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What is the Bank?

Our Bank staff help to fill in one-off shifts and short-term vacancies across the county, and ensure that teams and departments are not left understaffed. Our staff are able to work closer to home, work across different sites and enjoy a range of training opportunities.

If you sign up to the Bank, you could work at the following sites:

• Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Cirencester, Moreton and Forest of Dean Community Nurse Bases
• Dilke Memorial Hospital
• Fairford Hospital
• George Moore Community Clinic
• Lydney and District Hospital
• North Cotswolds Hospital
• Stroud General Hospital
• Tewkesbury Community Hospital
• Vale Community Hospital

Job roles

Here a just a few of the roles available on the Bank:

Healthcare Assistant (HCA)

HCAs work in hospital or community settings, such as GP surgeries, under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. The role can be varied depending upon the healthcare setting. Most commonly, HCAs work alongside nurses and are sometimes known as nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses.

Community Nurses 

Community nurses, also known as district nurses, visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes and provide increasingly complex care for service users and support family members. As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching and support role, working with service users to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives.

How to apply

To register or to find out more, please contact 0300 421 8370 or email