Healthcare Assistant - Band 3

Job details
Posting date: 12 June 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £19,737 to £21,142 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 August 2021
Location: Gloucester, GL1 3WL
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 327-21-481

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This is a 6 month fixed term contract

Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 3 Health Care Assistant to work with the Gloucester Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust in our award-winning Wotton Lawn Hospital.

The Montpellier Unit is a 12 bedded Low Secure Unit for males suffering from a mental disorder and reaching the threshold for this level of security. The Unit is run by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and is a member of the Devon Partnership New Care Model for Secure Services in the South West Region of England.

We are now seeking a highly motivated and committed band 3 Health Care Assistant for Montpellier Unit. Montpellier is a 12 bedded Low Secure Unit, providing care for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. The ideal candidate for this post would be seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health concern.

We provide a service to our patients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, so we are looking for flexible people who would like to work on this rewarding service to cover shifts throughout the week at varying times of the day.

This post is for 37.5 hours per week.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 23rd August 2021

Shortlisting date: 24th August 2021

Interview date: 25th August 2021

If you think that you would like to be involved in this rewarding service and would like to find out further information about this opportunity please contact Nichole Hopkins, Deputy Unit Manager on 01452 894590 or email:

As a Health Care Assistant/ Support Worker you will be responsible for participating and assisting in the delivery of care / services to patients and service users as part of a Mental Health and Social Care Health Service. Health Care Assistant, Social Care Workers and other Healthcare Support Workers employed by the Trust are required to follow the guidance set out in Code of Conduct for Health Care Assistants/ Health Care Support Workers to provide safe and compassionate care of a high standard, and to challenge others who are not. You will receive direct supervision and partake in reflective practice / training on a regular basis and be required to meet the Care Certificate standards.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a ‘Veteran Aware Trust’, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled ‘Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance’.

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