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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 186-1277-20-MOP-OR

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Services for Older People
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum (pro rata for part-tim

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.

We are recruiting to strengthen our response during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

Healthcare Assistant - Mental Health Services

We are currently recruiting for a Healthcare Assistant who is passionate about compassionate person- centred patient care to work in our Mental Health Services for Older People, based in Bulwell. If you are positive thinking, hardworking and a team player and could contribute to providing high quality care to individuals in crisis please do not hesitate to apply.

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate initiative, can be resilient in sometimes challenging situations, and have excellent communication skills. You must be over 18.

Whilst previous experience is advantageous, we are also interested in hearing from exceptional individuals without direct experience, whom can demonstrate equivalent skills and experience.

Colleagues commencing at Band 2 are offered the opportunity to progress after 12 months experience in post and on completion of internal competencies. Opportunities to progress to Nursing Associate training are also available.

We work a 7 day per week, 24 hour shift pattern which includes weekend and bank holidays and regular night shifts. Unsocial hour payments apply.

People with a lived experience of mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please contact ward manager Julie Hudson 01159691300 Ext 12213 for more information.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Julia Hudson - Ward Manager

Email address: / Telephone number: 01159691300 Ext 12213


Sharon Martin - Clinical Lead

Telephone number: 01159691300 Ext 13258

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment. 

*We will be requesting references by email.  Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.



*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early.

Preferential consideration will be given to employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust currently declared ‘at risk’. Medical and Non-Executive Director posts are exempt from this criterion.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria. We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

When you apply for a position with the Trust using NHS jobs you will be contacted by E mail regarding invitation to attend interviews. Please note any further correspondence regarding any offer of employment and contract will also be sent to the email address provided on NHS Jobs.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

All new starters from 1st January 2019 payslips/P60’s will only be available electronically via MyESR Employee Self Service.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, satisfactory DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust.

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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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