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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Team Administrator

Job Reference: 348-SOU-434A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Psychology - Southampton - MH
£20,330 to £21,777 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to appoint an efficient and motivated Team Administrator within the Southampton Psychological Service, which works across Southampton in the community teams and in acute settings. This post involves working in an office setting or remote working as required.

Your main responsibility will be to provide quality administrative and secretarial support to the Southampton Psychological Service, working efficiently with current systems and processes and ensuring security and accessibility of relevant information and documentation to help underpin the smooth running of the office and support the team of psychological practitioners.

With a positive approach to customer care you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, IT, administration and secretarial skills. Together with strong communication skills you will also have excellent attention to detail and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. You will be approachable and welcoming to clients in all settings. You will work in the small friendly admin team under the direction of the administration manager, reporting to the Divisional Lead Psychologist and other Lead Psychologists, but will be capable of using your own initiative. You will be required to adopt a flexible approach and must enjoy working as part of a skill mixed team.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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