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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/07/2019.

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Nurse Associate

Job Reference: 085-WHC-031985

Wiltshire Health and Care
Locations across Wiltshire
£17,787 - £20,448

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?

Wiltshire Health and Care LLP rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive Community Healthcare organisation that places the values of Caring, Compassion and Quality at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We are excited to offer a fantastic opportunity for to train to become a nursing associate with Wiltshire Health and Care LLP. This is a newly created role, which the organisation is investment in significantly to enable and the role to become an integral part of the healthcare team.

With posts available, in Chippenham and Savernake hospital wards, this is an excellent opportunity to train as you earn, studying for an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit and we actively encourage applicants of all ages.

You will be expected to attend University in Swindon for a day per week, and although you will be based in 1 service area, you will need to undertake short placements at an alternative location. You will be supported to learn on the job by the healthcare team and a dedicated work based tutor.

We are proud to our staff a career not just a job, so if you successfully complete the 2-year training course, and become registered, you will be offered a permanent job as a nursing associate. Once established in this role, the opportunity for further training to become a registered nurse may also be possible.

Successful candidates will ideally demonstrate some caring experience, and have achieved the Care Certificate as well at Level 2 (or grade C) at GSCE in English and Maths. Training will commence in September/ October this year.

For more information please contact:

Vanessa Ongley (Learning and Development Lead) by emailing


Wiltshire Health and Care was formed in July 2016 and is a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts that serve Wiltshire; Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under Wiltshire Health and Care terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

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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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