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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



£24,635 plus enhancements


Full Time 37.5 per week (Worked over a varied shift pattern that will include Nights & Weekends)

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

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Job Advert Role Description

Priory Hospital Bristol are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Healthcare Assistants (“HCA”) to support our qualified staff with the delivery of care to our patients. We are looking for someone friendly and welcoming, with a passion for care to join our team!

Priory Hospital Bristol is a leading UK centre of private support for individuals, couples and families facing a wide range of mental health challenges. We offer calming and recovery focused inpatient treatment for up to 68 service users as well as day care and outpatient services. Personalised treatment programmes are delivered by our multidisciplinary team, specialising in the management and treatment of acute and complex mental health problems.

Located in a secluded part of Bristol, Priory Hospital Bristol is set within a striking Grade II listed building. It is one of the UK’s leading centres for the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions such as addictions, depression and anxiety, and boasts relaxing living areas and beautiful gardens.

As a HCA, you will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with differing psychiatric presentations. You'll be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, and work with doctors, psychologists and a range of other healthcare professionals. 

 The main contact you'll have, though, is with the people in our care.  Your experience and on-going Priory training will prepare you to deal with any difficult situations that may occur, teaching you how to handle such situations safely using de-escalation techniques and supporting your team.

Experience in a similar role isn’t essential but is preferable. All you need to apply is the following;

  • A strong sense of responsibility & ownership
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and face to face communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Caring and attentive
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work in fast paced, lively, sometimes volatile situations

Why us? In return we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary with enhancements for working on weekends, nights and overtime.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing by a further 2 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings. (Priory have a Career Pathway for every role within the business and provide fully funded courses to support you achieving your career aspirations)
  • Free Parking on site
  • Supplemented meals
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Disclosure check cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Refer a friend bonuses
  • Long service awards

Our shift patterns are:

Day shifts - 7am to 7:30pm

Night shifts - 7pm to 7:30am

This is fantastic opportunity to start your career with a supportive employer in a friendly, engaging environment. If you want more information on this, please get in touch and apply.

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.


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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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