An opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Secretary Team leader and Operational Administrator to join our Adult Medicine department.

This is a permanent role with successful applicants being required to work at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford.

Department of Medicine is composed of eight key departments: Cardiology, Neurology, Acute Medicine, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Ageing and health, Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Renal Medicine.

We are looking for an individual with NHS experience who can bring a dynamic and enthusiastic approach together with proven knowledge and skills in managing staff.

You will have a thorough knowledge of all the Microsoft office packages. You will have proven leadership skills and a track record for solving problems, operational improvement and administrative skills. You will be able to lead and motivate a team in a changing and challenging environment, and to focus on a high level of performance to support the delivery of the Directorate’s service requirements.

If you wish to visit us we will be proud to show you round!

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has been identified as one of the best places to work. The HSJ and its sister title Nursing Times, in partnership with NHS Employers; have revealed a list of the Best Places to Work in the NHS for 2015.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has previously won a CHKS award for 7 years running from ******** .

Darent Valley Hospital has rapid links via a FastTrack bus network to Dartford Station (40 mins to central London), Bluewater Shopping Centre and Ebbsfleet International Station.

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Jey Nicholas, Divisional Business Manager: ********

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site from this date. For advice and support on stop smoking please call ******** .

Interview date to be confirmed.

Please note, this post will close earlier than the given closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 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.

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