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Allocation Officer

Job Reference: 387-TS-4048-JL

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£18,813 - £20,795 pa

Have you got previous experience in delivering great customer service? Do you thrive in fast paced environments? If so, you should keep reading..

We are currently recruiting for an allocations officer to join our Temporary Staffing Team - this role operates on a shift basis where you will be required to work early, days, lates and weekend shifts (on average you will work one weekend a month). This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has an interest within HR functions to join a well-established team and provide support across all clinical and non clinical functions within the Trust.

Your day to day duties will include but may not be limited to:

  • Being a first point of contact to both temporary staffing employees, hiring managers, matrons and divisional heads of nursing across the Trust via telephone and email
  • Managing the Temporary Staffing Bureau email inbox on a rotational basis
  • Maintain a strong communication channel with various wards and departments throughout the Trust
  • Maintaining a relationship with the Trust neutral/master vendor - liaising with them on a daily basis to allocate unfilled bank duties to agencies as required

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to confidently communicate to key stakeholders
  • Have previous experience in a recruitment/staffing environment
  • Ideally have previous experience working in an NHS setting although this is not essential
  • Have a flexible working approach

In reward for your hard work and dedication we offer:

  • 27 days holiday allowance + 8 for bank holiday allowance
  • On-going training and development
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Access to a multitude of discounts in local and national companies

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mel Price - 0117 3429031

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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