About the role

Where you make a difference

NHS Digital is the national digital, data and technology partner for the NHS and social care system. We design, build, deploy and operate national products, platforms and data services for patients, clinicians, those who manage the system and researchers in the NHS, academia and the life sciences sector. Our systems serve up to 53 million citizens and 1.3 million NHS staff.

This is an exciting time to join us as the organisation as we enter a period of growth with lots of opportunities available. As part of this expansion, we have opportunities for five Personal Assistants to join us to support our Executive Management Teams within Data Services, Finance and HR.

As an organisation we have embraced a hybrid working model with work time split between office and home. For roles supporting our Finance and HR teams the office location is Leeds only. For the Data services team this could be either London or Leeds.

What's in it for you

  • A role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care.
  • A range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your 
    work has a direct and positive impact.
  • A real commitment to your personal and professional development with access 
    to a broad range of learning opportunities.


Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. 
We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution  
no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.  

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead 
and apply. 


More about the role

  • Managing a complex diary, planning, and coordinating commitments.
  • Arranging meetings and appointments, booking accommodation, and making travel arrangements.
  • Maintaining effective communication with internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Planning, supporting and providing secretariat function for events, workshops and meetings, including taking minutes and actions as required and collation and distribution.
  • Managing own workload, completing tasks that have been delegated by manager or others and working to set deadlines.

About you

More about you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:

  • Experience of providing efficient and effective PA and business support to executive level management.
  • Experience of performing complex administration support functions to support senior management and wider teams.
  • Exposure to coordinating, planning and facilitating appointments, events, meetings and workshops, including experience of producing accurate minutes and action logs.
  • Prioritisation skills through successful management of own workload with minimal supervision and meeting tight deadlines negotiated with line manager and/or external stakeholders.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook).
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills, with the ability to form and maintain productive and positive working relationships

About us

Our work matters. You matter. 

What we offer you:

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours 
    and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • A generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease schemes

Next steps

Remote interviews will take place mid November using Microsoft Teams. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email. To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

Please ensure your supporting statement includes demonstrable evidence and specific examples on how you meet the criteria for each of the key skills specified above. This will be used in both the shortlisting and interview processes.

When uploading your supporting statement, please remove any personal details to allow for your application to be reviewed anonymously.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent / unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Following an offer of employment, we will carry out a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment check process.

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