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Job summary

Main area
General and Specialist Medicine
Band 5
Permanent: Secondments will be considered
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Job ref
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
The Royal Oldham Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 per annum
Salary period
25/06/2024 23:59

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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust logo

Directorate Workforce Co-ordinator

Band 5

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and proactive Rota Co-ordinator to join us.  You will work closely with Directorate Managers and Clinical Directors to support in safely staffing  across Medicine services.

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust unites four local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Hospitals – Bury/Rochdale, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting medical job planning, rota design and workforce planning
  • Supporting improved productivity for the directorate
  • Administrative induction of clinical staff
  • Compiling and maintaining an up to date specialty induction pack
  • Co-ordinating the attendance of junior medical staff (recording of absence and documentation of return to work interviews)
  • Maintaining a compliant and efficient medical rotas for all levels of medical staff in the designated specialty
  • Rota management
  • Co-ordination of leave for all medical staff in the specialty
  • Co-ordination of junior doctor induction days
  • Co-ordinate and assist in the recruitment of junior medical staff

Working for our organisation

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we’re always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire – to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to A level or relevant
  • ECDL or equivalent qualification or experience of computer applications including Microsoft Office packages, particularly management of spreadsheets in Excel.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of ongoing personal development

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of dealing with medical staff.
  • Previous experience within a rota co-ordinator post in the NHS or similar.
  • Experience of working in a pressured and unpredictable environment.
  • Experience of working to deadlines and targets.
  • Experience of organising and prioritising work for self and directing other to do the same.
  • Experience of communicating with a range of professionals with differing priorities experience and roles.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of negotiating rates with agencies and doctors
  • Experience in the recruitment of staff
  • Experience of negotiating rates with agencies and doctors/Staff

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardDisability confident employerTime to changeStep into healthGM Good Employment Charter

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Holly Colgan
Job title
Assistant Directorate Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information


Rebecca Towns

Directorate Manager


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