Introducing Kate Bannister, Just R's new NHS Partnerships Manager

The Just R team are thrilled to be welcoming Kate Bannister onboard, taking on our new NHS Partnerships Manager role! Kate joins us following a 20-year career working within the NHS, having decided to join the team after working with us on a campaign with her previous Trust, East and North Hertfordshire.

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What has Kate’s journey within the NHS looked like so far?

Having always wanted a career with the ultimate goal of helping people, working in the NHS since first leaving school made perfect sense for Kate! Starting her career in administration roles, Kate has worked within NHS Trusts East and North Hertfordshire and Cardiff and Vale, with duties varying from booking appointments for patients, to business case development and programme management, before taking on the position of General Manager in Planned Care at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, managing 5 departments through post-covid recovery.

It was here where Kate was first introduced to Just R!

What encouraged you to make the leap to working at Just R?

Kate’s team were working with Just R on a campaign to attract candidates to radiology vacancies (read more about that campaign here) and really aligned with the Just R vision and our mission of creating sustainable workforce solutions for the NHS! Through regular check-ins throughout the campaign with the Just R team, she got to know the ethos and purpose of what we want to achieve here.

Kate jumped at the opportunity to join Just R, stating “knowing that I am still helping the NHS whilst being able to get the flexibility I need is incredible. I feel like I am leaving a great organisation for an equally great one, where helping people continues to be at its heart.”

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How will Kate’s skills support our clients?

With Kate’s prior experience, she brings her extensive knowledge to the team which will allow us to expand our services to greater meet the needs of our NHS clients. She will be using her background and know-how to aid us in driving efficiency to our clients and supporting them to deliver strategies that will enable them to convert interest into applications.

During her first week with us, Kate has already begun making valuable connections with senior NHS leaders. Attending the RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair, she has already been out and about spreading the word about all things Just R!

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Kate Bannister

Just R are a passionate, dedicated organisation with the core purpose to support NHS organisations attract and retain staff, supporting long term, sustainable improvements within healthcare. They really understand how the NHS operates and tailor communications accordingly to help create successful and attractive campaigns. In addition to this, the after care onboarding support provided sets them apart, really demonstrating their goal of attracting great people for long rewarding careers within the NHS.

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