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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/02/2020.

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Band 4 Medical Secretary - Tamarind Centre

Job Reference: 436-2276905

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Forensic Admin
Tamarind Centre, Birmingham
£21,089 - £23,761 per ann

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.

Are you enthusiastic, motivated and ready for a challenge with excellent administration skills and have the ability to support a team. If you are calm, unflappable, and have a friendly disposition, then you are the person we are looking for. You will require a high standard of English and applicants should have good communication & organisational skills. You will need excellent typing / word processing ability, in addition to possessing knowledge of excel and the ability to collate, monitor and analyse data from spreadsheets. Knowledge of RIO Patient Clinical System would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will be provided.

Interested candidates must be highly experienced in all aspects of administration and clerical duties. In addition, they must have experience in recruiting and supervising staff, undertaking appraisals, administering patient’s money and payroll processing. The ability to manage your own workload, use your own initiative and maintain confidentiality are key requirements. The ability to work as part of a team with other members of staff, patients and the public is also essential.

The post requires an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with a caring, professional, and empathic approach towards people suffering from a mental illness. Experience of working within a Forensic setting would be desirable.

The successful applicant must have required qualifications, will be able to work as part of a team and be able to respond to working under pressure to meet deadlines.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachael Flynn, Admin Manager/PA for Tamarind Centre

0121 301 0756

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

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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