- Business support
- NHS AfC: Band 5
- Full time 37.5 hours per week
- Victoria House, Cambridge
- £22,128 - £28,746 per annum
- 04/02/2018 23:59
NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.
We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their 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 spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission 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). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.
We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. 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.
The Regional Specialised Commissioning Business team are seeking to appoint an experienced Executive Assistant/Senior Admin Support candidate to join a friendly and dynamic team to support the Regional Medical Director, with a wide and dynamic portfolio right across the region, and wider senior management and regional business support team. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain first-hand experience and understanding of service commissioning within the NHS, at a patient level, system level and nationally, with the ideal candidate taking an active interest in supporting their Director’s objectives and appropriate action follow-through. The post holder will be expected to understand the information governance and sensitive information that they will work with whilst supporting the Director and wider regional team. Travel throughout the region will be required to support a range of meetings.
The post holder duties will include: providing high level executive assistant support to the Regional Medical Director and wider senior management/POC team. Preparation of agenda and minute taking within the region (travel required) with appropriate follow-up actions as required. Extensive inbox and diary management; supporting the team with management of projects and forward planning; supporting and providing cover to other Executive Assistants and Business Support Assistants in the team; arranging travel and accommodation; acting as a point of contact for enquiries from external organisations and the general public. Ensuring records for team annual leave and sickness are recorded accurately for the team using the ESR online management system; providing ad-hoc business support to the senior management team and Regional Programme of Care Managers as and when required. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and organisational skills with a keen attention to detail; have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software; work effectively in a close team setting and have the ability to prioritise their own workload. They should also be a quick learner with willingness to learn and develop an understanding of the responsibilities of the team in order to appropriately deal with queries and routine matters. A can-do attitude and forward thinking is a must for this post. Candidates must ensure they are able to reference their suitability to the role of Executive Assistant/Senior Admin Support within their supporting statement.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 2 March in Victoria House (Fulbourn).
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Business Support Manager