Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2019.

Support Secretary

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-242

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£18,813 - £20,795 pa pro

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

The Surgical Division at Arrowe Park Hospital has an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the Team as a Support Medical Secretary.

The position is offered  35 hours per week on a fixed term basis. This role is Band 3. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

This interesting role is within our busy Ophthalmology department. Excellent communication, organisational and secretarial abilities are essential.

You will responsible for maintaining patients records, processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, producing correspondence from audio/copy and dealing with telephone calls. In addition, you will liaise with Consultants, other Trust staff, and organisations outside of the Department in order to resolve queries. You will have the ability to work under pressure, prioritise your workload and to deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a professional manner.

The minimum requirements for this post are:-

  • AMSPAR Medical Terminology Certificate or equivalent experience
  • RSA 11 Typewriting
  • Good IT and word processing skills

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Atherton Business Support Manager for Ophthalmology on 0151 678 5111 x7746

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo