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Healthcare Assistant Devon

Marie Curie Group
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Devon, United Kingdom

Salary Information: Marie Curie Clinical Pay Scale, aligned with AFC BAND 2 £22,383 pro rata per annum, plus enhancements 

Hours/Contract:  Permanent Night Shifts - Full time, Part Time and Bank

Based: Devon - within 25 miles of your home address 

Closing date:  21st July 2024

Interview date: Interviews will be held weekly  

As a Healthcare Assistant with Marie Curie, you'll be there for people in their time of greatest need. We provide free specialist care and support to patients with terminal illnesses whilst offering vital emotional support for their families. It's all about giving them the best possible quality of life. The support we offer is tailored to meet individuals' medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

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 (T & C’s apply)   
  • Entitled to Marie Curie Blue Light Card   
  • Entitled to Benefit-Hub Discount Scheme  
  • Life assurance – for all employees   

What’s in it for you:

  • Annual leave allowance 27 days, plus 8 public holidays (pro rata) 
  • Annual leave aligned to NHS (subject to eligibility,  which must be most recent continuous service immediately prior to joining MC with no breaks of service).
  • Competitive Policy for parental/sick Leave  
  • Continuous Professional development – (Marie Curie supports and encourages personal and professional development) 
  • Industry leading training programmes 
  • Flexible Working 
  • Free DBS
  • Free Uniform 
  • Plus  Enhancements  
    • 41% x your basic salary per hour paid for Saturdays & weekday night duty (8pm to 6am) 
    • 83% x your basic salary per hour paid for Sundays and Public Bank Holidays   
  • Mileage allowance of 45p per mile  
  • Paid for whole training and traveling in between patient 

What we are looking for:

  • The ideal candidate will have an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or have demonstrable experience in End-of-Life Care
  • Current valid driving licence allowing you to drive in the UK and the use of a car insured for business use is essential
  • Relevant experience in Palliative Care is desirable
  • Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are both crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support
  • Due to the nature of the role the ability to work nights is essential
  • Access to a computer and the internet is required in order to meet mandatory training requirements 

Click here to view our full job description 

With experience of End of Life care, you're ready and able to make a real difference. Ours is a one-to-one approach to care, so you're sure to enjoy plenty of meaningful contact with patients and their families - usually in their own homes. You'll be required to carry out a range of duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records. A good basic understanding on symptom control is essential.

Our Night services and shifts run from 10pm - 7am, delivering care on a 1:1 basis to support patients and families with palliative diagnosis in their own homes. 

 For more information or an informal chat please contact our Clinical Nurse Manager, Jennifer Evans on 07515134423 or

To apply, please send us your most recent CV and a cover letter detailing your experience, how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work for 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 DBS criminal record check. 

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