Business Support Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2019
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Waterfront 4, Newcastle
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
29/04/2018 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.

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

Business Support Assistant

North Region Specialised Commissioning Team - Cumbria and North East Hub - Newcastle

Fixed Term Post up until 31 March 2019 - 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Business Support Assistant to join the North Region Specialised Commissioning Team.

As a Business Support Assistant, you will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering a highly effective service supporting the Cumbria and North East Hub.

The post holder will provide and co-ordinate a high level, professional and confidential administration service to the Team, for example: diary management; the scheduling and co-ordination of meetings and events including venue booking; arranging travel and accommodation; the preparation of agendas and meeting notes; raising purchase orders; providing general administrative support including handling correspondence, printing and collation of papers and will be the first point of contact for all matters including enquiries from the public and outside organisations. 

You will be organised and conscientious with the ability to work under pressure, planning and co-ordinating workloads to meet deadlines. A common sense approach to work is important, as well as being able to handle sensitive information in a professional manner. The post holder will be required to have a good level of competency in using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook.

The post requires excellent communication and organisational skills and for the successful candidate to work effectively in a close team setting, having the ability to plan and prioritise their own workload and work flexibly in response to service needs.

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