We employ approximately 60 people on an employed, bank or contracted job basis. See below for our current job opportunities.

DDRC Healthcare employs both permanent and bank contracted staff.

We employ doctors, nurses, chamber operators, researchers, trainers, engineers and organisational support staff. To meet the needs of our 24-hour services we require a wide variety of skills and flexibility. Bank staff come from all sorts of backgrounds including University students, medical, public services and from the military.

We are totally committed to maintaining high standards through ongoing training and opportunities to share skills.

Board of Trustees: DDRC Healthcare, as a charity, also benefits from the input of the volunteers who make up our Board of Trustees. We are grateful to them for the skills and commitment that they bring. If you are interested in volunteering for us as a Board Member, please get in touch.

Current Job Vacancies

Chamber Attendant / Operator Bank Staff

Closing date: 08/10/2024

DDRC Healthcare is a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, training and research in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and associated fields. This post is based at the Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth. We provide high quality care for patients referred for elective and emergency HBO for conditions recognised as benefiting from HBO such as decompression illness (DCI), tissue damage secondary to radiotherapy and diabetic ulcers.

Post-holders will join as a ‘bank staff’ member of the Chamber Team, providing routine and emergency HBO therapy to patients on an ‘as and when’ basis. The hours available will be irregular. The Centre operates from Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 17.00, and once post-holders are suitably trained and experienced, they will be expected to join our on-call rota which operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Chamber Team members operate the chambers and support people using them. Applicants might be people with an interest in healthcare or caring roles, diving or from many other backgrounds. Training will be provided.

You will be required to achieve in-date accreditation to DDRC Healthcare standards. DDRC Healthcare staff will carry out the relevant training and assessment required.

Applicants must either have, or be willing to undertake, an HSE diving medical to ensure they are fit to ‘dive’ and carry out all the necessary duties. You must also be able to get to the Hyperbaric Medical Centre within 40 minutes, when on call.

Important information:

To apply, complete the application form and ensure you have read the job description. Email your application form to with Bank Chamber Application in the subject line – all applications will be acknowledged.

We strongly encourage potential candidates to arrange an informal conversation or visit with either Chris Bryan, Operations Director or Jason Williams, Chamber Co-ordinator. This can be arranged by emailing or calling 01752 209999 to arrange via reception.

If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted via email so please use an email address that you are able to check regularly.

This is an open-ended job advert, that will be closed when we have sufficient applicants for this round of recruitment.


Placements & Partnerships

We regularly have opportunities such as Student Nurse placements, short-term Junior Doctor contracts or PhD studentships (in partnership with other academic institutions). We are keen to talk with anyone who has ideas of how they could work with us. We hold hyperbaric medicine Taster Days for those who are interested in diving medicine and/or hyperbaric medicine and want to find out more about it. Keep an eye on our Events & Training Courses pages for details of these.