Healthcare Assistant (Inpatient Unit)

Queenscourt Hospice is an independent charity that provides free, specialist palliative care for the people of Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We care for patients with advanced progressive, illnesses, helping them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Healthcare Assistant (IPU)
30 – 37.5 hours, permanent
22,510 – £24,253 per annum, pro rata (dependent on experience)

Location: Southport, Merseyside

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Healthcare Assistant to join the Queenscourt Inpatient Unit nursing team.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering a range of patient care duties, with or without direct supervision from qualified staff, as well as assisting the clinical team in providing high quality standards of palliative care for patients and their relatives.  The post will be based within the impatient unit however on occasion when required, may involve some work across other areas of Queenscourt. The position requires flexible working and will include internal rotation to night shifts as well as early and late shifts.

Closing date for receipt of applications: midnight 7th April 2024

For further information or to arrange an informal conversation, please contact Louise Charnock or Lindsey Potter on 01704 544645.

Application packs and full job description with person specification are available from the vacancies section on our website, or email

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If sufficient response is received this advert could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, so please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

We offer:

  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 29 and 30 at respective 5 and 10 year anniversaries
  • We recognise NHS service in respect of holidays, sickness and salary.
  • We support NHS Pensions contributions for those with eligibility.
  • Enhanced maternity, Paternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
  • Occupational sickness scheme
  • Access to offers and discounts (including Blue Light Cards)
  • A comprehensive induction program with ongoing training and development
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance program (EAP)
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Supportive, employee focussed policies along with a wealth of wellbeing initiatives.
  • Working in a modern, bright, and welcoming environment.
  • Subsidised staff meals.
  • Staff receive excellent support and supervision from our management team.

Please note – Any applicants for roles at Queenscourt Hospice must be authorised to work in the UK. We are not able to offer sponsorship to work in the UK at this time. Due to the size of our organisation and the nature of our business, it is critical that we fill vacancies quickly therefore the successful candidate will need to be able to provide evidence of right to work in the UK. As a registered charity we are also unable to offer financial relocation packages. 

Southport, Merseyside

Permanent 30 - 37.5 hours

£22,510 - £24,253 per annum/pro rata (Dependant on Experience)

Closing Date:
07 April 2024

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