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PA to Lead Nurse

NHS: AfC: Band 4

Main area
Infection Prevention
NHS: AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£20,150 - £23,363 p.a. (pro rata)
25/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

The post holder will provide a comprehensive and efficient administrative service for the Lead Nurse - Infection Prevention & IPC Team.  This includes maintenance of office and personal diary , office administration, word-processing and minute taking. The post holder will be responsible for their own workload and will be able to work without direct supervision. They will use their own initiative and independent judgement to assess and take action where necessary.


The role is very diverse and experience as a PA is essential as you will be required to cover a wide range of duties including electronic diary management , arranging meetings, taking minutes, preparing agendas, managing electronic and paper files, sending letters to G.P’s, liaising with other secretary’s, general office duties, ordering stock and photocopying and administrative responsibility in arranging Training and education days.


Previous experience within the NHS would be desirable, as would knowledge of some of the I.T systems that the NHS use.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have excellent administration and communication skills, are self-motivated and organised with a proven ability in prioritising your own work load and using your own initiative as you will often will be required to  work independently within the Team.


If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment with no two days being the same then this could be the ideal opportunity for you. Flexible working will be considered.


There are a number of benefits including:


- 27 days annual leave rising to 29 days (after 5 years) and 33 days (after 10 years) plus bank holidays


- NHS Pension Scheme


- Annual appraisal and personal development review to support career aspirations


- A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel



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Further details / informal visits contact

Jay Turner Gardner Head of Nursing Infection Prevention and Tissue Viability (tel: 0161 291 4785).
Joanne Nolan, Audit and Surveillance Officer for Infection Prevention (tel: 0161 291 2746)

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2337