Apprentice Ward Clerk

Countess of Chester Ho
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
Competitive salary
10 Jun 2021
20 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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:

Would you like to start an exciting career as an Apprentice Ward Clerk in the Haematology Oncology Suite within the NHS whilst achieving a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification? Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want a paid job with great prospects to grow and develop your skills? If the answer is YES then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

An opportunity has arisen in the Haematology Oncology Suite for a 36 hour apprentice. The post has a comprehensive training programme with opportunity to shadow other areas in the hospital in order to obtain a varied experience in the clerical areas of the hospital.

What this Opportunity means:

• The apprenticeship is a work-based training programme where you will be able to develop your skills, including English and Maths, and to gain a nationally recognised qualification in Business Administration.

• The successful post holder will provide support to an efficient and confidential clerical team with duties including making appointments, managing and preparing clinics, receiving and making telephone calls, while working with a varied group of staff.

• You will attend a 1-day Corporate Induction introducing you to our Trust & ensure you settle in

• A friendly and supportive working environment

• Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years' service (pro rata)

• Competitive pension scheme

• Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits

Your Application:

• As part of your development you will learn a variety of administration and customer service skills. We therefore require applicants who have excellent keyboard skills, good working knowledge of MS Office and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. You will need excellent communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a great team.

• Your offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references, one must be your most recent employer and cover the last 3 years employment, with full contact details including a work email (personal emails are not accepted).

• You must disclose any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings on the application, unless these are protected under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Jane Blackwell Job title Ward Manager

Email address janeblackwell@nhs.netT elephone number 01244 366275

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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.

Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information will be withdrawn. In the event errors are identified on your original application, a new application will need to be submitted and you will be required to pay the DBS application fee again.

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. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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