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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2020.

Office Manager

Job Reference: 188-AC2551

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Child Health
Southampton general hospital, Southampton
£21,892 - £24,157 pa Pro Rata

This is an invitation to apply for an office manager role within a large, friendly, hospital-based child psychology team. The post is for 3.5 days per week.


The team currently consists of twenty six people, including four admin staff, a counsellor and clinical psychologists. We provide psychological input to many of the medical teams within paediatrics, offering inpatient and outpatient interventions as well as staff support, teaching and multidisciplinary team involvement. The service is open from Monday to Friday, 9 – 5pm. The admin staff are an integral part of the psychology team and are highly valued. The positive working atmosphere and the opportunities for development mean we have a long track record of retaining staff within the team.

The admin staff provide administrative back-up to the work of the clinical psychologists including dealing with phone calls from our clients and our referrers and meeting and greeting the families who attend our service.


As office manager you will organise and delegate work to three other people in the admin team. You will be responsible for ensuring that the administrative functioning of the team is streamlined and coordinated so that the experience of the families who are referred to us is as positive as possible. In order to do this you will require excellent organisational and time management skills. You will ideally have previous experience in a leadership role and in a client facing or customer service role. You will line manage and help to develop and support your team. It is really important that you enjoy learning new systems and can demonstrate logical thinking and problem solving, sometimes in time pressured situations. The ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues both inside and outside the team is essential.


We are looking for a confident, sociable team player with excellent computer skills, leadership and organisational experience.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020.

For an informal discussion or further details on this post, please contact Justine Bailey, Psychotherapist, or Dr Angela Griffin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist on 023 8120 4657,


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Dr Angela Griffin Job title Consultant Clinical Psychologist Email Telephone number 023 8120 4657

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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