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

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health illness to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and flexible? An opportunity has arisen for 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:
- 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
- Experience in a caring role will be desirable

Benefits of working for us include: 
- A competitive salary
- 25 days annual leave (pro rata for part time staff) plus bank holidays and birthday leave
-  pension scheme
- Comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme
- Access to CPD funding for career development (subject to application and approval)
- On-going access to supervision on a regular basis
- Free Enhanced Disclosure check
- Enhanced Maternity pay
- Online benefits and discounts
- Access to occupational health services
- Free parking
- Heavily subsidised Staff meals on duty
- Employee Assistance Helpline
- Flexible working opportunities
- Staff wellbeing activities 

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.

Due to being an all-male hospital and the current staff team, preference will be given to male applicants. 

Shifts are 12.5 hours long with an unpaid 1 hour break. Both days, nights and a share of weekend shifts will be required.

For an informal discussion, please contact Natalie Field, on 01635 277230.

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

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Newbury is a 34 bed Recovery and Rehabilitation service for men with enduring mental illness, set on the southern outskirts of Newbury. We have a full and diverse MDT including Psychology, Creative Therapists, Consultant Psychiatrists and excellent physical health care provided by a Lead Nurse and an incredible GP. There are excellent public transport links to Reading, Basingstoke and London which is just a 50 minute train journey.

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. 

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


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.

No agencies please

If you forward any CV’s to the Priory Group and you are not on the Priory Group PSL and have not been asked to work on the above role we will accept the CV as a gift.

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