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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

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is the major provider of mental health services to people of all ages in Sandwell and Wolverhampton, specialist health learning disability services in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley.

Our vision is to improve health and well-being for people of all ages across the Black Country. There are over 2000 staff working in our Trust. Our staff carry out a wide range of roles, working together to provide integrated care and support to all those using our services. Frontline staff working in the trust include mental health nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, healthcare support workers, health visitors, school nurses, allied health professionals (such as psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists).

Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.





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

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

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.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

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 successful applicant will be notified in the same manner that they have applied. For example, online applicants will be notified via NHS Jobs using the email address provided (your NHS Jobs username). All further correspondence will be via the same method, so it is important that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account after the closing date for this post. For paper applications, applicants will be notified by post.

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

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.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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