Apprentice Systems and Information Assistant

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital, Chesterfield
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Be outstanding - join an outstanding team!

COVID-19 We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.

There has never been a better time to join the NHS for a rewarding career as we celebrate 72 years of the NHS and the nation recognise the care and compassion delivered by the NHS during the recent pandemic .

If you are looking to start, maintain and advance your career in a healthcare setting and within a thriving and supportive workplace Derbyshire Community Health Services have a range of opportunities available


Derbyshire Community Health Services has been rated as an 'outstanding' trust by the Care Quality Commission; we have achieved this by providing high quality patient care within an inclusive organisation that works together and shows care and compassion for each other.

There has never been a more exciting time to join us as one of the largest specialist community NHS providers in the country - one that is also among the very best NHS employers as voted by its own staff and by CQC

The way the NHS works is changing; care outside of traditional hospital settings is quickly becoming a much larger part of what the NHS does. As a leading community provider we are at the forefront of this exciting future, joining-up services in local communities to better meet the individual needs of our patients.

DCHS is a top performing NHS Trust that strives for innovation and improvement for the service and individuals that work within it, we currently have the following opportunity available.

Apprentice Systems and Information Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and articulate apprentice to join the Systems and Information team. The purpose of the apprentice role will be to provide administrative assistance to the team as they manage the Electronic Staff Record (ESR), electronic expenses, ERostering System (HealthRoster), payroll and workforce information/analysis for both Derbyshire Community Health Services and Derbyshire Healthcare, helping to ensure the delivery of a high quality service.

This post is ideal for an individual with a strong administrative background who thrives in a team environment and wants to develop their skills within systems and information.

The successful applicant will have good organisational skills and a high level of computer literacy. They should also have good communication and prioritisation skills, have experience of producing clear and succinct correspondence and be able to work on their own initiative.

A key element of this role will be assisting in the administration of the e-rostering and ESR systems so you should also have experience of using databases, and have experience of providing efficient customer-focused support.

You will have the opportunity to really make a difference in ensuring that quality services are delivered both now and into the future based around our patient needs.

Apprenticeship training programme
  • This opportunity to develop your skills, experience, behaviours, knowledge and professional skills required of the role and the team by working as an apprentice is offers you support to develop new work-placed skills while working for Derbyshire Community Health Services.
  • As an Apprentice, you will fully commit to the 20% off-the-job training requirements of the post alongside your normal day-to-day job. You will complete a course of study and/or all learning and development requirements of the role.
  • You will be expected to engage with the additional opportunities developed specifically to maximise the benefits to your professional development.
  • You will commit to your professional development plan, set out at the beginning of your Apprenticeship.
  • You are expected to take ownership of the tasks & projects set out by your line manager. Apprentices understand the importance of managing both professional and learning responsibilities

Can you demonstrate good communication skills, have the desire to make a difference and develop your career? If so, come and join us. We look forward to receiving your application form.

As an employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way outlined on our website and in the additional information provided.

For further details / informal visits contact:

James Kershaw, Workforce Systems & Information Manager,07827 990278

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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Our vision "to be the best provider of local healthcare and to be a great place to work"

Our values:

1) To get the basics right
2) To act with compassion and respect
3) To make a difference
4) To value and develop teamwork
5) To value everyone's contribution because everyone matters


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If you require any support in completing the application form please do not hesitate to contact the People Resource Team on 01332 564856, option 1, option1 or email and we will be happy to provide assistance.

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