Community Outreach – Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare Assistant

We are looking for Health Care Assistants to join us on a bank contract, working in our new NHS Health Checks Service.

What is the role?

  • You’ll conduct point-of-care testing as part of the NHS Health Checks to assess and record the health status of individuals.
  • You’ll work with diverse populations, increasing the uptake of NHS Health Checks by educating individuals.
  •  You’ll travel across various locations, delivering the health checks to members of the public in community settings.

NHS Health Checks are run and delivered by Suffolk GP Federation. We are a not-for-profit, community interest company and our main purpose is to support Primary Care across Suffolk, including support with working collaboratively and at scale. We also deliver a portfolio of NHS services across Suffolk and North East Essex, including Podiatry, Ultrasound, Diabetes, as well as Urgent Care Services including the Out of Hours face-to-face Service in Suffolk.

Is it for me?

We will work alongside the successful candidate to ensure they are sufficiently inducted and trained; there will be regular constructive supervision in place. It is important to us that you feel safe and supported in the role.

  • You’ll have previous experience in community outreach or public health initiatives, and will be familiar with NHS Health Checks and its objectives.
  • You will have previous experience of Microsoft Office Applications, and Rota Systems.
  • You’ll be able to adapt, and will have sensitively when working with diverse populations.

Contract type:

This is a bank contract, working across various locations in Suffolk and Waveney. We are looking for shifts to be worked across daytimes, evenings and weekends.

What we can offer you:

  • A strong ethos of flexible working, to help us maintain (or reclaim) that work/life balance.
  • Innovative teams who strive in forward thinking, with a voice that is heard.
  • A visible and supportive management team, with operational support that ‘get it’
  • Excellent IT teams & support giving us first class equipment and ‘no wait’ responses
  • A commitment to personal development, training, and leadership opportunities, with service-managed training budgets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Competitive salaries with annual benchmarking
  • 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays) on starting, rising to 29 days (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service
  • Blue light card employer – Access to the discount service with thousands of discounts online and on the high street.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Interested? Have questions? Just wondering? Please get in touch with Public Health & Diagnostics Service Manager – Lucy Ainsley on


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