Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Band 3 £19,737 – £21,142 plus nighttime enhancements (36% - 72%)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Healthcare Assistants (Days or Nights):
Salary: Band 3 £19,737 – £21,142 plus nighttime enhancements as below:

  • Time plus 36% – All time on Saturday (midnight to midnight) and any weekday after 8pm and before 6am
  • Time plus 72% – All time on Sundays and Public Holidays (midnight to midnight)

X2 options available:


  • Location: Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridge CB22 3FB
  • Hours: Full and part-time available

We are proud to offer a Hospice at Home service which is part of our Community Team. This compassionate and experienced team of nurses and healthcare assistants remain with someone who is dying in their own home, providing direct hands-on care and support between the hours of 10pm and 7am. The team works in partnership with the wider health system, particularly District Nurses and GPs, the wider Hospice team and other specialists.

We would love to grow our night time team to be able to offer this vital specialist care to more patients, therefore, we are looking for more Healthcare Assistants to join our Hospice at Home department.

In this role you will provide safe, effective and responsive nursing care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of patients and their families/carers. You will work directly and alone with patients and families in their own homes.

The ideal candidate will have relevant NVQ2/3 or Care qualification, significant previous care experience, ability to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations. You must have a good understanding of English language (spoken and written) as well as have a full driving license and car of your own (we will pay the mileage).


  • Location: Cambridge City, South or Huntingdonshire.
  • Hours: Full and part time (night or day shifts)

We are significantly increasing the number of our staff across Cambridge, City South and Huntingdonshire. If you have relevant healthcare experience, then we would love to hear from you!

As part of the Hospice at Home Team, based at Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, you will work with patients, carers and registered nurses in the delivery of end of life care.

You will provide safe, effective and responsive care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of patients and their families/carers. You will work directly and alone with patients and families in their own homes, on a shift basis (between 8am-10pm).

Our Hospice at Home team also provides care to patients during the night-time, therefore, the night shifts are also available if this is your preference.

There might be possible work with other care agency staff or in residential/nursing homes as well.

The successful candidate will have experience of working independently, have self-awareness relating to death and the dying process, ability to empathise with the needs of the clients and the ability to work under pressure and in difficult/emotional situations.

About Us

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity has an outstanding reputation for excellence in palliative and end of life care. We support people in Cambridgeshire, who are living with life-limiting illnesses and advance conditions. Our positive and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping patients to live well and their families to live on.

Our excellent staff survey results in 2018 helped us to achieve gold accreditation in the Best Employers (Eastern region) and in February 2019 we announced that our Cambridge Hospice has joined the success of our Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

We know we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our amazing staff, so we offer a range of benefits including:

Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), Generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, Access to Occupational Health Services, Flexible working, Ongoing training, Payroll Giving option, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards, Social events, Christmas savings scheme and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.

Closing date: 31st March 2021

Please note that this advert might close sooner than the anticipated closing date, should we receive satisfactory amount of applications. If you are interested in this role we would strongly advise submitting your application as soon as possible.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application form. 

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of submission of your application form to us, unfortunately this means you have been unsuccessful.

Please note that, this role is subject to a DBS check.

We are committed to inclusivity, respect, fairness, engagement and equality of opportunity for our patients and their families, our staff and trustees, our volunteers and our supporters. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Therefore, candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview. We are also working to increase diversity throughout the organisation and we particularly welcome applications from BAME people who are currently under-represented.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

No agencies please. 

Refreshed on: 27 February 2021
Closed date: 29 March 2021
Job ref: 156428_ARH
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker