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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Executive Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-620

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£21,892 - £24,157 pa

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Working hours:37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and efficient Executive Personal Assistant to provide a first class, efficient and effective service to the Executive Director(s) at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated and enthusiastic with previous experience of working in a demanding and challenging personal assistant/ administrative role at a senior level.

You will have the ability to be flexible, possess excellent organisational, secretarial and communication skills and have previous experience minute taking at senior level meetings and have undertaken diary management. You must have the ability to proactively manage their diaries and inboxes with utmost discretion and anticipating their needs.

You will have excellent verbal and written skills, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation, with patients and external contacts.

The ability to prioritise constantly changing workloads is a must, as is the need to act on your own initiative. An understanding of the need for discretion and diplomacy in a confidential setting are essential.

What this Opportunity means:

The successful applicant will undertake their required roles and responsibilities alongside the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the Directors’ Office to enhance business efficiency, quality and flexibility of its operations.

The post holder will be competent in using Microsoft Office, in particular Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Executive Personal Assistant and Administrative team is a professional, friendly and supportive working environment and all members of the team are expected to follow the Trust’s Values and Behavioual Standards.

A comprenhensive internal induction will be provided upon appointment within the Executive Office.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact the recruiting manager Claire Raggett, Executive Office Manager on 01244 365816 xtn 5816.

Your Application:

  • Your offer of employment is subject to 2 satisfactory references, one must be your most recent employer and cover the last 3 years employment, with full contact details including a work email (personal emails are not accepted).
  • You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings on the application, unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

If we receive sufficient applications then this vacancy will close earlier than advertised

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Claire Raggett

Job title Executive Office Manager

Email address

Telephone number 01244365284

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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