Job summary

We are seeking to recruit a Healthcare SupportWorker Apprentice to work in our Dermatology Department. We are looking for a motivated,caring and compassionate person, to join our nursing workforce here atBridgewater.

This is a development role and an excellentopportunity to study for a level 3 sector specific qualification whilst earninga salary, learning on the job and benefitting from the support on offer here atBridgewater.

The HCSW apprenticeship is a 12 18month programme,the successful candidate will be paid at band 2. Completion of theapprenticeship is a condition of employment for this post. Uponsuccessful completionof the apprenticeship programme, the postholder will progress to a band 3 HealthCare Assistant role in the Organisation and be in a good position to apply forfurther progression opportunities.

Successful candidate will be based within theWarrington Dermatology Team on a full-time basis in Warrington.

Applicants will need to be able to either evidenceprior achievement of GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4-5 or above orequivalent Level2 English and Maths qualifications OR evidence abilityand willingness to achieve these qualifications as part of the apprenticeship.

**Pleasetake time to review the supporting documents attached to this job advert whichwill give you further detail about the apprenticeship, application process andthe recruitment timeline**

Main duties of the job

Apprentices will spend some of their paidworking hours attending classroom-based teaching at Riverside College, Widnesand receive support from the college and the Trust to develop the knowledge,skills and behaviors required for the job role.

The mainpurpose of the role is to work as an integral member of the team to provideexcellent patient care and support to patients and families in the communitysetting.

Thepostholder will learn to:

Undertakeclinical interventions under the direction of a registered HealthcareProfessional.

Maintainaccurate documentation on the IT System/records.

Assistin ensuring equipment/environment is clean according to the Infection ControlGuidelines.

Liaisewith other clinicians / administration, reporting as appropriate

Toprovide a clerical support function for the team

Interested?By submitting an application to this job, you are additionally providing consentfor us to share your name and contact details with Riverside College who willcontact you directly to undertake a provisional eligibility screen which willinform our shortlisting process.

**Werecommend providing a contact telephone number with your application wherepossible**

About us

Flexible working will be considered for all roles.

Unfortunately, we do not hold a sponsor licence for working Visas.

At Bridgewater, our PEOPLE values shape how we deliver ourNHS services in your local community.

They help us deliver our mission to improve local health andpromote wellbeing in the communities we serve.

After all, values are about people and they werecreated in partnership with our staff to reflect what they felt was importantto them

Here at Bridgewater our shared values flow through the organisation.

P – Person-centred-We are passionate about individual needs andpromote independence in the healthcare we provide..

E – Empowered- We empower our people and encourage new ideas to deliver and create improvements in community care.

O – Open and Honest -We behave in a way that develops relationshipsbased on trust, openness, honesty and respect.

P – Professional-We support our people, so everyone has the rightskills and training to deliver outstanding patient care.

L – Locally Lead -We are always learning about our communities andshow great pride in being a local provider of health and care.

E – Efficient -We use our resources wisely to providesustainable and value for money healthcare for our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for the Healthcare Support WorkerApprenticeship for full details.

Person Specification

Right to Work


  • Do you have the right to stay and work in the UK without sponsorship (share-codes will be checked if applicable)
  • Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to work well within the team.
  • Approachable, caring, kind and honest.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own workload.
  • Punctual and enthusiastic.
  • Calm under reasonable pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Experience


  • Experience of working with people
  • Desirable

  • Previous care experience
  • Qualifications


  • Willingness to undertake Health Care Support Worker apprenticeship at appropriate Level.
  • Ability to demonstrate working at a min of functional skills level 1 in Maths and English upon baseline assessments.
  • Desirable

  • GCSE grade C to A* / 4-9 in maths and English or equivalent including functional skills Level 2 numeracy and literacy
  • Additional Criteria


  • Ability to travel independently across the Trust.
  • The ability to work flexibly in accordance with service needs.
  • Desirable

  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Additional Criteria


  • If you are related to a director, or have a relationship with a director or employee of an appointing organisation, please state the relationship: