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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2022.

Secretarial Assistant

Job Reference: 175-2223-2-AD3361

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Admin Secretaries
Royal Papworth House, Huntingdon
£18,870 to £19,918 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


Secretarial Assistant

Band 2 (2 x posts)
Full time 37.5 hours per week

We are pleased to be able to offer a full-time opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated Secretarial Assistant to join our friendly and supportive Clinical Administration Secretarial Team.

Secretarial Assistant’s play a vital role in supporting our secretarial team in the delivery of excellence. Having excellent keyboard skills and attention to detail, you will transcribe clinical correspondence, complete referral and registration duties, daily post, cover reception on a Rota basis, amongst other essential tasks. Being a good communicator, you will be able to convey clear information across teams, whilst maintaining confidentiality.

The team supports the Trust from two locations: Royal Papworth Hospital (Biomedical Campus, Cambridge) and Royal Papworth House (Huntingdon). This post will be based at Royal Papworth House in Huntingdon.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference to our patients’ journey. This post is fundamental in ensuring that the patients’ experience is always a positive one.

Abilities should include;

  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written
  • Excellent computer skills, with the ability to operate a specialist data base (following training).
  • The initiative to manage and juggle priorities
  • The ability to work alone or as part of a team

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ diverse workforces, who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differencesas a strength.

If this sounds like the job for you and you are able to uphold our values, please include in your supporting information how you meet the trust values:

Compassion Excellence Collaboration, we would love to hear from you.

Your application (via NHS Jobs)

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Linda Hart on 01223 639993 or Emma Wilmer on 01223 638637

Advert closes: Tuesday 12th July 2022
Interview - virtual via Teams: Tuesday 26th July 2022

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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