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COVID-19 Vacancy Health Care Support Worker - Nurse Training

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Healthcare Support Worker - Nurse Training
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
Powys THB - location TBC
£18,185 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period
30/08/2021 23:59
Interview date

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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Are you ready for the next step in your career ladder? Do you want to make a real difference to the Health and Care services in Powys? Are you interested in learning and developing your career whilst you work?  If so we want to hear from you!

A really exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ‘Grow our Own’ initiative delivered through the pioneering Health and Care Academy. This opportunity will support you to undertake the part-time nursing degree over 4 years with the Open University and become a registered nurse in Powys.

You will join the PTHB health and care delivery team as a Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW); 2 days a week gaining practical skills as a HCSW and 3 days per week studying as a Student Nurse. Your student days will be varied, attending virtual lessons, engaging in academic study and/or undertaking clinical placements.

As part of the programme, all of your University fees will be paid. In addition to this, you will be earning a full time HCSW Band 2 salary. You really will ‘earn while you learn’.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a nursing career in a local, supportive and flexible way, with a guaranteed registered nurse job in PTHB at the end of your studies.

Due to University and Health Board requirements, this opportunity is only available to interested candidates who are 18 years old and above.

If you would like further information, please do get in touch via or 07970422146.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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