Health Care Assistant, Hospice at Home, Nights


Location: Based at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood, delivering care in the community across West Essex

Salary:  £25,354.35 per annum inclusive of 5% High-Cost Area Allowance

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week, working 10pm to 7am pro-rata (over 7-day working week) To include a minimum of one day shift per month 7.5 hrs.

Overview of role

Do you have experience working as a health care assistant? (HCA). We are currently looking to recruit HCA’s, who have an interest in specialist palliative care, to join our Hospice at Home service. This is an exciting established service and involves close collaborative working with other healthcare professionals.

We are looking to recruit a full time HCA working nights, 10pm – 7am, including weekends pro rata.

If you would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team delivering excellent specialist palliative care to patients their families and carers, please read the job description (link below) for further details.

In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, enhancements on our rates of pay for nights and weekend working, petrol allowance, generous leave allowance, pension, and life assurance scheme.  We have an 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:

Sonia Haigh on 01279 773716 or by email

How to apply

Please complete a St Clare Hospice application form 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 send your application documents to:

Key documents

HCA Hospice at Home NIGHTS Job Description Feb 2024

Application Form DBS – May 2021

Employment Details – MAY 2024

Equal Opportunities Form

Employee Benefits Statement

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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