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NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday 9-5pm)
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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Andrews House
£25,147 - £27,596 pa, pro rata
Salary period
23/07/2024 23:59

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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

PA & Admin Team Lead

NHS AfC: Band 4

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career?  Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services.  The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

We are passionate about making equality, diversity and inclusion part of our DNA. We take pride in our “People First Culture” which creates a workplace where everyone feels a genuine sense of belonging, difference is celebrated, and people are comfortable to bring their whole selves to work. We value the richness that comes from having colleagues that are fully representative of the local community. We welcome people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, protected characteristics, and with all backgrounds and experiences.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join the Division of Psychology and Psychological Therapies as a band 4 PA and Admin Team Lead.

The postholder will provide a PA role to the Deputies within the Division, have a lead role within the administration team, and provide high level, comprehensive administrative support within the Division.

We are looking for a creative and motivated individual, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as they will need to liaise with a number of people, teams and services, within the Division of Psychology and Psychological Therapies, the wider Trust and external organisations.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who can manage their day-to-day workload with limited supervision, is able to act on their own initiative and who is able to cope with multiple deadlines, in a constantly changing environment. 

The post will be based at St Andrews House in Derby but will support our Psychology and Psychological Therapies Services across Derbyshire. Therefore, the successful post holder will need the ability to deal with complex information and to have excellent IT and organisational skills to be able to support a number of different professionals in different teams and services.

The role includes an Admin Team Lead role, which gives an opportunity to develop and build on leadership and management skills.

Working for our organisation

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD’ overall, commenting on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Benefits include:

  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years’ service 
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification.   To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site.  You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

Training and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • RSA III in Typewriting or Word Processing (or equivalent or demonstrable experience)
  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language/Maths
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Reception/front of house experience or equivalent
  • Experience and knowledge of using a variety of software programmes including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Administrative experience of working in a busy office or equivalent
  • Experience of arranging meetings effectively and formal minute taking
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of effectively managing, supervising and developing staff
  • Familiar with Trust Operational, Personnel and Health and Safety procedures
  • NHS Experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into health

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Helen Philpott
Job title
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01332 268468

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
07900 135638
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