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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2020.

Helpline Operator

Job Reference: 050-AC381-0720

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Romano, North East Wales
£18,185 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.



The Helplines Department currently operates several 24 hour helplines from a base at Grove Road in Wrexham. Helpline Operators respond to incoming calls on the helplines as well as make outgoing calls in response to voicemail messages. All of the helplines provide emotional support, advice, information and literature to callers living with mental ill health, dementia and substance misuse issues as well as offering support to families, friends and carers.

The ability to work alone is essential. The ability to work inclusive of Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year is an essential requirement of the post in line with the needs of the service. Applicants with knowledge of substance misuse issues and mental health would be especially welcome. Team working is vitally important as supporting colleagues during shifts is actively encouraged. Applicants will ideally have basic computer skills and experience of the issues and difficulties facing people living with mental distress or coping with drug/alcohol abuse problems. Full training will be given. Good communication skills is an essential requirement, the need to work flexibly is an important part of the role; This includes weekends and night shifts. We strongly encourage prospective applicants to visit the Department for an informal discussion.

Welsh language Skills need to be learnt when appointed to the post

 Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 4th August 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Luke Ogden
01978 366206

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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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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