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Band 3 Healthcare Assistant - Secure Services, Bristol

Band 3

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Blackberry Hill Hospital
From £18,813 per annum
23/05/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


We have exciting career opportunities for Healthcare Assistants to join our dynamic team. This is an innovative and creative unit that has fresh practices such as OTs working shifts, ensuring a high emphasis on groups and therapies within the ward. Service User involvement it as the heart of the work. The wards have highly skilled multi-disciplinary teams who work closely together to ensure excellence in service delivery. We are looking for highly creative and motivated staff to join the team. Staff interested in working in a compassionate and inventive way and supporting the existing team in further developments. There will be opportunities to develop areas of interest and pursue further training.

Fromeside is an 81 bedded Medium Secure unit based in Bristol, it has 6 male wards and 1 female service. Wickham is a 31 bedded Low Secure unit which provides care to male service users with both acute and rehabilitation needs.

If you are interested in working in a compassionate and inventive way and supporting the existing team in further developments this could be the post for you. Or if you are curious and want to know more please get in touch and come and meet one of the team!

Successful candidates will be required to complete (or demonstrate previous completion of) the AWP Care certificate.  All 15 standards need to have been passed in order to advance beyond the probationary period.  For details see The Care Certificate - Information for Applicants



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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Bev Cudmore 01173 784109