Job Summary

Health Care Assistant

UK-Bradford | - £18k-£20k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

We are committed to providing high quality care for the people of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Are You?

As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

We’re looking for a passionate and committed health care assistant to join our innovative Out of Hours community nursing team. We offer a range of career opportunities working with our diverse communities across the district.

We’ll support your personal and professional development, including our preceptorship programme that is tailored to meet your needs, and your continued clinical development to further develop your skills.

As a high-performing, learning organisation, you will also benefit from our coaching and mentoring programme to support your development goals.

As a community health care assistant, you will work within a dynamic, forward thinking district nursing out of hours service that ensures the delivery of high quality care to a practice population. You will work as part of a skill-mix team, undertaking appropriate delegated duties.



Our workforce supports dynamic working practices such as reducing travel, printing, and making more efficient use of digital information and technology. To support this process we need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and new technologies and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries.

As an associated teaching NHS Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust is committed to supporting high quality research that will enable us to deliver excellent, evidence-based care to our service users. We support all our staff to be actively involved in evidence based practice and research as part of their personal development.

Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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