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Healthcare Assistant - Birmingham

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: From £22,840 plus enhancements

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Location: Birmingham

Salary: From £22,840 plus enhancements

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)


The Charity

We are St Andrew’s. We are a thriving charity, and our vision is a society in which everyone living with mental health need is heard, valued and has hope for their future.

We help people to overcome barriers, and we work tirelessly to help people in our care to find hope.

Are you full of curiosity and ideas? Are you inspired to do the right thing every day, living by our CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence?

Then come join us. Let’s transform lives together.

St Andrew’s Birmingham is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility comprises of eight units that cover medium and low security for both Men and Women. Located in Stirchley, a vibrant area in South Birmingham, easily accessible by road networks and public transport.

The Role

Healthcare Assistants work in our Clinical areas, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.  To join St Andrew’s as a Healthcare Assistant we are looking for the following:

Essential Criteria:

  • Good standard of literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • Working within a mental healthcare setting will require resilience as it can be a challenging role
  • Undertake personal care (washing, toileting, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • To be able to follow instructions and procedures
  • To be able to work in a team but use your own initiative
  • Observational skills

Desirable Criteria:

  • A qualification in healthcare
  • Experience within healthcare or care work
  • Experience working in a mental health setting

There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.

We develop innovative ways to help patients recover, creating a package of care designed around each individual, their preferences and needs. We focus on physical and spiritual wellbeing as well as mental health 


We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Our newly launched Electric Car scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.