Find your dream healthcare assistant (HCA) job
Are you looking for a healthcare assistant (HCA) job, but you’re not sure where to start? For 20+ years, Athona has connected healthcare professionals with their dream roles. We specialise in helping healthcare assistants find fulfilling jobs, offering competitive rates of pay and personalised guidance.
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Can’t find the role you’re looking for? Send us your CV, and we’ll contact you when a suitable HCA job becomes available.
We recruit the best healthcare assistants with the most suitable permanent and locum roles, always acting with empathy and understanding to help candidates find their perfect role.
Let’s affect futures together.
Browse healthcare assistant jobs near you
We’re recruiting for permanent and locum Band 2 and Band 3 HCA healthcare jobs across the UK, including in:
Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton and Hove, Cardiff, Coventry, Essex, Kent, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Surrey.
Dedicated recruitment consultant
As an on-framework agency, our team find NHS jobs for healthcare assistants, placing them safely into NHS hospitals across the UK. Once you’ve registered with us, you’ll benefit from the support of a dedicated recruitment consultant and access to a choice of block or ad-hoc shifts to suit your needs.
To be eligible for HCA jobs, you’ll need:
Enhanced DBC checks
Experience for Band 2 roles is beneficial but not essential (specific requirements vary by role)
Please note, other requirements may be necessary, depending on the role you’re applying for.
Helpful resources for applying to healthcare assistant jobs
With the right resources at your fingertips, securing a healthcare assistant job is easier than ever. Take a look at our resources to help you meet the requirements outlines above:
Why join Athona?
Each week we run two hassle-free payrolls
Access to a specialist recruiter on a 1-2-1 basis
Candidate of the month reward & recognition scheme
Support obtaining mandatory training & maintaining full compliance
If being paid via an Umbrella Company, you can earn between £13-£25 per hour. Rates will vary depending on how you opt to be paid.
You will need at least 6 months previous experience working within an NHS hospital, within either a mental health or acute setting.
As a Band 2 HCA your duties revolve around more personal care, whereas a Band 3 HCA you will have the opportunity to undertake a limited range of clinical tasks, under supervision
Yes. But if you require sponsorship, you will need to apply directly to the NHS.