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Temporary Staffing
£9.80 (£10.05 on completion of training)
Bank: As and When Required.
  • Flexible working
  • Other
As and When Required.
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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
Employer type
York, Scarborough and Malton
York, Scarborough and Malton
£9.80 - £10.05 £10.05 on completion of training
Salary period
31/10/2022 23:59

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust logo

Bank Healthcare Assistant

£9.80 (£10.05 on completion of training)

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

Our values

The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:

  • Respect – listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion – kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility – honest, learning, ambitious

Job overview

Please note that this vacancy is for York, Malton and Scarborough only

Are you interested in working with people with mental ill health or learning disabilities?

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with mental ill health or learning disabilities?

Do you have time and flexibility to work across a range of services on an as and when basis as clinical demand arises?

If so then the Temporary Staffing Service has an exciting opportunity for Health Care Assistants to work across Tees, Esk and Wear Valley's inpatient sites within

  • York - Foss Park Hospital
  • Malton - Springwood Unit, Malton Hospital
  • Scarborough - Cross Lane Hospital

We wish to recruit individuals with experience in a care setting who are flexible, enthusiastic and have a positive caring attitude towards our client group.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a mandatory training programme within the first 8 weeks of commencement which will provide all new recruits with the necessary skills to work effectively and safely within our unique services. This includes 5 consecutive days of face-to-face training for HCAs. It is therefore essential that applicants ensure that they can commit to this prior to applying.

Please ensure that you have provided your National Insurance Number and details of referees covering the past three years of employment/activity/education on your application form.  Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will be responsible for supporting nursing staff in meeting the needs of service users, working alongside our established workforce delivering all aspects of care to promote choice and client independence.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working as and when required for a busy mental health and learning disability Trust. Bank workers are not regular employees and have no entitlement to guaranteed or continuous employment.

Typical basic hourly rates for fully compliant bank workers including WTR uplift are £9.80 for HCAs (£10.05 upon completion of training).  Enhancements of 30% are applicable to nights and Saturdays and 60% are applicable to Sundays and Bank Holidays. NI & PAYE deductions will apply.

Working for our organisation

The Temporary staffing services provide a responsive flexible staffing service to the Trust, ensuring adequate staffing levels and skill mix are maintained in all services and departments, so as to promote the quality of service and avoid unnecessary expenditure on agency staff costs and overtime.

The Team currently provide temporary staffing provisions to all areas of inpatient services within the Trust and provide support Adult Mental health, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Services for Older people and Children's services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Bank Healthcare Assistants should be both positive and passionate about care they provide and will support the nursing team in the daily functioning of the ward, supporting patients recovery, monitoring and reporting physical and mental health as well as completing accurate documentation.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Key skills in literacy (level 1) and numeracy (level 1)
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care


Essential criteria
  • Experience working in a similar environment
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working with people with mental/social health needs.


Essential criteria
  • Basic computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

We are a Living Wage EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Izzy Clayton
Job title
Recruitment Lead, Temporary Staffing Service
Email address
Telephone number
01642 451650
Additional information

Rachel Rennison, Temporary Staffing Manager on 01642 837674 or via email on

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