Employees for the Elderly and Healthcare Sector, Lolland Municipality, Denmark


Employees for the Elderly and Healthcare Sector, Lolland Municipality, Denmark


Do you want to work in the Elderly and Healthcare Sector in a welfare state where mutual trust between citizen, employee and manager is paramount? Where you are asked for advice and contribute to solutions to professional challenges. Where the work-life balance is among the best in the world and where all employees receive free continuing education. 

We offer a meaningful job and beautiful surroundings to settle in Lolland Municipality is looking for employees with health professional experience to replace a number of employees who are retiring. Lolland is a lovely place to live and work; a scenic island in southern Denmark, with lots of cultural offers and a rich club life in sports among other things. With only an hour and a half drive to Copenhagen, you can easily visit the capital whenever you want - and at the same time benefit from the much lower housing costs in Lolland. Our municipality is developing rapidly, not least because of the construction of the Fehmarnbelt link to Germany, along with a growing international community in Lolland. 

Follow this link to watch a video with employees at Lolland telling you about the job:

https://www.dreambroker.com/channel/ox6km4go/6ukff5yn?lang=en/ Working in Lolland Municipality 

We meet the citizens at eye level 

Working in the Elderly and Health Sector in Denmark is something special. The work takes place both in care centers and in private homes. It works on the principle of 'helping people to help themselves', because being as self-reliant as possible increases the quality of life of the citizens. A concrete example of this could be training citizens who have just been discharged from a hospital to manage bathing and personal care on their own. You strive to give citizens content in everyday life by knowing their life story and talking to them about their good memories - so humanity and inclusiveness towards the citizen's way of living is important. At the care centers too, you also seek to create a homely environment with meaningful activities.

Applicants with different educational backgrounds are welcome

Lolland Municipality wants to hear from applicants with basic theoretical insight into and practical experience in elderly care and geriatrics. The content of education programs varies greatly across European countries, and therefore we do not demand a specific educational background. In fact, several types of education may be relevant to us. The most important thing is that you have knowledge about anatomy, hygiene, infection prevention, nutrition, and health promotion. In addition, you must have practical experience in providing personal help and good relational skills. 

Individually planned competence development and tasks that match your experience

Based on your skills and practical experience, we offer individually tailored competence development or formal education, which may take place over a shorter or longer period. You will gradually be introduced to the Elderly and Health Sector and perform tasks of various kinds that match your experience. It could be tasks within personal care and care and practical help for citizens with physical or mental disabilities. In this connection, you will learn to use welfare technology and digital aids of various kinds. It can also be about supporting citizens' rehabilitation and advising their relatives – and, of course, contributing to a meaningful everyday life through conversations. 

Watch this video to experience everyday life of care staff in Lolland Municipality:



Requirements and expectations

  • You are willing to learn Danish and motivated to learn our approach to ways of working in the Elderly and Health Sector 
  • You have an educational background in health care and experience within elderly care
  • You have good interpersonal skills
  • You are responsible, caring and resilient
  • You can work both independently and in teams
  • You are good at getting on with all kinds of citizens and have an approach that acknowledges people
  • You are good at English
  • You have a driving license
  • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA country, Switzerland or a Nordic country
  • You must present a criminal record 


Salary and terms of employment 

Working hours are 37 hours per week or by appointment. Your net salary at the time of hiring will be approx. 15,800 DKK/month = 2,100 EUR/month, plus pension and paid vacation

Other important matters: language course, accommodation, and future life in Lolland – maybe together with your partner? 

Before you arrive in Denmark, you must acquire basic Danish language skills via an on-line language course. We start language courses twice a year, next time in December 2023 (online).

After moving to Denmark, you will complete an intensive Danish course during the first four months of your stay. You will also participate in several social and professional activities to get acquainted with Lolland and your workplace. During this period, Lolland Municipality will ensure that you have housing available to you, after which you find permanent housing with advice from us. Employment in Lolland Municipality requires that you participate actively in the language course and demonstrate linguistic progression. You will receive ongoing feedback from your teacher. 

If you have a partner and/or children, you are very welcome to take them to Lolland. Here are good job opportunities and we are happy to advise on job search and settlement opportunities. 

If you want to read more about working conditions, language course, accommodation, partner scheme, etc., please use this link where you can find the job ad with a link to a PDF:



We recommend that you find out more about living in Denmark on www.workindenmark.dk and that you read more about Lolland on https://newcomers.lolland.dk/new-to-lolland

If you want to know more, please feel free to contact our international settlement ambassador Martina Mostad (newcomers@lolland.dk)

We look forward to seeing you.

Do you have the courage to jump into something new, get to know a country and another culture and – not least – do a meaningful job with people who appreciate you? We are ready to help and look forward to seeing you. 

In the video below you can get an insight into Lolland's beautiful nature - join us on tour around Lolland Municipality:



Send an application - see the vacancy here and apply online on the green "Apply" button:


Your application must be written in English and contain a short cover letter in which you explain why you want to move to Lolland and take up a job in the Elderly and Healthcare Sector and a CV in which you explain your educational background and your experiences with working with elderly people.

We must have received your application no later than 03.10.2023. 

We hold ongoing interviews (online) in September and October. All applicants who continue through the process are offered a visit to Lolland Municipality in November 2023, which will give a concrete insight into the tasks that await you.