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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/05/2021.

Band 3 Bank Secretaries/Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94402-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 3 Bank Secretaries/Personal Assistant

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...


The Centralised Staffing Solutions team is looking to recruit friendly, team orientated individuals with experience of working in a busy environment. As a Secretary or Personal Assistant you will be playing a crucial part in helping us ensure continuous delivery of our services to our service users.

Our Secretarial and Personal Assistant services are seeking temporary staff who are enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible, who can support our services during core business hours.

PLEASE NOTE. This post would be unsuitable for anyone seeking work outside of normal business hours such as evenings, nights or weekends. Our temporary staffing placements fill an immediate short-term need for services that require cover on weekdays; requirements are typically between 22.5 hours and 37.5 hours per week and a single placement will typically last up to 12 weeks.

To fulfil our interesting and varied roles, applicants will need to demonstrate:

GCSE English Language and Maths level C or above or equivalent qualifications.

  • RSA level III Typing or Word Processing or demonstrable experience of producing documents to a high standard.
  • Medical Secretaries will require AMSPAR Certificate/equivalent qualification or equivalent knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Previous Secretarial/PA experience preferably gained working in the NHS.
  • Personal Assistants should have proven diary management experience, able to compile and prepare reports and correspondence and experience of arranging and servicing complex multi-agency meetings/events.
  • Ability to acclimate quickly with the capability to learn processes on the job and within a relatively short period of time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent keyboard skills and in-depth working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Ability to take and transcribe complex minutes.
  • Ability to work under pressure within a busy office environment.
  • Excellent team working abilities.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the Service.

In return we can offer:

  • A range of placements to suit your skills and experience.
  • A centralised team to help with training, pay and compliance queries.
  • The option to be paid weekly or monthly.
  • A contributory pension scheme subject to meeting the acceptance criteria.
  • Discounts on selected products and services etc.

Applicant Requirements

If you are unable to provide proof of GCSE English Language and Maths or equivalent passes you may be required to take a short literacy and numeracy assessment if COVID restrictions permit. You will need to pass both parts to be invited for a face to face interview.

Please indicate whether you are applying as a Support Secretary, Medical Secretary or Personal Assistant role in the supporting information section of your application.

Previous applicants need not apply


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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