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Solihull, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£11 per hour



Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Solihull are recruiting for Part & Full Time Healthcare Assistants now!

We will be holding an open day on 03/03/23 and 17/03/23 at Priory Hospital Solihull from 10am – 5pm.

Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

At Priory Hospital Solihull, we pride ourselves on our family values and treating each other with respect, valuing contributions and a real team effort for improving patient experience.

Priory Hospital Solihull is a 31-bedded mental health rehabilitation service for a males and females aged 18 and over. The service is arranged across three separate wards and is for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness, which might include treatment resistant conditions.

We are an independent sector hospital however all of our patients are NHS patients and we work very closely with local NHS trusts to ensure promote recovery and facilitate discharge at the earliest opportunity that is safe. We have a diverse and extensive MDT including Ward Managers, Deputy Ward Managers, Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Speciality Doctors, Healthcare Assistants, Administrators, Housekeepers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Maintenance, Catering staff, Therapy Assistants and a Senior Management Team on site.

We pride ourselves on excellent working relationships with patients, families and external agencies to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway.

Our wards are:

Arley Ward - 10 bedded female rehabilitation ward

Elkin Ward - 10 bedded male rehabilitation ward

Millison Ward - 11 bedded male rehabilitation (community facing) ward



We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of our team. In this role, you will become one of the first lines of support for our service users and be responsible for providing compassionate care during their time with us.

In this role you will work a variety of day and night shifts, either 7.30am to 8pm or 7.30pm to 8am
Experience working in a care role is preferable

Great people skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Driving is essential as it may be required to facilitate patients appointments/trips (drivers must have held a full license for 3 years with no more than 6 points)

To be successful in this role, there are a few characteristics we are looking for:

Resilience – This is a role working with vulnerable people who can have varying degrees of mental health difficulties or a learning disability, so there will be days when it may be challenging. This is why we have a strong team ethos throughout our services.
Excellent Communication Skills – Communicating with service users, their families, visitors and colleagues is a core element of the role. Being able to understand the needs of the patients, demonstrating kindness, compassion, reassurance and having the ability to relay information are also key for this position.
Organisational Skills –You’ll need to be able to organise and detailed in your approach and be able to priorities work effectively.
Care and Compassion – Our service users require the best care and compassion we can offer, if you are a naturally caring person, this is a role for you.
Supporting diversity – No person is the same which is one of the great elements of working in this environment. With this, being attentive and making the effort to understand each person and identify areas of how we can support them is key.

In return:

  • Free parking
  • Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend further training
  • An extra days holiday to have your birthday off
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Access to Priory Apprenticeships
  • Opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital – eg. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Participation & Engagement Lead
  • Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
  • The hospital has a wellbeing fund which is used to improve health and wellbeing of the team at Priory Hospital Solihull
  • Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks, breakfast and fruit
  • Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity leave

Above all, we provide a supportive working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most


Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact one of our Ward Managers (Kate, Faith or Rachael) on 01676 525 050.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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