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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/04/2021.


Job Reference: 265-3052854

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
T & O Medical Secretaries
Northampton General Hospital, Northampton
£8,118.96 per annum

Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have embarked on an exciting journey to become a University Hospitals Group, serving the whole of Northamptonshire and beyond through closer alignment and partnership with University of Leicester, University of Northampton and all other University partners. University of Leicester, with Northampton and Kettering Group, is committed to enhancing the partnership between academia and the NHS in Northamptonshire. A strong synergy between organisations is the key to success, major contributions made by consultant colleagues to the academic mission through research, teaching, education, clinical leadership, enterprise and innovation recognised by the award of a range of honorary titles from Honorary Fellow to Honorary Professor.

With four teaching schools (Allied Health Professions, Biological Sciences, Leicester Medical School, Psychology), six research departments (Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology hosting the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Health Sciences hosting the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Respiratory Sciences), the College’s mission is to pursue the highest standards of research, education, training in biomedical and related subjects, to apply this knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of populations, locally and in the world. The high calibre of our academic endeavour is increasingly being recognised. In the 2020 Shanghai International ranking, the Medical School in Leicester was ranked 20 (of 3,000 medical schools); Leicester was 5th in the UK (Highest rank for clinical medicine outside of the Golden Triangle). In April 2017 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre commenced, a collaboration between University of Leicester, University of Loughborough and University Hospitals of Leicester. The BRC brings together the work of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Science, Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.

APPRENTICESHIPS in Business Admin / Customer Service available

in the Trauma and Orthopeadics department at Northampton General Hospital

37.5 hours per week

13 months fixed term contract

Trainee Rate £55.62 per week

This is a great opportunity to start a career in the National Health Service.

Do you want to learn new skills and knowledge at work whilst achieving a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification? If the answer is YES then this could be the perfect job opportunity for you.

Read on…


We have a post available in the Trauma and Orthopaedics department, and some key responsibilities will include assisting with relevant administrative and customer service processes; answering telephones; photocopying; producing documents; filing; liaising with other departments. We are seeking individuals who have good communication and organisational skills.


You must be keen to learn and work in a medical environment. You will have good computer knowledge and able to demonstrate good communication skills (including literacy and numeracy), team working and attention to detail.


The apprentices will undertake a nationally recognised qualification related to this role.

The closing date for this position is 16th April. A short telephone interview may follow. If your application / telephone interview is successful you will be invited to be interviewed.

For further information on the Apprenticeship, please contact Paula Wilson on 01604 545952.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Paula Wilson

Job title: Apprentice and Learning & Development Co-ordinator

Email address:

Telephone number: 01604 545952


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Due to the high number of applications received we are unable to respond to each application individually. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you have been unsuccessful in this application.

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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