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Support Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 285-781-CYPF

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
285 Spec mental Health Sandwell Admin
West Bromwich
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

To apply for this post please go to NHS Jobs using the below reference number. Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post

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Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

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Band 3

£18,813 – £20,795 pro-rata

(30 hours per week)



A vacancy has arisen within The Child and Family Service located at Sandwell CAMHS, 48 Lodge Road, West Bromwich.


The Child and Family Service support children and young people up to the age of 18 years who have severe, complex and enduring/emotional/behavioural/mental health difficulties.


The post holder will provide a support secretarial and administrative role, acting as first point of contact for the medical teams. You will be expected to exercise judgement and initiative to prioritise and co-ordinate your own workload. In addition to general medical secretarial duties the post-holder may be required to attend multidisciplinary team meetings and book and/or cancel appointments as required. You will be required to use a Dictaphone machine for audio typing and various computerised systems, e.g. Microsoft Office, Outlook.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as the post-holder will provide a key link between the team and patients/carers/GPs/Social Services and other agencies by telephone and face-to-face. Attention to detail and accuracy will be key requirements in the ability to record accurate information.


All candidates must have a working knowledge of computer packages including Microsoft Office/Outlook and have a minimum of two years experience in a secretarial or administrative role with GCSE English at Grade A – C and OCR/RSA Level II typing qualification.


For an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Holloway, Admin Team Leader on 0121 612 6620 or via e-mail

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are our patients and as such uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to identify candidates who are unsuitable to work with our patients.

If you are applying for a post involving access to persons in receipt of health services, your offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust is a Registered Body with DBS and will ask eligible candidates to apply for a Disclosure as one of our pre-employment checks. Candidates should be aware that failure to reveal information relating to any convictions could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. As such candidates applying for posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services are required to declare all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings both in their application and subsequent declaration if invited to interview.

Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having a conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background of your offence. The Trust has a statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available to all applicants.

As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff requiring an Standard or Enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to be registered with the DBS Update Service. All eligible staff recruited to the Trust after 1st January 2019 must maintain their annual subscription whilst employed with the Trust, the cost of which will be reimbursed by the Trust.

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