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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 841-18-720-LW

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals
£17,460 - £18,702

Be part of our team…

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Careers Fair at Kingsholm Rugby Stadium – Thursday 21st February 2019

Gloucestershire care Services NHS Trust will be attending this event and would like to meet with any interested parties who would like to explore working for the Trust. We have a number of Healthcare Assistant positions available across the county and so if you are interested in working with us we would be interested in hearing from you.


Band: 2

Salary: £17,460 - £18,702 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Flexible working patterns will be considered)

Contract: Permanent

Locations: All Community Hospitals - North Cotswolds Hospital, Moreton-In-Marsh, The Dilke and Lydney, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury Community Hospitals

Gloucestershire Care Services operate Nurse led Hospitals with close working ties across all the Multidisciplinary Teams within their Hospitals. We are especially proud that the Inpatient wards were recently given an ‘outstanding’ rating for ‘care’ at the Care Quality Commission’s last inspection. Our passion for caring for our local population is also reflected in the feedback we receive from patients, their carers, family and friends. In four of the other areas we were also rated ‘good’.

To help us achieve our ambitions we are seeking to recruit motivated Health Care Assistants. The post provides an excellent opportunity for personal development with a Team of very supportive Training and Development sister to guide you. You will be expected to complete the Care Certificate within the first year of your employment. This could the beginning of a lifetime career in Nursing as we offer Apprenticeships for Healthcare Assistants and opportunities to enter the Trainee Nurse associate programme.

So, if you already enjoy work in care sector or looking to make a change in your line of work, we want to hear from you!

Interview Date: We are able to offer a number of interviews on the day of the career fair but will also be interviewing at a later date. Please indicate as part of your application whether you will be attending the event and if you wish to be interviewed on the day. Interviews will be subject to short-listing criteria being met.

For further information please contact Elaine Wood on

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check with an Adult Barring check and successful candidates are expected to undertake this at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


Online Assessment
NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge

As part of your application you are invited to complete the NHS 'Values for healthcare' challenge available at

All NHS employees share a belief in the quality of patient care. It is important that our shared beliefs are part of everything we do to ensure that our role has a positive impact on the lives of patients. Try one of the 'Values for healthcare' video challenges at the link above and find out whether you have what it takes to join the NHS.

You can choose any one of the featured job roles for your challenge - don't worry too much about having to match your choice exactly to the type of job role you are thinking about. You only need to follow one job role to complete the challenge.

If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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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