Business Support Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Business Support Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed Term / Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Preston Business Centre
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
29/05/2018 23:59
Interview date

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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Organisation:                    NHS England, North (Lancashire and South                                                  Cumbria)

Directorate:                      Medical

Job Title:                           Business Support Assistant

Grade:                               Agenda for Change Band 3

Salary:                               £16,968 - £19,852 per annum

Base:                                 Preston Business Centre, Preston PR2 8DY

Accountable to:                 Deputy Director of Revalidation / Controlled                                                  Drugs Accountable Officer (CDAO)

1-year Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2019

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Business Support Assistant to work as part of our Medical Directorate delivering statutory functions.  The team has statutory functions:

  • Medical appraisal
  • Medical revalidation
  • Professional performance of independent contractors
  • Safe and effective management of controlled drugs.

Key responsibilities

As a Business Support Assistant, you’ll be part of our dynamic team delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Medical Directorate and you’ll work across the whole team supporting our work to deliver statutory functions and increase efficiency. 

In particular you will

  • Be the first point of contact for the team, providing an efficient and helpful front of house for the team.
  • Provide and coordinate administrative and secretarial services; including for example, the preparation of agendas and minutes, taking appropriate follow-up action as required.
  • Support the team with the management of projects, gathering information and undertaking enquiries internally with other teams, externally with partner organisations and with practitioners.

This is a vital role in which you must have a commitment to quality and patient safety to improve patient outcomes across Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Interview date and location

Monday 11 June 2018 at Preston Business Centre, Preston PR2 8DY

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