Charity Health Care Assistant – Inpatient Unit


Location: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX

Salary:  £25,354.35 – £27,302.10 per annum FTE (Pro Rata for Part Time) depending on experience and inclusive of 5% High-Cost Area Allowance

Hours: Full or Part Time

Overview of role

Do you have experience working as a Health Care Assistant?  We are currently looking to recruit a Health Care Assistant who has an interest in specialist palliative care, to join our Inpatient Unit.

If you would you like to be part of our friendly, supportive team delivering high standards of specialist palliative care which endeavours to “go the extra mile” in supporting our patients and their families, then we would love to hear from you.

This role will be full time/part time and operates over a 24-hour rotation, this would typically be 3 x 12.5-hour shifts or 2 x 12.5-hour shifts per week.  The shift pattern includes working a proportionate number of days and nights over a 7-day working week.

Please read the job description (link below) for further details.

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, generous leave allowance, pension and life assurance scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, free parking, and the option to continue your membership of the NHS pension scheme.  We offer excellent development opportunities and are committed to supporting individuals in their learning and development.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Dawn Power on 01279 773713 or email:

How to apply

Please complete a St Clare Hospice application form and submit with a cover letter telling us why you feel you are suitable for this role (in particular, explaining how you fulfil the requirements set out in the Person Specification).  Please note: your CV will not be accepted by itself, and the application form must be fully completed.

Key documents

Health Care Assistant IPU Job Description

Employment Details – May 2024

Application Form DBS – May 2021

Equal Opportunities Form

Employee Benefits Statement

Send your application documents to:

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert once we receive sufficient applications, so recommend an early application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you require any assistance regarding the application process, please telephone the HR Team, on 01279 773744 or email

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.  We recognise that everyone is different, and we value the unique contribution that individual experiences, knowledge and skills make in delivering quality services. Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Please note that a DBS check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment checks for the successful candidate.

A note to agencies

We understand that agencies do search for opportunities to work with organisations such as ourselves. However we request that you do not contact us in relation to the vacancies advertised above. We respond to enquiries from individuals seeking employment directly.


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