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Job Reference: J123-773---CEDAR

The Huntercombe Group
Barham, Canterbury
£16848 per annum

Cedar House is a 40 bed hospital for adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, personality disorders, autism and challenging behaviours, who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Cedar House enjoys a beautiful rural location situated in the village of Barham, on the outskirts of Canterbury and is easily accessible by public transport, being on the main bus route between Canterbury and Folkestone.

We are seeking aReceptionist to join our friendly and established Administration Team, working a mixture of day and night shifts. The Control Centre is the hub of the hospital, and our Control Centre Operators are the first point of contact for staff, visitors and patients entering the secure area. The Control Centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Role:

  • Responsibility for the management of issuing and recording of secure keys and alarms to all staff entering and leaving the secure area.

  • Effective management of the Control Centre area by air lock door control.

  • Operate the telephone system and act as the focal point for enquiries.

  • Manage the Company vehicle request system.

  • Book meeting rooms for staff and visitors.

  • Manage the internal and external distribution of mail.

  • Provide cover for the absence of colleagues and in particular for the planned leave or absence of other members of the Control Centre team.

The Person:

  • Experience of working in a “front of house” role, ideally within a secure environment.

  • Able to work well in a team, on own initiative and follow instructions

  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with visitors, colleagues and suppliers, both face to face and by telephone.

  • Able to prioritise work and meet deadlines within a pressurised environment

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Good working knowledge of IT systems, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet

  • Possess self-motivation, drive and excellent inter-personal skills

  • Possess and present a friendly and positive attitude.

Working Pattern:

  • Full time over 7 days including Days & Nights

In return we offer a variety of excellent benefits including staff benefit scheme, free meals and drinks whilst on duty, induction and training opportunities, Life Assurance scheme, Group Pension, access to Occupational Health services and free car parking.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter via “apply now”.


About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)
• 2 week’s paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest.

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents.
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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