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Healthcare Assistant – Fixed Term Maternity Cover 12 Months (Band 2)

Salary: Band 2 (£17,049.78 - £17,860.32 per annum plus shift enhancements)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week - fixed term 12 months

The hours are to be worked flexibly on a rota basis, Monday to Sunday, which will include a combination of the following shifts: Early 7.30am-3.30pm; Late 1.30pm-9.30pm; Long Day 7:30am-8.30pm; Night 8.00pm-8.00am. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the hospice.

Last year we cared for 94 patients on our 7 Bedded Unit which is based in our beautiful grounds at Deer Park in Barnstaple.  90% of these patients had a cancer diagnosis and the remaining 10% were referred to us for other life-limiting conditions.  Our Bedded Unit receives referrals for a number of reasons including control of symptoms for pain or nausea/sickness, rehabilitation following treatment, or care in the last days of life.  Our specialist medical team provide round the clock care and support to our patients in the comfort of a welcoming and homely environment.

We are looking for an experienced Healthcare Assistant to join our multidisciplinary team on our Bedded Unit.  The role will involve delivering a range of care duties for our patients and maintaining sensitive, caring and tactful relationships with patients, families and carers.  Applicants will need to have an NVQ Level 2 in Care or equivalent, and experience of working in a healthcare environment.

Informal discussion welcomed, please contact Hannah Crawley or Vicky McDonald on 01271 344248.

An enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for this post.

Closing date for completed applications is noon on Friday 29th May 2020.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th June 2020.

To apply for this position please download an application pack and return your completed application form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send it to Human Resources Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda in the Human Resources Department by emailing or call 01271 347 238.


It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals. We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.

More Details

HCA Band 2 Fixed Term - Job Description.pdf Download pdf 120kb HCA Band 2 Fixed Term - Person Specification.pdf Download pdf 87kb