With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;


£18,005 – £19,337 PER ANNUM (PRO RATA IF PART TIME)





There’s one thing that makes more of a difference to our organisation than anything else: OUR STAFF.

Our staff are skilled, enthusiastic and committed people sharing in the delivery of high quality healthcare.

And there are many reasons why talented people like you join us……..

    • staff feeling satisfied with the quality of work and patient care they deliver
    • Our staff recommend the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
    • Reporting good communication between senior management and staff
    • Effective team working
    • Overall staff engagement & Job satisfaction

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and caring individuals to join us and to help us BE THE BEST, supporting our nurses in all aspects of Patient Care. We have various opportunities around the Trust to join our wards as trained Healthcare Assistants.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of clinical areas and develop your skills, whilst working in a friendly environment. Successful candidates must be reliable, motivated and enthusiastic, be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and work within a multidisciplinary team. We are committed to the training and development of our staff; therefore, you will need to be able to attend training days required for your role.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will be qualified to either NVQ level II or QCF level II diploma in a health related subject or have equivalent related healthcare experience.

In addition you will be educated to a good standard of Numeracy and Literacy (i.e. GCSE A-D or equivalent). Please state clearly on your application form each individual qualification you have obtained that is essential for the role, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Closing Date: 8th November 2020

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job will be short listed for further assessment.

Interview Date: 20th November 2020

It is essential you are available to attend interview on the above date as no other dates will be offered.

Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or are shielding and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.

If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Trust induction for trained Healthcare Support Workers will comprise of your first day at the Royal Derby Hospital, followed by four days at London Road Community Hospital, Derby.

For Further Details / Informal Visits Contact

Recruitment Team

  • /787690/787034.

Our Trust aims to provide the highest quality care to patients within Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire and we want the very best skilled people to work with us

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If we receive a high number of applications for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore it is advisable that you apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All of our vacancies are processed via our TRAC system so although you have applied via NHS Jobs your application will be transferred to TRAC once an advert has closed. This means all correspondence regarding the vacancy you have applied to will come to you via TRAC, so please check your junk mail from time to time as occasionally emails go in to junk or spam.

Most of our posts are subject to a DBS check, however having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from obtaining a position. Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates requiring a Tier 2 visa may not be appointed to a post if it is for a role that requires the Trust to satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration Resident Labour Market Test and where there are suitable UK/EEA applicants.

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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.

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