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Mountbatten Carer - Bank

Job Reference: J315-VC091A

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Care at Home
Band 2 Agenda for Change


At Mountbatten making our employees feel valued is as important to us as making sure that our patients are safe. We are looking for people that live our values to help us make a difference to the thousands of patients who come to us for help and support each year.

We believe that every employee plays a vital part in helping us achieve our mission to provide and promote good care an support for those people living with, affected by or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the communities we serve.

Our vision at Mountbatten is of a world where all dying people and those close to them, have access to expert care of the highest quality, provided by compassionate and professional teams.

Our Values

We care about what we do. We appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other

We are experts in our field. We are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do

We are innovative and bold. We respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources

We respect our community. We exist for our local population, now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others

Here at Mountbatten our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we need talented and committed people like you to join our team to help us grow and develop our services . If you wish to take the next step in your carer, this may be the ideal opportunity for you.

Do you require the flexibility to pick up shifts around your lifestyle? Our care at home service is growing and we need you to be part of the journey..

About us:

For over four decades Mountbatten Hampshire have provided outstanding palliative care to its community and its services have made a huge impact on many families lives across Hampshire. To achieve our goal to support more patients we need to establish our own specialist Bank to support our outstanding teams who work across all our service provisions.

About the role:

You will work as part of the Mountbatten Care at Home Team responsible for providing care and support to our patients with life limiting conditions, their families, and carers. You will be working alongside another carer within patients’ own homes or other places of care across the Southampton and West Hampshire area.  As a bank Mountbatten carer you will be offered the unfulfilled shifts to complete our rotas, these could be earlies, lates, long days as well as unsocial hours including weekends/nights and bank holidays. You will work closely with the recruitment lead to keep your availability up to date so that we are able to offer you shifts swiftly and smoothly, these may be in advance or at short notice. There will also be opportunities to pick up additional shifts within the IPU on occasions, if you so desire.

About you:

You will ideally be qualified to Level 2 Health and Social Care Certificate and have previous care experience. You will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team of professionals, but also be able to work under your own initiative to ensure the highest standard of care to your patients. You will have strong communication skills and will be an organised individual who has good IT skills, including outlook, word and excel.

You will have a full current driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes as you will be required to visit, patients, their families, and carers together with other professionals outside of the Hospice location.

Please be aware that although we are advertising on NHS Jobs, Mountbatten Hampshire is a separate charity organisation and not part of the NHS. We do however recognise previous Agenda for Change continuous service and match NHS benefits and bandings.


What we can offer:

  • Pay enhancements on unsocial hours, 
  • Paid driving time, not only for the hours you are physically with your patients!
  • Incremental Progression
  • Mileage paid at 56 pence a mile
  • Free on-site parking
  • Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check the cost of which is covered by the Hospice.

For an informal discussion and visit about this opportunity please contact Vanessa Davis on 02382548870.

Mountbatten Hampshire offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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