key worker status. They are seeking Microbiologists, Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Analysts, Scientists and more. View all current jobs at Randox.  

Strandburn Pharmacy

Independent Pharmacy Strandburn is hiring full time and part time Pharmacists in East Belfast to help with the increase in demand for its services. The company will also consider newly returning workers.

Retail and Wholesale jobs

Henderson Group

Henderson Group own the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVO, VIVOXTRA and VIVO ESSENTIALS franchises in Northern Ireland. Due to the unprecedented situation and the increase in demand for food and grocery-related products, the company is seeking to expand its recruitment and provide employment opportunities for Retail Customer Advisors. There are roles available in the Dungannon area, Derry/Londonderry, Millisle, Broughshane, Donaghadee and Portadown.

Musgrave NI

Leading food retailer Musgrave NI is seeking enthusiastic individuals across its company owned stores who are looking for temporary work in their local area. They have vacancies across the province in their SuperValu and Centra stores on a temporary ongoing basis with contracts from 4hrs a week and above. Musgrave is also recruiting temporary Warehouse Operatives in Belfast, as well as Class 1 and 2 Drivers. View all roles at Musgrave NI.

Medical and Healthcare jobs

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the demand for medical and healthcare workers has significantly increased.

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is seeking a Consultant in Emergency Medicine for its Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. This is a new post to join the existing Consultant body within the Emergency Department. The new Consultant will develop and deliver safe and effective emergency care for the local population.

Macklin Care Homes

Macklin Care Homes is hiring Care Assistants, Senior Care Assistants and Staff Nurses across their care homes in Northern Ireland. There are roles in Magherafelt, Belfast, Ballycastle and Dunmurry.

Larchwood Care

Larchwood Care own and operate eight care facilities for nursing, dementia and residential care across Northern Ireland. They are seeking to hire Registered Nurses in Londonderry/Derry City, Bangor and Strabane, in addition to hiring Care Assistants for its facilities in Strabane and Armagh.

The Priory Group

The Priory Group is looking for Registered Nurses to join its care homes throughout Northern Ireland. There are full time and part time roles available.

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