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Personal Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Personal Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed Term until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
23/08/2018 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 strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and 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, and we support local health services that are led by 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.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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

The NHSBSA is responsible for the processing of your application; a privacy notice is attached to advise you on how we will process your personal data.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Personal Assistant to join the Director of NHS Operations and Delivery team. The successful candidate must have proven experience of supporting someone at a very senior manager level, ideally within the NHS or public sector. Excellent organisational skills, flexibility and professional approach to work are important in this role, as well as being able to work under significant time pressure and demonstrating resilience when faced with large workloads.  You will need to be highly effective at handling complex diaries, and will have confidence in communicating with range of internal and external stakeholders within the NHS and other Arm’s Length Bodies.

In particular the post holder will

  • Successfully plan and organise the highly complex diary of the Director. This will include planning and organising a wide range of activities with other professionals and external agencies. Utilise judgmental skills in regards to organising a conflicting diary and managing an unpredictable workload with frequent adjustment to plans.
  • Provide and coordinate administrative and secretarial services for the Director’s meetings, supporting the Business Manager and undertaking enquiries as and when necessary for the Director and the Operations and Delivery team.
  • Provide high quality project, service, initiative and administrative support including information and analysis.
  • Provide high quality project, service, initiative and administrative support including information and analysis.
  • Undertake reporting and analysis of information to support delivery


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Sandra Manu - Senior Business Manager