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Personal Assistant & Team Leader

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom £24,907 to £30,615 pa
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Personal Assistant & Team Leader

Job Reference: 175-2021-1-TH2366A

Employer: Department: TCCA Directorate Location: Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge Salary: £24,907 to £30,615 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was 'outstanding' overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an 'outstanding' rating across the five key questions.


PA/Admin Team Leader to the Surgery, Transplant and Anesthetics Division

Band 5

37.5 hours per week

Salary Scale £24,907 - £30,615

Royal Papworth Hospital is at the centre of a regional and national network of hospitals caring for patients with heart and lung disease. From a tuberculosis hospital when it opened in 1917, Royal Papworth Hospital has developed into an internationally recognised heart and lung center and is the leading cardiothoracic specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.

Are you organised and motivated with the qualities and skills (or willingness to learn) to make a difference to our patients' care?

Are you keen to join us and grow your career with a world-class organisation at an exciting time of change?

If yes, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be joining a Trust with a focus on providing excellent patient care and experience alongside innovation; they will have an important role in supporting Surgery, Transplant and Anaesthetics to achieve these goals.

The main duties of this role are to provide confidential, high-level secretarial and administrative support as PA to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Divisional Operational Director Surgery, Transplant and Anaesthetics and also administrative support for the Operations Manager.

In addition, you will be the Admin Lead for a team of administrators, with responsibility for their management on a day to day basis in ensuring their workload and daily deadlines are achieved.

Previous experience of line management of staff will be an advantage. Other skills should include:
  • High level of communication and organisational skills
  • Keyboard skills and knowledge of Microsoft products
  • The ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Applicants should have proven interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, have excellent organisational skills and demonstrate good leadership skills. You should also be able to demonstrate effective communication at all levels and work well as part of a team.
If you would like more information about this role in the first instance please contact Beryl Hobbs, PA/Admin Team Leader on Tel: 01223639334.

Previous Applicants need not apply, thank you.

Closing Date: 15 October 2020 Interview Date: 2 November 2020

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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