Athona Recruitment is a leading recruitment agency specialising in the healthcare market. Based in Essex, we cover the whole of the UK and have a dedicated agency nursing team supporting nurses and HCAs both in the UK and from overseas.

We provide nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) to the NHS and private sector in both agency shift and permanent roles.

We understand the temporary and permanent markets are very different and require a tailored approach to recruitment. Our dedicated recruitment teams are aligned by specialty and experienced in assisting nurses and HCAs to find the right role.

We place nurses and HCAs across all bands and specialties including; Advanced Nurse Prescriber, Care Worker, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Healthcare Assistant, Community Nurse, Community Psychiatric, Critical Care Nurse, General Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, Home Manager, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, Paediatric, Palliative Care, Peripatetic Manager, Regional Manager, Registered General, Registered Mental Health, Social Worker, Substance Misuse, Support Worker, Theatres.

As a nurse or HCA working through Athona, you can access many benefits such as competitive rates of pay, lucrative referral incentives, access to the latest jobs and a professional and trustworthy service. We also offer:


Each nurse and HCA is assigned a dedicated compliance officer to help guide them through the process. We know your time is valuable, so our compliance team try to make the procedure as smooth and easy as possible. Find out more here.

CPD Support

Athona offer financial support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities for all nurses and HCAs, showing our commitment to supporting your career. Find out more here.


Our dedicated revalidation team are able to assist you through the process, ensuring it’s as simplified as possible. Find out more here.

View our latest agency shift nursing jobs or register with Athona.