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Priory Hospital Dewsbury, York Road, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB

Priory Group Division



£12.30 per hour


40 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

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Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Dewsbury is a purpose built 32 bedded locked service, supporting two different service user groups:  Based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB, please make sure you can commute to this location before applying

Hartley Ward focuses on the active rehabilitation of men with mental health issues. The emphasis is on treating their mental ill health, reducing risks and building up their independent living skills, with a view to helping them move back into community living.

Jubilee Ward supports men with Dementia and/or other similar type illnesses, along with behaviours that challenge. We recognise that a number of our clients on Jubilee Ward require a longer term care and will be here for quite a while.

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.

Job Advert Role Description

There is no better time to get into healthcare than now!

Are you feeling uncertain about job security? Perhaps recent job hunting hasn’t landed the job you want due to a lack of industry experience. This is rewarding and satisfying work, you will become an important member of our team.

What if you could build a career in an industry that provides full training, requires no prior experience and leaves you with a genuine sense of achievement and reward knowing that you’ve made a huge positive impact on someone’s life?  

If that sounds like you, this could just be the job for you!

Priory Dewsbury are recruiting for Healthcare Assistants now! We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of the healthcare team. In this role, you will be the first line of support for our patients and be responsible for providing compassionate care during your time with them. 

No experience in healthcare? Do not worry; At Priory, we are immensely proud of the career pathway and training we provide and as long as you show the characteristics needed for a role in care, we will give you all the training and support you need to become an experienced and competent healthcare professional. You will also be working alongside qualified nurses and other clinical professionals to help guide through your day-to-day work.  

Although we don’t require any prior healthcare experience, there are a few characteristics you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Resilience – This is a role working with vulnerable patients who can have varying degrees of mental health difficulties, so there will be days where your resilience is challenged, this is why it’s so important to have a team ethos in our hospital. 
  • Excellent Communication Skills – Communicating with patients and staff is vital to understand the needs of the patients and relay any information to the nurses and medical professionals.
  • Organisational Skills – You’ll need to be comfortable documenting information and be organised in your approach but we will train you to do this.
  • Care and Compassion – Our patients require the best care and compassion we can offer, if you are a naturally caring person, this is a role for you. 
  • Attentive – No patient is the same and so being attentive to understand them and identify areas we can support is key. 

Here is what we will give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • An extra annual leave day for your birthday! (we don’t think anyone should work on their birthday)
  • Ongoing Training 
  • Access to Priory apprenticeships 
  • Free Parking
  • Access to our spend and save benefits platform ‘Priory Perks’
  • Contributory pension
  • Supplemented Meals

**We pay more than NHS band 1&2 and remain competitive across all our pay bands**

The shift pattern is: 

Day 0735 to 2000
Night 1935 to 0800

Based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 7LB, please make sure you can commute to this location before applying

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.

If you want Healthcare to be a ‘job for life’ Priory will help you there. Full and part time hours available.


Division DBS info

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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