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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.

Band 2 Bank Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94316-JS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£18,005/ £19,337 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Bank Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) are at the core of the NHS. If you can demonstrate pride, capability, a flexible attitude and an approach to your work and life that mirrors that of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, we want to hear from you!

We are looking to add to the pool of Bank HCA’s.  The work is varied and at numerous locations across the County and Rutland.  If your application can demonstrate prior experience of working in a healthcare environment then why not consider working flexibly on our Bank?

What does being a Bank Healthcare Assistant involve?

  • As a HCA you will support the healthcare team in the delivery of direct patient care to patient. You will work closely with our nurses, allied health professionals and other colleagues.
  • You’ll be joining our team of bank staff who provide cover flexibly across all areas of the Trust. You will work under a flexible zero hour’s bank agreement and can choose from available shifts to fit round your other commitments. Shifts vary and can cover days, nights, weekends and other shifts patterns.
  • Our patients include people of all ages with physical and/or mental disabilities staying both at our sites or at home. 

Please note that we are NOT recruiting for the 3 main Hospitals in Leicester.  If you are looking for work at the Royal, General or Glenfield hospitals, you need to visit University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust website.


We are currently looking for applicants who can work flexibly across all our locations but in particular would welcome interest from candidates who are able to work in the following areas:

Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Hinckley, Coalville, Loughborough.

Support and training

On commencement you will attend a Trust induction and undertake mandatory online and socially distanced classroom based training on areas such as basic life support and manual handing. Once you have completed the suite of mandatory training provided you will then be able to access booking onto shifts. Our Centralised Staffing Solutions Team will then be on hand to support you with any queries or bookings to work on our bank.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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