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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2020.

Apprentice Therapy Support Worker

Job Reference: 318-20-R4715AN

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care of the Elderly
£10,132 pa (pro rata), £5.18 per hour

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

Job Title:Apprentice Therapy Support Worker

Hours:37.5 hours per week

Salary: GHNHSFT Apprentice Terms and Conditions £10,132pa (pro rata), £5.18 per hour

Department/Area:Therapy Department, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Accountable to:Clinical Lead Therapist, Care of the Elderly

Location:Gloucestershire Royal Hospital


NEWS!!! Apprenticeship Opportunity - Therapies Department

An apprenticeship in the Therapy Service at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to complete an Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Healthcare Support Worker and gain valuable healthcare experience within an acute hospital setting.

This apprenticeship vacancy would be suitable to anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare and in particular the Occupational/Physiotherapy areas.

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be managed by the Senior Therapists and be supported to use the principles of occupational therapy and physiotherapy to carry out activities including:

  • Implementing delegated treatment plans and facilitating rehabilitation

  • Assessing and managing delegated patients with non-complex mobility and occupational difficulties, reporting back to the registered practitioner as necessary.

  • Supporting the teams with administration, clerical and housekeeping duties.

  • Using verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients/carers.

The Apprentice Therapy Support Worker would be expected to be professional, treat everyone with kindness and respect, and have the confidence to communicate with patients and healthcare professionals in order to provide a friendly, efficient and courteous service to all patients.

The job requires the apprentice to be flexible and alter activities and priorities as the need arises. It is full time and the maximum working week is 37.5 hours / week; this includes a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes.

The young person (under 18 years) will have a break every 4.5 hours worked; there is no weekend working.

For further information please contact Hannah Boardman on 0300 422 8597 or Lisa Ferris Lifelong Learning Department, 0300 422 6318.

The closing date for applications is 1st March

You will be expected to undertake Literacy and Numeracy Initial assessments before your interview date. This can be completed on line. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a visit of the Therapy Department for a short tour. This will enable the candidates to meet staff and gain further understanding of the department and the apprentice therapy support worker role.

Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 6th March


Successful applicants will start in April and remain on programme for a minimum of 18 months


No alternative dates can be arranged

For more details of the role and requirements of the apprenticeship, please see Job Descriptions attached.

Our Trust uses a values based recruitment (VBR) approach, to ensure that we recruit the best employeeswith the right skills and values to support effective team working in order to deliver excellent patient care and experience.



Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. The Recruitment Team are unable to accept any applications after the position has closed on NHS Jobs.

Committed to safeguarding our community

If applicable for the post, all successful candidates will be required to pay for their own Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The cost will be £32 (standard checks) or £50 (enhanced checks), and will be recovered through two instalments from the candidate's salary. Please contact for further information.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at

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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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