Return to search
  • Add to favourites

Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 156-2036659

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Various Specialties
£17,652 - £19,020 pa (pro rata)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Opportunities for Healthcare Assistants at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

Salary: £17,652 - £19,020 pa dependent on experience (pro rata for part time)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest provider of healthcare in the county, and we are always keen to recruit enthusiastic and motivated people to join our hospitals as Healthcare Assistants. We strive to deliver high quality, compassionate care for our patients and their families. A caring nature, good communication skills, and a willingness to learn and develop are essential for this role.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will work closely with our Registered Nurses and other healthcare staff to deliver fundamental care to patients, including assisting with personal hygiene, toileting needs, feeding and mobility. Previous experience is desirable, but not essential, as successful applicants will receive a comprehensive induction on commencing the post.

As part of the induction process, all new Healthcare Assistants will be supported to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate. This fantastic opportunity will allow you to gain formal recognition for the skills and knowledge you develop within the first 12 weeks of employment with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are looking for caring and compassionate people who either have experience of delivering care, or are interested in starting a career in a healthcare setting. We are looking for Healthcare Assistants to work full time or part time, on a rota basis covering Monday – Friday, weekends, nights and bank holidays. If you would like to be part of our team delivering brilliant care to our patients, we want to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Recruitment Team on 01872 255755 (option 2), or email

Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Committed
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Step Into Health
  • Veteran Aware
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working