Business Support Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed Term for six months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Wharf House
Tonbridge, Kent
£16,968 to £19,852 per annum
04/02/2018 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.

NHS England South (South East) commissions a range of primary health services for Kent, Surrey and Sussex residents. We work in close partnership with our primary care independent practitioners and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) serving a population of 4.5 million people.

The Primary Care Contracting Team is responsible for managing GP contracts across Kent, Surrey and Sussex as well as supporting the delivery of the GP Forward View.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced assistant to join our GP Contracting Team. The post holder will provide administrative and project support as required, including diary management, organising meetings, conferences and training events, etc.

You will be experienced in the use of Word and Excel, and have excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to delegate tasks to ensure timely and accurate delivery of the service and the ability to support others in their professional development. Attention to detail, the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively and work unsupervised is also essential. You must have a good understanding of confidentiality and data protection.

This is a full time position within a small and friendly team based at Wharf House, Tonbridge, with some travel required to our office in Horley, Surrey, and other external venues.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have an overwhelming response.

If you are shortlisted to attend an interview, you will be sent an email via this website. The email will be sent to the address that you have registered with this site. Therefore, please ensure you regularly check your email account to find out about any interview details.

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