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Healthcare Assistant - Cardiff IPU

Marie Curie Group
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Penarth, United Kingdom

Salary: £22,720 per annum (Marie Curie Clinical Pay Scale, aligned with AFC Band 2)

Enhancements: 44% x your basic salary per hour paid for Saturdays & weekday night duty (8pm to 6am) / 88% x your basic salary per hour paid for Sundays and Public Bank Holiday

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours (Day / Night shift) Part time may be considered

Contract: Permanent 

Location: Marie Curie Hospice, Bridgeman Rd, Penarth CF64 3YR

Marie Curie provides free specialist support and care for patients with cancer and other life limiting conditions, and their families. We aim to give patients the best possible quality of life, meeting their medical, spiritual and social needs, while also providing their families with the emotional support they need.

Marie Curie Benefits Package 

  • Season ticket loan -for travelling to and from work. 
  • Defined contribution schemes for Pension (the charity will match your contribution up to 7.5%) 
  • Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme 
  • Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems   
  • Introduce a friend scheme. 
  • Help with childcare cost (TC apply)  
  • Entitled under Marie Curie Blue Light Card  
  • Entitled to Benefit-Hub Discount Scheme.  
  • Life assurance – for all employees  

What’s in it for you:

  • Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Marie Curie Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Loan schemes for bikes; computers and satellite navigation systems
  • Continuous development
  • Industry leading training programmes
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Flexible Working
  • Generous enhancements:
    • 44% x your basic salary per hour paid for Saturdays & weekday night duty (8pm to 6am) 
    • 88% x your basic salary per hour paid for Sundays and Public Bank Holidays  
  • Annual Leave Entitlement will take into account previous years of service under Agenda for Change terms and conditions

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work within a team
  • Flexible approach to working patterns
  • Recent experience in a health/social care setting
  • An empathy and understanding of issues encountered by patients with palliative care needs

Healthcare Assistants at Marie Curie provide holistic, person centred, end of life care to patients and those important to them. You will undertake a broad range of care activities as delegated by a Registered Nurse through a documented plan of care.

To join our dedicated, caring team, you'll need proven, relevant care experience, ideally within a clinical setting. An S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma is desirable but not essential if you are willing to work towards it. Most important is an understanding of palliative and end-of-life care – empathy and compassion.

Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support. We expect you to have a talent for forging strong empathetic relationships with all kinds of people, whilst providing palliative care. Due to the nature of the role a flexible approach including the ability to work nights and weekends.

We encourage candidates to arrange an informal visit to the hospice to come and experience the welcoming atmosphere, high standards of care and compassionate, yet positive environment Marie Curie hospices promote.

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If you want more information on the position, please contact John Gibson on 

Marie Curie offers rewarding careers in end-of-life care.

Time to care - time to make a difference - time to move to Marie Curie.

Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work.  We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one. 

We believe that diversity makes us stronger. Join Marie Curie and be part of an inclusive and equitable workplace where everyone’s unique perspectives and experiences are valued. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life. Apply today to bring your talents to our diverse and inclusive charity.

We’re committed to making reasonable adjustments to support you throughout the application and selection process. You can request support via

This role will be subject to receiving a satisfactory Enhanced criminal record check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.  Agencies need not apply.