Business Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Business Support Officer
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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York House, Horley
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
28/02/2018 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Support Officer to join the Assurance and Delivery Team in NHS England Kent Surrey & Sussex. The post holder will be a vital part of a dynamic team supporting the Director and managers across the Assurance and Delivery Directorate to ensure:

  • CCGs are effective commissioners, delivering the priorities and outcomes as described in the Mandate and the Five Year Forward View
  • There is effective co-ordination of the planning and assurance arrangements, including for local delivery of national strategic programmes
  • There is an effective emergency preparedness, resilience and response (EPRR) system.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual who will provide a high level, professional and confidential PA and business support function working both independently and as a team member. You will ensure the Director is fully briefed and prepared for all activities and be responsible for the smooth and effective maintenance of the administrative function and systems in conjunction with other members of the administration team. The role includes managing senior level meetings, including taking minutes when required and providing high quality support to a range of projects, services and initiatives, including analysis of information to support delivery.

This is a busy team, and you will enjoy working with flexibility, have the ability to multi-task, manage short deadlines and support others in a fast moving environment. You will have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages, and strong written and verbal communications skills with a calm and professional manner.

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