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Clinical Secretary - Oncology

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Job summary

Previous applicants need not apply

Are you:
  • Organised?
  • Positive?
  • Empathetic?
  • Reliable?
  • Solution focused?
  • IT literate?
  • A team player?
  • Motivated to support the NHS?

Do you have:
  • Customer service experience?
  • A good work ethic?
  • Initiative?
  • A passion to improve patient experience?
  • A sense of accountability?

As a Clinical Secretary in our Oncology Department you will play a vital role in supporting clinicians to achieve exemplary patient care. If you enjoy variety in a fast paced environment, wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference and have the ability to work under pressure at times and you can answer "yes" to the above, then we want to hear from you.

In return, we offer our employees:
  • Training & development including paid apprenticeships leading to valuable qualifications
  • Career progression opportunities
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 33 days with continued service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working patterns

ESHT is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community. Our Trust Values reflect our expectations and commitment to our staff.

Still not sure? Please call Sue Graham on 07773 005 701 to discuss further and answer any queries you may have.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to deal with patients, clinicians and other staff members, ensuring high levels of customer service and attention to detail. You will have regular interaction with the secretarial management team and the departmental service manager. It is essential that you are able to demonstrate good interpersonal, verbal and written skills and have a "can do" attitude.

You will have a good level of IT literacy as you will be using multiple software packages.

This role will keep you both challenged and busy as you work closely with colleagues to support the clinical team of Consultants, junior doctors and specialist nurses.

Potential applicants should ensure they evidence the skills listed above in their application.

Please note: This advert may close early if a high volume of applications are received

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Extensive Microsoft Office Experience



  • Good communication (written & verbal)
  • Experience of using various IT systems
  • High level literacy skills


  • Proven organisational skills
  • Flexible Approach



  • Customer service experience
  • Reliable work history
  • Recent administration experience


  • Proof reading or editing experience
  • Experience of multi-tasking in previous roles
  • Evidence of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne DGH


BN21 2UD

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)


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