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Apprentice Clerical Officer

Employer
Bolton NHS Foundation
Location
Bolton One, Bolton
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Oct 2021
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Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Job Title: Apprentice Clerical Officer

Directorate: Booking Centre

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 08.00am to 5pm. This posts would be based at our Bolton One Booking Centre.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across theNorth Westside of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare. The Trust offer a range of flexible working patterns to enable our staff to balance their work and personal life.

Are you looking to take your first step towards an exciting career in the NHS? Would you like to earn while you learn and receive full training, development and support to enable you to become a fantastic member of our team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust?

Our Clerical Services team provide a really important service to our clinical teams (such as our Doctors, Nurses and Physios) which help those teams provide the best care to our patients. We have a number of vacancies across all the Clerical Services and we are looking for people like you who put the patient first and want to always do an excellent job.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience within the NHS and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Reporting directly to the Clerical Services Supervisors/ capacity & demand facilitators, you will work closely with the wider clerical services teams to support a range of services

You will be supported and developed in the role, learning new skills, whilst undertaking the apprenticeship framework in Business Administration or Customer Service from a local training provider. We are committed to giving you the skills you need to be a great success in the role.

As an apprentice you will support your team by carrying out a full range of clerical duties and becoming an expert user of the IT systems and software we use in the Trust. You will provide a friendly and helpful point of contact for queries within your extended team. As with all our staff you will also continually promote a professional corporate image for Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be employed on a fixed term contract for a period of 12 to 18 months dependent on the level of qualification being undertaken and are expected to complete the apprenticeship qualification within this time period.

Our apprentices love working for the Trust - please take a look at some of their stories which are attached to this advertisement.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

In accordance with eligibility criteria for government funded apprenticeship schemes applicants must be aged 16 or over and have been resident in the UK / EU for the last 3 years. Applicants must not have a degree, level 4 qualification or above, or already be in any form of formal government funded education

IT IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE APPRENTICESHIP COURSE THAT YOU HAVE ATTAINED GCSE MATHS AND ENGLISH GRADE A-C. SHOULD YOU BE APPOINTED, YOUR OFFER WILL BE CONDITIONAL ON YOU BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gill Hanson / 01204 462711

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The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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