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Clerical Officer

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
Scarborough, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 per annum
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Clerical Officer

Job Reference: 419-2668896-CO-WF

Employer: Department: Recruitment Location: Scarborough Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 per annum

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We're looking for applications from people who:
  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Would you be interested in an administrative career within the NHS?

Are you looking for a role within a specialised recruitment field?

Do you want to help us find the best people to look after our patients?

If you have answered yes, then the role of a Clerical Officer (within recruitment) may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Due to internal promotion, we have an opportunity for a new staff member to join our experienced and established Recruitment Team on a full time permanent basis.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who enjoy giving great customer service whilst working in a fast paced and evolving environment. Even though you will work as part of a large team, you should also be confident with using your own initiative whilst going that extra mile to give the best possible customer experience. You will contribute to maintaining our excellent and professional reputation of recruitment whilst ensuring you follow best practices to achieve our goals.

You will have the opportunity to communicate with a wide range of people, ranging from our recruiting managers, right through to the general public who are applying for jobs.

Within the department we use a wide range of electronic systems such as TRAC recruitment system, ESR (Electronic Staff Record) and NHS Jobs. We also use more familiar programs such as Microsoft Office, which you will use on a daily basis to receive and send emails from multiple specialised mailboxes, log data on Excel and create letters with Word. You will be the first point of contact when people call our recruitment telephone number so you should be confident in advising or referring as deemed necessary. Some calls may be complex so the ability to work under pressure is required, but you will be fully supported along the way.

What we can offer you:

We can offer a safe and friendly working environment with everything you need to do the best you can. You will work with an array of recruitment specialists who have a wealth of recruitment knowledge to share with you.

Even though we may not all be fully office based due to Covid 19, we have adopted fantastic ways to ensure we can all keep in touch as a team. The future of recruitment within the NHS is changing and we need your support to help steer us into a new way of working. It is an exciting but challenging time. We are there to support one another and as always, our aim is to continue to deliver high levels of customer service.

If this excites you then we want to hear from you!

How do I apply and what happens next?

If registered already, simply click the apply button on our website. If you have not used our system before, please register with us by submitting a few details to create an account. Once you register you can apply as normal. All applicants will be communicated with electronically. We advise checking your junk folder as sometimes our emails do make their way there.

Once you have applied, we will let you know if you have been successful in receiving an interview or not. Successful candidates will be shortlisted based upon how they meet the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification therefore it is important you take your time and highlight with examples how you meet the criteria.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close prior to the closing date stated, due to the high level of applications it may attract. If you wish to apply, please ensure you submit your application in a timely fashion to avoid disappointment, whilst ensuring you demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, please note that interviews for this post will be held remotely via an electronic platform. More details will be given if you are successfully shortlisted to attend an interview.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amanda Smith,

Recruitment Advisor

01904 725328

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

DBS Checks

All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

Please note that Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our 'Our guidance for applicants' before applying. Good luck with your application!

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