Administrative Support Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Primary Care
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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NHS England, Bewley House, Marshfield Road
Chippenham, Wiltshire
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
30/05/2018 23:59

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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NHS England South West is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to support the Primary Care Dental team in managing a portfolio of primary and community care contracts.


The role will involve supporting contract managers by providing administrative duties which will include maintaining and updating accurate databases and managing diaries. This is an extremely interesting and varied role, which plays a vital role in supporting the team.


This post will be based in the NHS England office in Chippenham but will involve occasional travel to our office in Gloucester where part of the team are located. The successful candidate will need to work effectively across both locations ensuring effective communication is maintained. The applicant must be able to deal with general queries, including those from external contractors, and resolve situations with enthusiasm and initiative. You will need to enjoy working in a busy environment, managing multiple priorities and be able to work under pressure. You will work with all members of the team and consequently you will need to be flexible and adaptable to manage your workload. You need to be well organised with previous experience of working in an administrative role, have great interpersonal skills and an excellent working knowledge of IT systems.


Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have an overwhelming response. If you are not shortlisted to attend an interview, you will not be contacted. If you are shortlisted to attend an interview, you will be sent an email via this website. The email will be sent to the address that you have registered with this site. Therefore, please ensure you regularly check your email account to find out about any interview details.


Interviews will be held at Bewley House, Marshfield Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1JW.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz MacDonald, Primary Care Contract Support on 01138 253502 or 07825 582630 

Lisa Kingsbury, Primary Care Contract Support on 01138 251518 or 07919 541524