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Healthcare Assistant - Full time

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: 20,535

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Our Medium Secure Division is offering the exciting opportunity to support and rehabilitate adults across a spectrum of specialist mental disorders

To join St Andrew's Healthcare as a Healthcare Assistant you do not need previous healthcare experience!

We will give you all the training you need to be successful


Full-time hours only (37.5 hours p/w)
Salary: £20,535 per annum, Plus shift enhancements 
Location: Northampton

We have a number of great opportunities for Healthcare Assistants with a good understanding of forensic services.

You will be part of our wider nursing and clinical teams focusing on our patients treatment and recovery. We do this by providing safe, effective, patient-centred care in line with national standards set by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services, essential standards from the CQC, and best practice guidance relevant to secure care from the National Institute of Health and Social Care Excellence (NICE).

Our overall purpose is to promote wellbeing, give hope and enable recovery. Our aim is to help patients recover so they can be treated in lower levels of security and eventually the community.

Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals who are able to demonstrate high standards of care and empathy, and who possess good communication skills alongside good IT literacy.

At St Andrew’s you can enjoy a special sense of pride and belonging – by helping transform the lives of patients, while shaping the future you want for yourself. We’re the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare.

The Men’s Medium Secure Wards pride themselves on having robust patient centred approach that affords boundaries. Our commitment to holistic care, safety, recovery and innovative therapies and treatment makes St Andrew’s the perfect place to establish your career. Join us and you’ll be part of a team with a shared focus on people not profits, with all surpluses re-invested to benefit our patients.

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

You'll also need:

  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills

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.


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 new St Andrew's Electric Car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications and the opportunity to become a qualified Nurse or Nursing Associate. 
  • On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.

Be part of a great team, apply for this role now.