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Job summary

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Admin & Clerical
Band 4
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
  • Home or remote working
37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Remote/Kent and Medway Adolescent Hospital/Pudding Lane
£23,949 - £26,282 pa
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Personal Assistant

Band 4

Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

Here at NELFT, embracing a Just and Compassionate Culture is our commitment to our colleagues and to our patients that we will support and promote a culture based on fairness, respect, honesty, and trust, ensuring that we have consistent leadership behaviours and styles across the Trust. Our vision is to create an engaging place to work in partnership, where we value diverse perspectives and work in an environment in which you feel valued, supported, understood, and developed. Our professional relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect, trust and honesty. We are committed to welcoming and making everyone feel valued here at NELFT.

We embrace continuous learning to improve patient outcomes and we provide outstanding professional development opportunities for our workforce. If you want to grow and progress your career with an organisation that values it’s people, take the first step on an exciting career journey and join us today.

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator work as Personal Assistant to the Assistant Director and Head of Service for KMAH, All Age Eating Disorders and Crisis Pathway in Kent and Medway.  


Main duties of the job

As a Band 4 Administrator you will support the Assistant Director and Head of Service to provide high quality administration, information and act as a central reference point to all staff within the service including clinicians/managerial staff and other external stakeholders. The role comprises of a wide range of duties and requires the ability to use multiple computer systems, be able to manage and prioritise own workloads without direct supervision and have strong communication and organisational skills. An ability to understand the need for maintaining confidentiality at all times is essential.

Candidates will need to be forward thinking and have a problem solving approach, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

The role offers flexible and remote working in line with NELFT's commitment to agile working. There may be some requirement to attend KMAH or Pudding Lane to meet with the AD and HoS as appropriate


Working for our organisation

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust.  All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description & Person Specification attachment.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Good working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, Power point, Access
Desirable criteria
  • Previously used Rio


Essential criteria
  • Clear communication skills including excellent writing, data entry and presentation skills


Essential criteria
  • Significant administrative experience
Desirable criteria
  • Working in an NHS environment

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Baker
Job title
Assistant Director
Email address
Telephone number
07712 536028
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