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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2022.

Personal Assistant

Job Reference: 449-AMH754

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Mental Health
£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

Talking Change is a well-established and high performing Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned by NHS Portsmouth CCG.

We are looking for PA support for the head of service/consultant psychologist. The role will involve managing the lead psychologist's diary and the general processes within the primary care psychology service as appropriate.

The service was launched in 2009 to provide evidence based psychological interventions for the population of Portsmouth in primary care. More recently the service expanded to help meet the need of the patients with comorbid physical health conditions. Talking Change has supported a number of High and Low Intensity trainees to complete the training programmes provided by the University of Southampton and enabled them to move forward in their therapy careers. Talking Change has also integrated the Practice Counsellors within the team to provide a single point of access for the population of Portsmouth.

We now have a clinical team comprising of therapists, practitioners and counsellors. The clinical services provided to clients are supported by competent, friendly and efficient Admin team.

This is an attractive role for anyone with PA experience who would like to develop their skills within an innovative, high performing and friendly team. The role involves working closely with other team leads and staff as needed to help meet key targets, offer a compassionate and caring service to our patients and strive for excellence at all times.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate good communicational, organisational and interpersonal qualities. They will need to be able to prioritise the workload, adopt a flexible and positive attitude to the role, show initiative, and have a friendly approach to dealing with staff and visitors to the site.

Please contact Dr Mahdi Ghomi, consultant psychologist, for further information on 0300 123 3934.


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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.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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