Business Support Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 4

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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Oakley Road, Southampton
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
28/05/2018 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.

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.

Are you an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive administrative assistant looking for a new challenge?

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive administrator to join the NHS England (Wessex) Specialised Commissioning Team as a Business Support Assistant. The successful individual will play a key role in supporting the commissioning of specialised services, providing a high standard of administrative and secretarial support to the team, including taking comprehensive minutes at a wide range of meetings. 

You will need strong organisational skills with the ability to work on your own initiative and manage your own workload. You will be a clear communicator with significant experience is all areas of administration. You will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point with a desire to bring about service improvement and to promote effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Attention to detail, flexibility and approachability are essential to the success of this post, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and cope with the changing needs of the service. This is a demanding and busy role and applicants must have a flexible approach to work with a keen eye for detail to deliver work to a high standard and within deadlines.

A basic skills test on Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook will be required at interview stage.

Please note we reserve the right to close the job advert prior to the closing date stated should a suitable number of applications be received.

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Gina de Vries, Business Support Team Leader, 01138 248012 or by email to