Healthcare Assistant

Full time -  36 hours per week

Part time - 24 hours per week 

(12 hour shifts, on internal rotation - Days & Nights. Night only contracts would be considered)

Salary: £9.50 to £10.00per hour - depending on qualification. (Enhancements for overtime and Bank holidays)

  • Are you a compassionate Healthcare Assistant?

  • Are you passionate about providing the highest standards of care?
  • Are your patients at the centre of everything you do?
  • Would you like to work in a palliative environment?

If you can answer YES to these question, then we would love to hear from you.

At St Joseph’s Hospice we feel it is a privilege to have the opportunity to look after patients and families at the end of their lives. We are now looking for Healthcare Assistants who are just as committed to providing high quality patient care as we are, to join the clinical team.  Healthcare Assistant’s will work under the supervision and guidance of a Registered Nurse to deliver patient care in line with each individual care plan.

About St Joseph’s Hospice

The hospice has 31 patient rooms, split across 3 units, providing high quality, end of life care. Our nurse-led service helps create a home from home environment for our patients and provides ongoing support to their families. Clinical activity is supported by our in-house Non-Medical Prescriber nurse, a visiting GP and a local network of specialist clinical support.

What we’re looking for

To join our dedicated team, you'll need experience of providing 'hands on' patient care in a healthcare or community setting.  If you haven’t worked in a hospice setting before, that is fine. We are looking for candidates with a passion for end of life care that have a broad range of skills and backgrounds, that we can add to our existing expertise.  

Working in a hospice environment can be demanding and challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. We expect you to have a talent for forging strong empathetic relationships with all kinds of people. Due to the nature of the role, a flexible approach including the ability to work nights is essential. In return, provide excellent on-going training and support.

Being a Healthcare Assistant at St. Joseph's Hospice

Additional Information

St Joseph’s Hospice will support you in your role and professional development.

Benefits include an employer contributory pension scheme, 5.6 weeks annual leave, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, paid breaks, a free meal whilst on duty and free onsite parking.

This post is offered on internal rotation basis (days and night shifts), but a night only contract will be considered.   There will remain a requirement for occasional rotation on to days and to attend training sessions and to ensure continued professional development.

Covid 19:

All PPE is readily available and strict hygiene policies are in place.

All Hospice based staff are required to participate in weekly Covid 19 testing protocols.

How to Apply

To complete and submit your application form via email to or if you have any queries call the HR department on 0151 932 2055.  (REF JOS022)


This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure check.

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