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Band 3 Business Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-94179-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Universal Admin, Healthy Together
Charnwood Mill, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough
£19,737 /£21,142 (Pro-rata)

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.

Not all Hero’s wear capes. Now more than ever, being a #NHSHero is something to be proud about. We’re currently looking for an experienced Business Assistant to join the County Healthy Together Administration Team.

Vacancy Detail

Band 3 Business Assistant, 22.5 Hours per week, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract. The team are currently working from home, with an expectation that ad-hoc travel to bases across the county maybe required.The service hours are 9.00 - 5.00, Monday - Friday and the successful applicant will need to work 22.5 hours in line with the service hours/need with flexibility to work additional days as part of a cover arrangements if required.

The Team

You will be joining a well-established admin team who provide support for the 0-19 clinical team who provide Public Health nursing across Leicestershire and Rutland. As a Business Assistant you will be supporting Managers and Leaders across Healthy Together as part of a team of established Business Assistants who support the wider County Healthy Together Family Service Managers and Clinical Team Leaders.

The Role

The role is diverse, with each day bringing new challenges. You will have a proven ability in using your own initiative. Working with confidential and highly sensitive information you must show attention to detail and the ability to work accurately, whilst understanding the importance of adhering to Trust Policies and local procedures. A confident, professional personality with a can do attitude will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a secretarial/assistant capacity and be able to work supportively with others to assist the management team in maximising the efficient use of their time and the resources of the service. Some travel may be required at times to support with meetings and minute taking off-site.

Due to the fast pace and nature of the work, the post holder would be required to have the essential knowledge and experience and be able to demonstrate within the following areas:

  • Previous experiences of working in an administrative/business support function in an office environment.
  • GCSE in English Language and Maths Grade C/4 or above.
  • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office Packages.
  • NVQ/RQF Level 3 in administration or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience in delivering an efficient administrative service.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Adopt a flexible, self-motivated approach to work.
  • An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively at all levels.
  • Previous experience of organisation, facilitation and recording of meetings.
  • An ability to prioritise work reactively and be confident working independently.

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply.

Next Steps

If you like what you’ve read, please apply and you will be contacted by email if you have been successfully shortlisted to attend an interview via Microsoft Teams on 13th July 2021. If you’d like to have an informal conversation, please contact Hayley Simpson on 07827 308669.

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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