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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 841-19-266-HR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Community Hospitals - Cirencester
£17,652 - £19,020

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Open Morning on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 Cirencester Community Hospital

Opportunties for Healthcare Assitants

Band: 2

Salary: £17,652 - £19,020 per annum pro rata

Hours: Permanant (Full-time and part-time hours available - flexible working patterns will be considered so long as the service can support the request)

Applications for BANK positions are also welcome(zero hours)

Location: Cirencester Community Hospital

At Cirencester Community Hospital, we pride ourselves on giving the highest standards of holistic care, while working within an integrated multi-disciplinary team which is aimed at maintaining patient flow through effective, safe, timely discharge.

Our bustling Community Hospital is set in beautiful grounds in the Roman town of Cirencester and provides a range of services to meet the needs of local people. The hospital consists of a busy In-patient unit with two wards, a Nurse led Minor Injury Unit; as well as an Endoscopy Department; Outpatient and X-ray department. There is also, Dentistry, Podiatry and Audiology services on site.

If you possess the passion and commitment needed to deliver a caring and supportive patient experience, and share our organisational values, we look forward to hearing from

To support you in applying for a role with us, applicants are welcome to attend our Open day at Cirencester Hospital on Tuesday 3rd September. If you apply in advance, you have the opportunity to have a preliminary interview on the day. Alternatively, by visiting us, you will have a better understanding about whether we are a good fit for you and you can apply in the week after the Open day. Whichever way works for, we are flexible in our approach.

In return we offer you day to day support along with excellent training and a real commitment to your personal development plan with opportunities for Healthcare Assistants to work towards their Care certificate. Our site offers free car parking as well as subsidised accommodation which can be rented for overnight accommodation when needed whichmakes this a very attractive proposition.

The inpatient wards provide a mixture of sub-acute care, rehabilitation and palliative care. Patients are admitted directly from GPs, Minor injuries Unit and from Accident & Emergency departments at the county’s Acute Hospitals. Patients are also transferred from the local acute hospitals and tertiary centres.

So, if you love what you do,looking to make a change or want to earn extra money, we want to hear from you!

For further information please contact Karen Fawcett on 0300 421 8444 or email her on

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with a Barring List check for adults.

Short-listing Date: Monday 16th September 2019

Interview Date: TBC


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.

Applicants should note that all appointments to gloucestershire Care Services (soon to become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

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 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, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

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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