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Band 3 Bank Secretaries/Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-21-105063-NAS

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Bank
Location:
Leicestershire
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777

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.


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

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 support 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 Grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications. Where an equivalent qualification has been obtained please detail how this meets the minimum GCSE requirements in the supporting information section. I.e. Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in English is equivalent to a Grade 4 or above.
  • 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.
  • 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 will 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 in the supporting information section of your application.

Please review the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.

Previous applicants need not apply

 




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

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.



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