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Healthcare Assistant - Northern Ireland South Eastern Trust

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Salary: Marie Curie Pay Scale Band 2 £22,383 (aligned with AFC) pro rata per annum plus enhancement 

Hours/Contract: Permanent: 16 - 24 hours per week (Nights)

Based: Community Based Northern Ireland – South Eastern Trust

Closing date: 14th July 2024

Interview date: TBC

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. Working without close supervision, you'll have the opportunity to use your own initiative in line with the patient's established care plan. You'll be required to carry out a range of care duties including helping patients meet their hygiene needs, monitoring symptoms, assisting with medications and keeping detailed records and emotional support to the patient and their families. 

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 11 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/PVG/Access NI 
  • Free Uniform 
  • Generous 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 while training and travelling in between patients 

What we are looking for

  • Be a UK licensed driver with access to a car and business insurance is essential 
  • Relevant community experience 
  • S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification or an equivalent certificate/diploma is required 
  • Emotional strength and the ability to work on your own are crucial, though we will of course provide excellent on-going training and support 
  • Recent experience of providing care and caring for people with life limiting illness or palliative care needs

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For more information or an informal chat please contact Marian Rice at

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.

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This role will be subject to receiving an enhanced Access NI criminal record check.

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