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PA to Surgical Divisional Management Team

Job Reference: 432-HR5158

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

Fixed term for 12 months

There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Personal Assistant to join our Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics to provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the three divisional leaders; Divisional Director, Associate Director of Nursing and Associate Director of Operations.

A strong team player, you will also possess excellent communication skills and must be able to take responsibility for day-to-day planning and prioritising of workload, being proactive in supporting the divisional Team.

Duties will include diary management, agenda preparation, minute taking and typing of reports.

You will gave excellent IT skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and you will be able to use IT and data reporting systems which will support the leadership team in the delivery of divisional performance and quality objectives.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a 'can do' approach to their duties with a strong commitment to excellent service provision. A flexible attitude and the ability to use your own initiative is essential for this role.

You should have excellent organisational skills, the proven ability to work under pressure, priorities workloads and meet deadlines. In turn we are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills as you will need to liaise with staff at all levels.

The post holder will need to be able to travel between Ipswich and Colchester as meeting will be held on both sites.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Sara Impeciati, Associate Director of Nursing on 07590 616579 or Chris Backhouse, Divisional Director on 07908 518425

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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