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

Band 4 Senior Business Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-22-120127-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Business Support Team
£22,549 - £24,882

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fast-paced Administration Team as a Band 4 Senior Business Assistant supporting Senior Managers within the Families, Young People and Children’s and Learning Disabilities Services Directorate. We are looking for a Full-Time and Part-Time Senior Business Assistant.

The post holder will be based at Bridge Park Plaza, Thurmaston, on the edge of Watermead Country Park. Free car parking on site is available. We are currently looking at a Blended approach to working and this involves some degree of home working once training has been completed.

The role is diverse, with each day bringing new challenges. You will have proven ability in using your own initiative, working with confidential and highly sensitive information, showing attention to details and the ability to work accurately, whilst understanding the importance of adhering to Trust Policies and local procedures. A confident, professional personality with a can do attitude is a must.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in a Personal Assistant / Senior Secretarial capacity and be able to work cohesively with others to assist the management team in maximising the efficient use of time, the resources of the service and with production of high quality effective reports, training materials, administrative systems and processes.

Due to the fast pace and nature of the work, the post holder would be required to have the essential knowledge and experience or be willing to learn and develop from commencement and be able to demonstrate within the following areas:

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Ability to plan, organise and prioritise the diaries and workload of self and others (aligned manager) without direct supervision, whilst working to meet deadlines. The successful candidate will have excellent minute taking skills (as well as experience of organising events) including taking accurate and informative notes/minutes, identifying, and following up actions as this is an essential part of the role as Senior Business Assistant. Though all meetings are currently via Microsoft Teams, in the future some travel may be required to support with meetings and minute taking in areas of Leicester City and Leicestershire.

Exceptional written, verbal and face to-face communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with professionals and service-users at all levels in health and agencies external to health.

Experience of providing administration support for a range of projects and assisting the project managers in updating key documentation such action logs and presentations.

Assertiveness skills to challenge potentially inappropriate or unsafe actions of others, for the benefit of patients and the service.

If you have all the above and feel you could bring your knowledge and experience to the team and this role, please apply. For more details, please contact either Lyndsay Wright, Administration Support Manager on 0116 295 6743 / 07920 576 197 or email

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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