Senate Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Administration and Clerical
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term for 12 months
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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South Plaza, Bristol
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum pro rata
03/06/2018 23:59
Interview date

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, commissioning the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable. If you are taking up this post on a part time basis, your salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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The South West Clinical Senate is recruiting for a Senate Support Officer. This will be a fixed term contract for 12 months.

As a Clinical Senate Support Officer, the post holder will work as part of a small dynamic team running the clinical Senate office and driving forward the South West clinical Senate’s workload as an independent clinical advice giving body, supporting commissioners and undertaking clinical reviews of large scale service change.

The post holder will support the Clinical Senate Manager and Chair to ensure that the Senate work programme is planned and managed effectively and take the lead in the successful delivery of particular work streams. This will include responsibility for the Citizens’ Assembly which ensures the patient voice is included in Senate deliberations as well as gathering data and information for Senate topics as appropriate. The role includes regular communication with senior clinicians from across the whole spectrum of healthcare provision. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and prioritisation skills will be employed on a daily basis:

  • Work closely with the Senate Manager and Clinical Chair to support the planning and delivery of clinical Senate business.
  • Support the clinical Senate business function, including developing and managing the clinical Senate business plan, progress, evaluation and reporting risk and issue management.
  • Support the preparation of Clinical Senate Councils and the annual Senate Assembly
  • Lead on organisation of particular clinical reviews to include; identifying panel members, preparing information and agreeing Terms of Reference
  • Lead in the development and effective functioning of the Citizens’ Assembly.
  • Take a lead in the coordination of training & development and recruitment activity across the Senate where required.
  • Input into the Senate Communications plan.
  • Manage all corporate business returns.


  • Deputise for the Senate Manager as required.

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Further details / informal visits contact

To discuss this role and for further details please contact Ellie Devine, Senate Manager on ,