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Business Support Administrator

Job Reference: 449-AMH672

Solent NHS Trust
Mental Health Services
£22,549 - £24,882 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base: Block A, Floor 3, St Mary’s Community Health Campus

We have an exciting opportunity and a new role within our Business Support Team for our Mental Health Services in Portsmouth. We are looking for a highly motivated and organised administrator with good attention to detail to shape and develop this new position providing much needed systems support to our clinical teams.

Solent’s Mental Health Services cover a variety of different services including inpatient facilities for both adults and older persons, community services including rehab, crisis and health and wellbeing, IAPT Talking Change and learning disabilities. We are looking for people that work to the organisational Values of Honesty, Everyone Counts, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork (HEART), show in your behaviour that you value people and the care you give to them.

This role is seen as a key position and we are looking for someone with real passion for the role to provide key support in matters across the service. As such, you will need to have excellent administrative, IT and communication skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload.

Previous experience supporting a business function is important, as is the ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team. You will be expected to responsible for maintaining a high level of accuracy and be able to demonstrate good time management and prioritisation skills.Knowledge of Mental Health Services is desirable but not essential, good knowledge of recruitment and selection processes would be beneficial.

Job Responsibilities

You will organise and coordinate the recruitment of staff for the service line working closely with the recruitment and people services teams. You will be responsible for ensuring accurate information about the positions, candidates and interviews are processed on NHS Jobs in a timely manner. You will complete the onboarding processes for new starters in different areas of the service and help to produce job descriptions and person specifications.

You will also be responsible for updating and maintaining staff ESR records on the Manager Self Service system across the service.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Able to liaise with staff at all levels
  • Good coordination skills
  • Ability to develop and grow in the role
  • Experience of working to strict deadlines
  • Good organisational skills
  • Communication Skills, written and verbal.

Our priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values and puts patients first, working together as a team and always improving our provision; someone with the ability and attitude to grow and develop in the service as a valued member of our team.

For more information on the post, please contact Laura George via email


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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