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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/02/2021.

Healthcare Support Worker(s) - Bank

Job Reference: 449-BSS037

Solent NHS Trust
Bank Staffing Service
Portsmouth or Southampton
£9.88 per hour plus 10% uplift for annual leave

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Would you like to support your local NHS Trust?

We are looking for bank staff to support our clinical teams in Solent NHS Trust

If you have any free time, want to earn some extra cash and support Solent NHS Trust during this busy time then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for Bank Healthcare Support Workers to work in our inpatient wards and clinics across Southampton and Portsmouth.

  • Southampton - Royal South Hants Hospital and Western Community Hospital
  • Portsmouth- St Marys Hospital Campus, Jubliee House, Hamble House

Applicants must have some experience of working in a care environment as some experience is required to work on our busy wards. A care certificate is desirable for this role however training for this can be offered.

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who possess good communication skills. You must be able to work flexibly and able to work a mixture of early and late shifts.

In this role you will be required to provide support to our nursing teams under the supervision of the Lead Nurse. Please take time to read the job description and person specification and if you meet the criteria please complete the online application form and we will be in touch soon

For more information about this role or to find out the hours and shifts patterns, please contact

If you do not have a care certificate or an NVQ but have experience of delivering care, please apply.

Please note we are looking to hold interviews every week to support our teams in the current situation, therefore if shortlisted you will be called to interview before the closing date of this post.

Solent employees -need not apply via NHS jobs,please express your interest with your line manager.

Overseas applicants – we are not able to support overseas applications at this time for bank positions.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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