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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2022.

Personal Assistant to Directors - Band 4

Job Reference: 427-CEF202112275

West of England Academic Health Science Network
West of England AHSN
Bristol / Agile Working
£22,549 to £24,882 pa

Funded by NHS England, The Office for Life Sciences and NHS Improvement, the West of England Academic Health Science Network exists to accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based practice to improve health and care in the West of England. We work with all five acute Trusts, five Clinical Commissioning Groups, five community providers, two mental health Trusts and three universities in the West of England. We also work closely with local businesses, small and medium enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and a range of other academic partners to facilitate the adoption and spread of innovation into health and social care.

We are committed to improving outcomes for patients through improving access to research, applying evidence and ensuring consistency of clinical practice. We run projects working at scale to spread evidence-based quality improvements across the region.

Our highly collaborative network accelerates the scale and pace of delivering consistent good practice across our communities. This work is underpinned by high levels of collaboration with industry to ensure that we are innovative, enhance patient outcomes and drive up wealth in our local economy.

We host the Patient Safety Collaborative for the West of England and manage a wide improvement agenda working across all health care sectors. Our aim is to reduce incidents of harm and improve quality. We are committed to supporting and building the quality improvement capability and capacity of our local organisations.

Personal Assistant to Directors

Job Share / Flexible Working Hours will be considered.


An exceptional opportunity for a pro-active and highly organised Personal Assistant to join the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) based in Bristol. The West of England AHSN is part of a vibrant network which strives to put innovation at the heart of healthcare, to benefit patients, save the NHS time and money, and help to grow the local health economy. You will be part of a diverse and friendly team, delivering cutting edge work and with our NHS partners across Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.


This is a unique position to continue a career as personal assistant and dive into the health world in a growing dynamic organisation with award winning teams at the heart of innovation in the NHS, A remarkable opportunity to be central to the organisation’s success and contribute to its culture and mission. The role is busy, varied and important, working closely with the Directors to make sure their diaries support their strategic priorities. Key responsibilities include complex diary management to ensure effective use of their time, preparation of presentations, providing briefing papers and ensuring Directors are well prepared for meetings and meeting support. Ultimately, you enable the directors to optimize their time and follow-through on commitment internally and externally.


This is an agile working opportunity in the centre of Bristol which includes the options of remote / office based /flexible working. We are looking for someone with experience at providing Personal Assistant support to senior management and senior stakeholders. We would also be willing to consider applications from those interested in a job share.

You will need to have the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and sensitivity, with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. The role is ideal for a highly organised flexible, experienced Assistant used to working on their own initiative, comfortable with multi-tasking and equipped with excellent working knowledge of Office 365.

If you’ve been a PA before that would be helpful, but transferable skills and experience will be considered as full training can be given.


Royal United Hospitals can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible working environment in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. The West of England AHSN also operates a flexible hours working scheme and Job Share will also be considered.

• Cycle Scheme

• Free Eye Tests and help towards the costs of glasses

• Health Service Discounts

• 27 days annual leave rising with length of service

• Employee Assistance programme • Physiotherapy

• Competitive NHS Pension Scheme including life insurance

• Development opportunities including access to training courses for recognised qualifications

• Reduced NCP Car Parking

• Commuter Travel Club with First Bus

• Childcare Voucher Purchase Scheme

• Free Flu Vaccinations • Generous annual leave entitlement that increases with your length of service.

• Maternity, paternity and adoption pay.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Mandy Amesbury, Business Manager on 07879707708

Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

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If you are successful in being offered a position at the Trust, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained on site at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice attached to this advert.

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We will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.

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