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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2022.

Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 301-SB-21-130795

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Planned Care
Blended Working
£22,549 - £24,882

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients or who work in a clinical area must be fully (currently this is limited to first and second vaccinations) vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as the Personal Assistant to the Head of Transformation and General Manager in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (Planned Care) Group in Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

In MPFT our mix of community health, mental health and social care services gives us an unparalleled opportunity to lead the development of truly integrated health & care services.

The Care Group is committed to providing a collective leadership approach to ensure the best services for our patients. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and dedicated to upholding our Trust values.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly skilled staff member to take up the full time role as Personal Assistant. The post-holder will provide effective and efficient secretarial support to the Head of Transformation and General Manager. There will also be opportunities for you to work closely with operational physical health teams.

The post-holder must work pro-actively and on their own initiative with a sound understanding of the business of the Trust and current practices to manage workload and ensure information is communicated appropriately and enquiries are directed correctly.

The post-holder will liaise with a wide range of people, partner organisations and agencies, both internally and externally on behalf of the Head of Transformation and General Manager ensuring that a professional image is maintained at all times through appropriate use of language and behaviour.

We are looking for someone highly credible, value based, experienced in providing admin support and secretarial support who can work independently as well collaboratively.

MPFT values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We aim to attract and retain a workforce that is representative of all sections of society and where each employee feels valued and respected and able to give their best.

For further information on the available post please contact the named leads below.

Contact Information:

Suresh Packiam (General Manager – Countywide Services): 07971920805

Kurt Moxley (Head of Transformation – Planned Care): 07929 179516


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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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