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Posting date: 27 June 2024
Salary: £22,383.00 per year
Additional salary information: £22383.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 11 July 2024
Location: Chippenham, SN15 2AJ
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Contract
Job reference: C9085-WHC-21983


Health Care Assistant – Band 2

Mulberry Ward – Chippenham Hospital

37.5 Hours per Week – Fixed Term until 17/04/2025 – Maternity Cover or until maternity leave finishes

In this role, as a Health care Assistant, you will be working closely with multi-disciplinary team members to provide a high standard of care for patients throughout their visit or stay at one of our community hospitals. You will be responsible for implementing treatment and risk management plans and aiding patients through their recovery. Moreover, you will also be responsible for providing support and comfort to patient family members or carers.

During your work as a Health care assistant, you will be expected to provide a high level of care to all patients in your ward or clinical area. This may include (and will not be limited to) moving and handling, cleaning and bathing patients, feeding patients and patient observations – this could be for a wide variety of patients. We will support successful candidates to complete the Care Certificate whilst working with us, to embed their practice and learning and support ongoing development.


The teams on the wards include Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Assistants, Rehabilitation Support Workers, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Doctors.


Main duties of the job

In return, we will offer you a number of opportunities and benefits. The starting salary for a Band 2 is £22,383 (£11.45ph). Working unsocial hours pays an additional 85% on Bank Holidays and Sundays, and an additional 43% at other times. You will be able to join the NHS pension scheme, have access to a wide range of NHS discount offers, plus a generous annual leave allowance and free parking at our community sites. Wiltshire Health and Care also offer access to various health and wellbeing initiatives, via their wellbeing hive, and access to great deals through our salary sacrifice scheme.


If you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team, please dont hesitate to contact Dario Vieira, Ward Manager ( who will be happy to answer any questions.


About us

Wiltshire Health and Care provides community based health services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives. Our Vision is to enable people to live independant and fulfilling lives for as long as possible. We are an NHS partnership organisation, focused entirely on delivering quality health and care to the people of Wiltshire – not on making a profit.

There has never been a better time to join us. Community services are expanding as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and the population of Wiltshire has never needed the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of our community-focused teams more than now. You will join a friendly and supportive team who live our values of Quality, Integrity, Partnership and Change, which were developed with our staff, patients and carers.


If you already live in or near Wiltshire, youll know that it is a great place to live and work: rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools. If you are looking to move to the area, we offer local employment and a chance to play a crucial role as part of your new community straight away. What are you waiting for?!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description (under Supporting Documents) for more information regarding the role and to access the full person specification.


Person Specification



  • GCSE Maths & English grade D or above or Level 1 functional skills in Literacy & Numeracy


  • QCF or NVQ Level 2 in a health related subject
  • Care Certificate



  • Experience of working in a care / health role.

Additional Criteria


  • Access to a vehicle that can be used for business purposes and hold a full and valid driving licence.

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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