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Band 3 Personal Assistant - Inpatient Rehabilitation and Recovery

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71929-UZ

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Personal Assistant – Inpatient Rehabilitation & Recovery

Band 3

Monday – Friday 37.5 hrs
(working hours to be agreed based on service need)

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Band 3 Personal Assistant at Inpatient Rehabilitation and Recovery services for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who excels under pressure.

The Willows is a 38 bedded unit for adults who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The focus of the unit is to assist patients in regaining the skills to enable them to optimise their level of functioning prior to discharge into a community setting. The Willows has a well-established Multi-disciplinary team including site based medical, occupational therapy and psychology.

Mill Lodge is a 14 bedded community inpatient unit for people with Huntington’s disease and severe and enduring mental health needs who require complex care due to physical, psychiatric, behavioural and psychological needs. Our Huntington's disease community team is also based here.

Stewart House is a 30 bedded unit divided into 2 wings (15 male and 15 female) they have the same admission criteria as the Willows and their patient population is also the same, however they also take patients who have complex physical healthcare needs and can also accommodate wheelchair users due to the flat location and accessibility

Recovery Services – consists of the Mett Centre, Recovery College, Arts in Health

  • The Mett Centre is a Day Service based in the City Centre of Leicester and provides a programme of recovery focused therapeutic activities

  • The Recovery College is situated on the Bradgate Unit Site and is an education provider for people who receive care within statutory Mental Health Services, and their carers.

  • The Arts in Health Service provides a range of groups, projects and Art based programs delivered in a range of inpatient and community settings working with statutory and non – statutory organisations.

The successful candidate should have excellent computer and audio skills, demonstrate they can work accurately, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be proactive and have a willingness to learn. You will be flexible and used to working to tight deadlines. You will have excellent interpersonal skills a positive and pleasant manner.

You need to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and be able to act on you own initiative. You also need to demonstrate your ability to prioritise your workload and work in an organised and effective manner.

You will provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to two Team Managers for Rehab & Recovery Services. You will establish and maintain good communication links. Maintaining effective practices to ensure that all areas of the role are maintained within the service delivery timescales required whilst operating within a busy and demanding environment. Patience and a caring approach are important personal qualities for all members of the team, including the administration staff.

If you would like more information about the job, please contact Sara Le-Butt Team Manager – Rehab & Recovery Services on (0116) 225 5820 or (0116) 295 5750

Previous applicants need not apply.



We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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