University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Personal Assistant to the Director of Capital Development and Property
NHS AfC: Band 5 (£25,655 to £31,535 per annum, depending on experience)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
About our Trust
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. Our journey has started but we have much still to do, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.
About this vacancy
There has never been a more exciting time to join us. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and talented Personal Assistant to support the Director of Capital Development and Property in managing the Trust’s extensive capital investment programme and property portfolio. The role will be based at the Royal Sussex County hospital in Brighton with frequent travel to Worthing hospital.
This role offers the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the success of the Trust’s Capital Development and Property Directorate. Demonstrating a strong and proficient PA career you will have the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including clinical and corporate teams, so understanding the importance of stakeholder relationships is essential.
Bringing attention to detail, skills include excellent oral and written communication, planning and scheduling events, handling and responding to all correspondence including emails, scheduling appointments, managing personal calendars, taking notes at meetings, preparing minutes and distributing to participants, preparing reports, and maintaining document filing systems. Discretion and trustworthiness are essential as you will often be party to confidential information.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in office management and/or business administration and have clear evidence of continuing professional development.
Choose to work with us and you will join a collaborative and supportive team who are encouraged to further our learning and development. You will be supported personally and professionally by a commitment to care and compassion that applies as much to our staff as it does to our patients. We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all.
UHSussex are working in partnership with Castlefield Recruitment to source this position. For further information on applying, contacts for an informal discussion or access to the Candidate Pack please contact Chris Page.
General information for applicants
As an organisation, UHSussex support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff. We are committed to encouraging further development and growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and from under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive options.
The Trust offers a wide range of active staff groups including our network groups for LGBTQ+, Disability, and SOAR for our Black, Asian and ethnic minority colleagues and allies. Membership and participation in these networks is encouraged.
Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.