Are you passionate about providing excellent nursing care and looking to move into an exciting new and rewarding role? If the answer is yes, you would be well suited to the Band 3 Healthcare Assistant position here at Wellington Barracks.

As the successful candidate you will be providing assistance and support to the registered nurses and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide and maintain a high standard of care to all patients. You will assist the registered nurses when conducting invasive and non-invasive nursing procedures on patients. You will also be expected to assist medical and nursing staff during emergency procedures. Administrative role includes ad-hoc provision of a professional front-of-house receptionist service to patients and visitors and comprehensive clinical administrative support service to the clinical staff of the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).

In addition, your appointment entitles you to the NHS London Inner London “High Cost Area” supplement which will be paid as a proportion of basic pay (including the value of any long term recruitment and retention premium) subject to a minimum and maximum level of extra pay.

Please note this is a full-time only position of 37.5 hours per week to provide continuity of support.

Please pay particular attention to the attached Job Description and Person Specification, which outlines the role requirements in further detail.


Essential Criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent proven experience


Selection Process

To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

We are currently unable to open documents saved in thedoc.xformat. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in thedoc.xformat, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy.

At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework-

  • NHS Core – NHS6 – Equality and Diversity
  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication

  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development

  • NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security

  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement

  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.


Further Information

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel,but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.