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Administrative Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post holder will be based in the Bideford Hospital and will provide Administrative support to the Reception area, Outpatient Clinics, Health and Social Care team, which includes Rehabilitation, District Nursing, Community Matrons, and Social Services.

The post holder will be the first point of contact for clients to the establishment; this will include dealing with routine queries and providing information to patients, relatives and staff either face to face or over the phone. The post holder will be required to provide reception cover in a designated area.

The post holder will fulfil all Administration tasks and work as part of a team. To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other Administrative areas as appropriate as directed by the line manager.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Do you enjoy working with the public, multi-tasking, problem solving and working in a team setting? Are you friendly, empathetic and approachable?  If so, come and join our team!

The successful candidate will work within an established Administration team to provide high quality Administrative support to the Operational team. We require an organised, enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable person to join our small team in this busy Community Hospital. You will need to be able to use your initiative and manage your own workload.

Applicants must have excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills. You need to be able to remain calm and professional when faced with changing or challenging situations. The ideal applicant will have a good standard of education, an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration or equivalent and relevant keyboard qualification. 

You are advised to apply as soon as possible. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Thursday, 08:30 - 17:00 and Friday 08:30 -16:30

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023

For further information please contact: Andrea Hurd, Community Hospital & HUB Manager on 07795665466/ 

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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