Orthotics Assistant & Clinic Support Supervisor Band 4

Dorset HealthCare Univ
Competitive salary
16 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive , positive , respectful , supportive , reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare - we're the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day - do you?

'This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently' - Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)


Please read the job description and person specification fully before applying

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative administration team leader, who is looking for a new challenge.

The main function to the role will be supervising the administration team supporting them in their roles, ensuring the service runs smoothly, efficiently and effectively as possible. Ensuring that clinics are booked to safe capacity, staff and equipment are available and that the team feels safe and supported.

The role also allows for the opportunity to expand your work into a variety of interesting avenues including training to become an Orthotics Assistant. As a trained Orthotics Assistant you will be able to assist patients with a variety of tasks outside the typically administrative role, such as helping to fit insoles and simple orthotic devices as well as assisting the Orthotists as required.

The successful candidate will enjoy a challenge and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. They will preferably have prior experience in leading a team, managing staff, monitoring performance and problem solving. They must possess excellent communication and strong leadership skills.

The right candidate will be well organised, and capable of prioritising work on their own initiative. They will be skilled at liaising with others and using a variety of approaches on a regular basis to do so, including, telephone, email and in person across a wide range of staff both internally and external to the Trust. They will be adaptable and flexible with a passion for quality improvement and best practice.

The post is based at Maple Place, St Marys Road, Poole, BH15 2LG - please note there is no parking available on-site at Maple Place. The role will involve the occasional need to travel between sites.

In addition, we will support your growth and development through access to work based learning and apprenticeship schemes. To support this additional learning you will be given the minimum equivalent of one day per week to formally study for your apprenticeship and approximately 18 month's educational programme. Training will take place after a successful probationary period.

If you have administrative/supervisor experience: you will be enrolled onto the Senior Healthcare Support Worker level 3 apprenticeship, following the Adult Care pathway. This is taught via classroom sessions with Bournemouth and Poole College, at their Lansdowne Campus.

If you have healthcare experience: you will be enrolled onto the Team Leader level 3 apprenticeship. This is taught via work-based and distance learning.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Previous applicants need not apply .

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hayley Finch, Orthotics Service Manager, hayley.finch1@nhs.net, 07810 057308

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Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy

    Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP's
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Buying and selling of annual leave
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies early due to an exceptional response - please apply as soon as possible and refer to the Applicants Recruitment Flowchart.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from apps.trac.jobs. You won't be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the gov.uk website.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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