Apprentice Administration Assistant

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Countess of Chester Ho
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Role Type
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At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviours.

We welcome applications from colleagues from our local and neighbouring communities of all backgrounds and identities, who are currently under-represented within our region such as colleagues with disabilities, and Black, Asian and Minority ethnic.

As a region we are reviewing the way we work, and we are keen to explore how new working practices that support flexible working and create a positive work-life balance can assist those from different backgrounds. As part of our recruitment process we will explore how our inclusive employment policies, flexible working, staff engagement forums, Trust facilities and services can be of mutual benefit.

Working hours: 36 hours per week

Who Our Opportunity is for:
  • Administrative Apprentice.

What this Opportunity means:
  • The successful candidate will work within the Respiratory Department and will also be given the opportunity to liaise with several other areas and departments throughout the Countess to develop different skills.
  • As this is an apprenticeship the successful candidate will be working towards a Business Administration qualification as part of this role. This will not involve attending college, all tutoring will take place at the Countess of Chester Hospital within the successful candidates working hours.
  • National Mininmum Wage applies £4.15 per hour (This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year
  • To work within a friendly and supportive environment (see our Trust Behavioural Standards).
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits.
  • The successful candiates will have to attend an Induction over 1/2 day introducing them to our Trust & ensure they settle in.

Your Application:
  • Applicants must be educated to GCSE level or equivalent.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual to provide a high standard of customer care and administrative support. The successful candidate must be able to work using their own initiative, but also as part of a flexible team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Patricia Ellis

Job title Team Leader To Respiratory and Palliative Care Secretaries

Email address

Telephone number 01244 366297

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The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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