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Senior/Personal Administrator

Vacancy Introduction



Role Summary

The primary focus for this role will be to support senior managers to deliver on their key priorities for the Community Services Division. This will include working with senior managers to provide the administrative support to enable the delivery of national initiatives and local projects to improve the care we provide to patients and how we support staff. This will include: -

  • Following up and monitoring action plans
  • Monitoring and supporting the submission of reports
  • Diary and meeting management
  • Taking notes and ensuring accurate record keeping including minutes and actions
  • Supporting managers to monitor and prioritise work against specific deadlines.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

This Administrative role is based within the Community Division which is spread across the Devon area ranging from Okehampton (Mid Devon) across the City of Exeter to the Seaside town of Seaton (East Devon). This is an essential role located at Newcourt House which supports the senior management team in delivering a safe and effective service to our patients.

We are looking to recruit a skilled and experienced administrator to work 37.5 hours per week over 5 days, the role offers the opportunity for hybrid working however flexibility is required to meet the service demands - the role is currently office based each Monday and Thursday. We are also happy to discuss flexibility in the contracted hours for the successful candidate so please contact us for a further conversation if you are interested in this role.

You will be part of a supportive and close working team that provides a professional and vital administrative service to the senior team, you will support a key senior manager but will also work in collaboration with the administration team to cover a variety of responsibilities. The team are friendly, well respected and contribute every day to ensure our patients receive the very best care.

This is a great opportunity for someone to progress in their Administration/Professional services career, providing a professional and efficient administrative support, cultivating a positive and helpful working relationship that enables your Senior Manager to concentrate on their role.  Providing support with crucial organisation, diary management, task management, planning, producing reports, documents, spreadsheets and presentations for example.

The workload is interesting and varied and would suit a person who has a can-do attitude to problem solving and is keen on developing a wide range of knowledge and skills. You will also gain a valuable insight into how projects and operational tasks contribute to the wider strategic plan for the Trust.

This is a busy and dynamic role and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the below essentials:

  1. Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship skills
  2. Ability to analyse/interpret a range of highly complex data in order to identify solutions to service delivery
  3. A high standard or organisational skills and the ability to proactively juggle competing priorities
  4. Confident in your ability to work on your own initiative, pre-empt and solve problems.
  5. Have a proven track record of working well as part of a team

In return for your hard work and dedication we can offer you the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team within the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact Sue Sanders Cluster Support Manager on 07887 434406 for an informal chat or e-mail on

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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