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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2020.

Activity Worker

Job Reference: 232-AUC-2441971

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Activity Worker
Harplands Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent
£19,737 - £21,142 per ann

Outstanding- our journey continues

We’re proud to be only one of two specialist Mental Health Trusts in England rated Outstanding by the CQC.

And we are not stopping there.

Our aim is to be Outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it.

And that’s OUR aim for YOU.

Here at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare, we’re on an incredible journey of innovation. As part of our journey we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and compassionate Activity Worker to join our PICU Unit within the Acute and Urgent Care Directorate.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare is now rated as an 'Outstanding' NHS Trust and our staff pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust offers a combination of shift working, including long days, short shifts and a flexible working policy to support working families. We also offer rotational opportunities for staff that would like to experience a variety of in-patient wards.

Our Directorate provides patient-centred mental health and related services for people of all ages with varying needs; aiming to be the best in all that we do and working in partnership to deliver services that promote recovery, wellbeing and independent living.

We encourage development and further training to support career progression.

We are looking for motivated individuals who want a rewarding role as part of an outstanding service that makes a difference.

We have an ethos of multidisciplinary working and this is reflected on the wards too, with access to occupational therapy and psychology as well as medical and nursing interventions.

In return we offer:

A competitive progressive salary plus enhancements for unsociable hours

We cover the cost of your DBS Check

Uniform provided

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27-33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

We aim to be outstanding as a diverse and inclusive employer. We are keen to develop our workforce representation from currently under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) people and those living with physical, mental and/or sensory disability. We offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff. Applications are welcomed from current and previous service users.

All correspondence will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please check your junk / spam email folders regularly.

We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible. Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band and candidates meet the essential criteria for this post. All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust are required to complete a Care Certificate. ALL POSTS INVOLVING ACCESS TO PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE DISCLOSURE.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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