Healthcare Assistant - Men's Mental Health: Medium Secure IPU

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £16,980 plus enhancements

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Hear from a HCA - Jessica Khalaf

"My favourite thing about working at St Andrew's is Feeling like part of a team and working together. 

I was also really pleased when I discovered the Aspire programme as I was not sure if I would be able to study nursing otherwise.

I have quickly progressed and am now in my final year of university. I will be working as a mental health nurse in a years’ time, which is incredibly exciting!"

Click here to read more about the Aspire programme 


More information about the role

From £16,980 plus enhancements (£19,405 inclusive of enhancements based on standard shifts)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Our specialist Men’s Medium Secure IPU is made up of 5 wards; Prichard, Cranford, Robinson, Fairbairn and Rose.  All situated in William Wake House, each ward has their area of specialism and provides exceptional care for male patients with needs including; deaf/communication difficulties, brain injury and personality disorders.

Your role with us

As a HCA, you'll be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse, and work with doctors, psychologists and a range of other healthcare professionals.  The main contact you'll have, though, is with the people in our care.

There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed. To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you'll need to be:

  • Resilient
  • Caring and kind
  • Cheerful and friendly
  • Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • Able to work in a team but use your own initiative

You'll also need:

  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills

The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2019