Healthcare Assistants – Relief Team

Please note that applications from international candidates requiring sponsorship will not be considered at this stage.

Nurses Direct is on the lookout for dedicated healthcare assistants to be part of our relief team, covering temporary contracts throughout the vibrant Southwest region. If you’re a healthcare professional seeking an exciting opportunity to provide holistic, person-centred care, look no further!

We offer a diverse range of assignments in various healthcare settings, including local Nursing Homes, Residential Homes, and Private Hospitals across Devon and Cornwall. At Nurses Direct, we prioritise your work-life balance and have revolutionised the way you manage your shifts through our interactive booking system. Accepting shifts, arranging time off, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance has never been easier.

We value our healthcare assistants and believe in fostering a strong and equal working relationship. As healthcare industry experts ourselves, we understand the importance of loyalty and offer a range of benefits to our team members. With an extensive client base, you’ll enjoy a varied working experience, meet new people, and establish valuable professional relationships.

Why Choose Nurses Direct?

  • Competitive hourly rates ranging from £10.50 to £21 per hour.
  • Weekly pay for your convenience
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Double pay on Christmas Day to celebrate the season.
  • Excellent mileage reimbursement (£0.45pp mile after the first 10 miles)
  • Flexible hours tailored to your availability.
  • User-friendly interactive booking system
  • Complimentary uniform
  • Free mandatory training for all candidates
  • Automatic enrolment in our pension scheme
  • Wide range of clients to match your unique skills.
  • We understand the importance of work-life balance.
  • Opportunity to explore full-time vacancies.
  • Temporary and permanent positions available

Requirements for the Position:

  • Minimum of 6 months experience as a healthcare worker in a UK residential care, nursing home, or hospital
  • Strong work ethic and reliable nature
  • Excellent timekeeping skills
  • Effective team player
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Positive attitude and can-do approach
  • Warm, compassionate, and personable nature, with the ability to work with patience, tact, and understanding.
  • Driving license preferred

About Us:

Nurses Direct is a leading recruitment agency with an extensive network of high-profile clients across the UK. We are committed to supporting our workforce by providing them with the necessary skills and development opportunities to excel in their careers. At Nurses Direct, we believe in equality of opportunity for all.

Please note that this position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

If you’re seeking a rewarding and fulfilling career with a progressive and growing care agency, we can’t wait to hear from you! Apply now and embark on an exciting journey with Nurses Direct.

For more information, to apply for this role please send your CV to or contact us on 01752 418400 Ext.1.

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Job Category: Care Assistant
Job Location: Plymouth

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