Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Sandalwood Court, Swindon

Avon and Wiltshire Men
Sandalwood Court, Swindon
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Come and join us at AWP Mental Health Trust and become an NHS hero by supporting your local community.

We are very proud of our amazing staff, who are continuing to work throughout the COVID19 pandemic, supporting people with mental health issues across the region.

We are looking for new colleagues, with a passion for helping people, to join us as Healthcare Support Workers in our team based at Sandalwood Court, Swindon.

Working closely with our multi disciplinary teams, supporting service users, you will receive training to complete the NHS Care Certificate and a Level 3 Healthcare apprenticeship. If you have some experience of caring work already that would be great - but if not, we will support you to develop the skills and experience needed.

This role is on a ward that operates on a 24/7 shift basis. Staff will qualify for unsocial enhancements in addition to their basic pay.

What matters to us is your passion, commitment and determination to succeed.

You will have excellent communication skills, and be happy to participate in the internal 24 hours, 7 day a week rota to meet the needs of people who use our services.

We expect you to be able to demonstrate how you have worked effectively in a multi-disciplinary team setting. You will need to demonstrate your commitment to personal development.

Your attitude is crucial. At Applewood, we deliver person-centered care. We believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health, to recover independence and return to the community. We expect you to share our vision for mental health care.

As an NHS employee you will have a wide range of benefits and discounts, including the NHS pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Best of all you will have the reward of doing a job that really matters, with colleagues who care.

Please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact: Pam Rogers, Ward Manager on 01793 836841 or

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We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities - we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

You can submit your application via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system 'TRAC'. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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