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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/06/2022.

Senior Clerical Assistant

Job Reference: 470-22-185-TS

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Community Outpatient Cluster
Isle of Wight
Band 3

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Senior Clerical Assistant

Band 3

33.75 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual within our service who is interested in supporting our busy Community Outpatient Cluster which includes Musculoskeletal (Msk) Physiotherapy, Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP), Multiprofessional Orthopaedic Triage Team (MPTT), Podiatry, Orthotics and Prosthetics services based across the Isle of Wight.

As part of the Service, the post holder will be working with an administrative team under the guidance of the Senior Administrator and the Service’s Business Support Officer, Cluster Lead and Service Leads.

The postholder will provide a wide range of administrative support to the team. We are looking for enthusiastic self-motivated applicants who enjoy busy work environments.

The successful candidate will have a recognised administrative qualification and proven level of experience in an administrative role, preferably within an NHS environment. This position is suitable for a highly motivated team player who is able to work under pressure in a busy environment.

Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to interact at all levels. Attention to detail and proven ability to work to tight deadlines is essential for this role, as well as a high level of accuracy, data management skills and proven IT skills. If you think this could be you, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Please note: the attached job description for this position lists 15 hours per week - this role will be 33.75 hours per week.

Important information

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1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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