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Administrative Assistant

Job Reference: 175-1819-TS350

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard, Cambridge
£17,460 to £18,702 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Our focus is patients, their comfort and care. This is at the forefront of our thinking and we are constantly working to develop the service we offer to the people we treat.

Job Title: Secretarial/Administrator
Department: Trust Wide - Temporary Staffing
Band: AFC 2

Papworth Hospital has an international reputation as a specialised cardio thoracic hospital dedicated to developing services to meet the needs of our patients. We are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care and we are keen to recruit staff to join our Temporary Staffing team who will share our vision, enthusiasm and pride in the care we deliver. The Temporary Staffing service is the internal bank scheme for providing temporary staff to work a variety of assignments across all areas at Papworth Hospital.

We are looking for individuals with excellent written and verbal communication skills to support the secretarial function within this Trust as and when required. You should have good keyboard skills to NVQ2, RSA1 or equivalent as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative and to prioritise your workload. You must be willing to learn, with the support of your manager and colleagues, and to undertake training and development. A flexible approach to working hours is required as you will need to work as and when required.

For further information, please contact the Temporary Staffing Team, on 01480 364962

** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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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