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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Therapy Departmental Secretary

Job Reference: 358-2986162-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Administrative and Clerical - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Department
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Are you looking for an interesting and varied personal assistant and secretarial position within a busy department? If so then this could be the role for you.

The opportunity has arisen for a Therapy Service Departmental Secretary to join the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Department at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The Therapy Department is a busy department and has departments on each of the three hospital sites and this is one of three key posts within the Therapy Service and this post is based at the Glenfield hospital. We are looking for a candidate to join us to provide a high standard of clerical and administrative duties providingsecretarial and personal assistant support to the site based Therapy management team.

You will have knowledge of office administration systems and evidence of time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to meet deadlines. Previous experience of working in an environment, which necessitates direct contact with the public is essential.

The post will involve liaison with all grades of staff and members of the public both within the department and hospital, therefore the ability to work within a team, having excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to diffuse difficult situations is essential.

The successful candidate will have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office, have excellent problem solving skills and be able to plan their own work and work flexibly to meet the demands of the service.

The post is full time and although based at the Glenfield Hospital travel may be required between the three sites within the Trust to support departmental activities.

For further details / informal visits contact:

We would encourage interested applicants to contact Sharon Whiteley, Therapy Speciality Lead via email at or 0116 258 3350 or Julie Beasley, Personal Assistant and Administrative Team Leader for further information or 0116 258 5114 for further information.


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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