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Healthcare Assistant




Priory Hospital Barnt Green

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,715.58 per annum


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert Role Description

Healthcare Assistant

Priory Hospital Barnt Green are looking for Healthcare Assistants to work across our two NHS wards and our Private ward. Working as a Healthcare Assistant in mental health is both rewarding and demanding. We are looking for people who want to provide the high quality care and support to people to help them through some of their most challenging times in life. This is more than a job, it’s a vocation. You will work alongside dedicated and supportive colleagues who share this same passion to help others. Experience of working in mental healthcare is not essential, we know that experience comes from more than just doing a job and therefore you may have gained your understanding of mental health in other ways. We welcome people from all backgrounds and value the contribution that your life experience, culture and world view can bring.

You will require experience working in a acute mental health setting.

As a Healthcare Assistant with Priory Group, you will receive full training, support and guidance to enable you to provide high quality care. As part of this you will need to complete some bespoke training, including prevention & management of violence and aggression training (PMVA). You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS check (it’s worth remembering that a “positive disclosure” such as a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from working with us but it is highly recommended that you talk to us about anything you think may be disclosed as early as possible).

Our Hospital is open 24 hrs a day, and therefore our Healthcare Assistants work on a rotational rota pattern. You will need to be able to work both days and nights across all 7 days of the week. Our shifts generally run from 7:30am – 8pm for day shifts and 7:30pm – 8am for night shifts, and our full time colleagues can expect to work 3 shifts per week for 3 weeks and 1 week where you will have 4 shifts (this will vary depending on the needs of Hospital). Although you will be allocated to a specific ward, there will be times where your knowledge and skills will be required on other wards.

Priory Group Information:

When you join Priory Group, you’ll be part of an innovative and growing organisation that is helping to redefine health, education and social care in the UK. Our nationwide team treats more than 70 conditions through a network of over 450 facilities including:

  • Mental Health and addiction services
  • Rehabilitation and recovery facilities
  • Medium and low secure facilities
  • Specialist schools and colleges
  • Residential and care homes

Development opportunities

Our business attracts great people and we’ve created an environment where they can achieve great things. This starts with excellent learning and development resources. At Priory, your career progression is more than a sequence of formal training courses. It involves dynamic learning opportunities that support your performance at each stage of your career.

Find out more about the development opportunities available on the Priory Career Pathways website


As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we recognise and reward you for your contribution. To support this, we've created a comprehensive benefits package for all team members. Our benefits are flexible and tailored to the individual, but here's just some of what’s on offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Free parking at every site
  • Health and wellbeing support through our EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Pension scheme with a Priory contribution
  • SMART Pensions - Opt for a slightly smaller salary and we pay an extra contribution into your pension. The result? We both save on National Insurance payments and you end up with an overall increase in your take-home pay
  • Cycle scheme - Get a tax-free bike with equipment and pay monthly from your salary, generating a cost saving of up to 42%
  • Computing scheme - Buy the latest technology at no more than the RRP using salary exchange whilst spreading the cost over 12 months
  • Your Priory, Your Benefits - Our shopping discount site where you'll find great offers for online and in-store shopping, negotiated specially for everyone who works with us
  • GymFlex - Spread the cost of an annual gym membership over 12 months and use your membership at health clubs, leisure centres, boot camps and yoga studios across the UK

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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