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Priory Hospital Newbury, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£19377.64 Per Annum



Job Advert Role Description

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and caring? An opportunity has arisen at The Priory Hospital Newbury for Senior Healthcare Assistants to work 37.5 hours per week to assist our qualified staff with the delivery of care to our patients. Part time hours will be considered.

Working alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professionals, you will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a group of patients with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. 


You will have:

  • 2 years experience as a healthcare assistant or similar
  • Caring and attentive attitude
  • Skills to build strong, trusting and professional relationships
  • Teamwork attitude
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Reliability and strong sense of responsibility
  • A drivers licence is desirable but not essential to assist with appointments and home visits.


You will be required to:

  • Support the therapies team with facilitation of ward based groups
  • Be a lead RRIT trainer
  • Assist the team with conducting audits


Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, free parking and meals on duty. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service.


For an informal discussion please contact Natalie Field, HR Coordinator on 01635 277230 or


Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert if a good number of suitable applications are received.


About Priory Newbury: 

Priory Hospital Newbury (Formally The Cloisters) is a Priory Hospital set on the southern outskirts of Newbury and boarders with Hampshire and Wiltshire. Close by are the big towns of Basingstoke and Reading with the cities of Winchester and Swindon an easy commute. We have excellent public transport links to London which is just a 50 minute train journey.

We are excited to be launching an updated service after a period of expansion and improvements now offering  a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental ill health. Within the service is a care pathway offering an admission ward, a community facing ward, a longer term ward for patients with more complex needs and also a 4 bed flat for patients who are returning to independent living in the community. The site is warm and welcoming with a homely atmosphere, the patients enjoy home cooked meals contributing to menu choices at meetings with the chef.


Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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