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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2018.

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Business Administrator/Receptionist (apprentice)

Job Reference: 271-APP-30553

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£16,595 rising at 6 months to £19,662

Business Administrator/Receptionist (apprentice)

£16,595 rising after 6 months to £19,662 per annum inclusive

The post holder will form part of an administrative and clerical team providing a complete administrative role to a specific service/department within the Trust. The post-holder will provide general administrative/clerical duties and generally be the first point of contact within a busy department. The individual will be required to provide a high level of customer care, work autonomously, prioritise own workload and act on own initiative.

The successful applicant will have previous experience within an administration role including providing an exceptional customer service experience. It is also important that the individual has excellent IT skills with the ability to work successfully as part of a work team.

Applicants must have GCSE in English and Maths grade C or above (or equivalent), evidence (e.g. certificates) must be provided prior to interview. We also expect that the individual has completed a Business Administration intermediate level (level 2) Apprenticeship (or able to demonstrate previous equivalent experience).

The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully certified Advance Apprenticeship (level 3) in Business and Administration

This Apprenticeship is funded for the duration of 18 months

As part of the application process applicants may be contacted for an initial telephone interview.

Applicants must be available to attend an assessment session with our training provider, Lifetime Training on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.


Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. 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, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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