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Healthcare Support Worker
Band 2
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 Pa pro rata
Salary period
01/10/2022 23:59

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Healthcare Support Workers and Nursing Apprenticeship routes

Band 2

Job overview

Healthcare Support Workers

As a Healthcare Support Worker (HCSW), you will be a valued member of your team. Your focus will be on keeping patients at the centre of all we do, providing high quality care and living our Trust values: Together – Safe | Kind | Excellent.

Our Healthcare Support Workers fall into three groups: 

  • Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) – this is the largest group of clinical support workers. HCSWs provide assistance to nurses and doctors in wards and clinics across the Trust.
  • Theatre Support Workers (TSW) –  work alongside theatre staff before, during and after operations.
  • Maternity Care Assistants (MCA) – work in the Rosie Maternity Hospital. The main focus of their role is around helping women before and after giving birth.

Whichever group you work in, you will live up to and promote our culture of compassionate care, built on care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

Progression to a Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker is available within the Trust by completion of required competencies. To find out more please contact

Although it is hard work, you will be part of a supportive team. Our hospital could not run without our healthcare support workers. At CUH we work hard to ensure that your role is rewarding and valued.

To find out more about what to expect from the Healthcare Support Worker role you can explore the links at the top of this page. It is important to have a good understanding of this role as it is also the starting point of an apprenticeship should you choose one.

Please follow the link to apply for Healthcare support worker role:

Apprentice Nursing Associate 

Salary, enhancements and university fees paid

Nursing Associate is a new role within the nursing team. Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients.  You can choose to work in:

  • Emergency Department
  • Critical Care
  • Acute Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Midwifery

This apprenticeship lasts 24 months and will lead to promotion to a Registered Nursing Associate (band 4) role at CUH within your chosen area of practice at CUH having qualified with a level 5 Foundation Degree. 

As a Nursing Associate Apprentice you will combine work and academic study in a permanent role, receive a full time salary and have your university fees paid - you will be earning, learning, zero university debt. 

It is a permanent role where you will split your contractual hours between working a variety of shift patterns as a Nursing Associate Apprentice and in study and practice placements.   You will be fully supported both professionally and academically.

You may already have experience in a health care role where we can further develop your skills, although this is not essential as we can offer a full training programme to learn and develop skills, knowledge and experience.   We are looking for people from all kinds of backgrounds and age ranges who have a desire to make a difference to patients and carers, and who can be committed to the CUH values: Together, safe, kind and excellent.

Please follow the link to find out more and to apply for Apprentice Nursing Associate: 


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details / informal visits contact

Jessica Stevens
Job title
Recruitment Advisor
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01223 217038

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