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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2021.

Healthcare Support Worker, Theatres (Ashford) - Band 2

Job Reference: 323-JNE2043

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Theatres, ASH
Ashford Hospital London Road Ashford Surrey TW15 3AA
£19,612 - £20,984 inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.






Healthcare Support Worker’s, Band 2 – Theatres at Ashford Hospital


We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic Healthcare Assistant with at least a grade C GCSE or equivalent pass in English and Math to join our progressive and dedicated Theatre Environment on both our hospital sites. A computer-literate qualification would be advantageous but not necessary, as you will be expected to contribute towards developing and maintaining a suitable and stimulating learning environment. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is desirable and you will also be supported with an extensive supernumerary training period to enhance your knowledge and skills.

You will be required to do 37.5hrs per week and our working hours consists of a combination of day and night shifts. Flexible working hours is also available and will be considered on request.

You will work closely with colleagues within the theatre department in a variety of specialties to ensure the cohesiveness and smooth running of the whole department. We need dynamic Healthcare Assistants who will assist colleagues inside theatres as part of your learning in a very busy and demanding environment. Furthermore, you will be given a chance to further your development if interested to join the nursing or anaesthetic role in future.

You should be able to support the core values of the trust in promoting putting patients first, having personal responsibility, passion for excellence and take pride with the team.

For more information, please contact Ashford Matron Tom D’Souza at tom.d’ for or Clinical Practice Educator Joi Kaunde-Smith at

Closing Date: 27th September 2021

Interview Date: 4h October 2021


Processing your Application

Your application will be transferred from NHS Jobs into the Trust's Careers Portal. Once your application has transferred, you will receive an email inviting you to register and log into the Careers Portal. From here you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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