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Health care assistant at Marie Curie

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants or community HCA.

8 peoples in this role at Marie Curie have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Marie Curie pay health care assistant employees?

Health care assistant at Marie Curie
£7.86–12.25
Typical range
£8.68–11.00

Health care assistant employees at Marie Curie are typically paid £7.86–12.25 an hour, based on data from 8 employees.

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What is management like for health care assistant employees at Marie Curie?

20 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Good
  • Head office understands the frontline

    How we know this

    67% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    100% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for health care assistant employees at Marie Curie?

20 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Not great
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    How we know this

    60% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    25% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    75% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    83% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 13% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 88% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    25% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    0% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

What is career progression like for health care assistant employees at Marie Curie?

20 employees told us the worst thing about their job…

Find out what it is by taking the 3 minute survey.

Do your managers treat you with respect?

Good
  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from health care assistant employees at Marie Curie

  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction. One patient per shift so time to care properly

    Worst thing

    Zero hours

    8.0

    Health care assistant, March 2021

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Chose when to work
    Can cancel the shift on the day

    Worst thing

    Not getting paid for day time stuff like receiving a call from manager, or sorting out laptop when phoning IT, reading emails in daytime, phone the patient family before the visit. NONE of this is paid.

    6.8

    Community HCA, January 2021

    • £11.86 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Lone working at night

    Worst thing

    Keeping up with policies and procedure changes

    8.0

    Community HCA, November 2020

    • £12.85 per hour
    • 25 or older

How Marie Curie ranks

Marie Curie ranks 1st to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 1 Marie Curie
    7.5
  2. 2= Cornerstone
    7.3
  3. 2= East Ayrshire Council
    7.3