Great healthcare requires great people. That’s why we are doing everything we can to recruit committed, skilled people – and to make sure we support our new and existing employees, so they choose to stay with us.
Rated outstanding for caring by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), The East of England Ambulance Trust covers six counties - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. We cover 7,500 square miles and serve a population in excess of 5.8 million people. With such a diverse geographical area, we cover busy cities, rural locations and seaside resorts and our services are tailored to meet the needs of each community’s differing medical and environmental needs.
We offer a great working environment and a comprehensive employment package – which ranges from professional support to benefits for you and your family.
In return for your skill, commitment and energy, we offer a full induction programme, continuing professional development, and the opportunity to work with a highly dedicated team across the east of England.
You will also have the chance to shape the service: our frontline clinicians and other colleagues have unique insights about how we can improve the quality of our care and our working environment.
We’ll support you if you want to be involved in research aimed at improving patient care and safety.
You will also have the chance to help us develop new referral pathways or to work in new roles or for other NHS organisations. We work closely with our commissioners to ensure that innovative ideas developed by Trust staff are tested out.
All this is underpinned by a dedicated quality improvement team to coordinate our efforts to support our frontline staff.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Executive Assistant to join the East of England Ambulance Service at our Headquarters in Melbourn for a 6 month secondment.
We are looking for an extremely organised, enthusiastic a team player able to deliver high-quality customer service. You will be assertive and confident but also able to display empathy and tact in sensitive situations. You naturally adapt your style and approach to different situations and people respond well to you. You can jump seamlessly from one task to another, maintaining a highly efficient and organised approach to your work whilst remaining calm under pressure.
This is an excellent opportunity to provide a professional, comprehensive and efficient Personal Assistant service that promotes excellence. You will also be the first point of contact and will require a high level of organisational skills to be able to manage and prioritise the Interim Director of HR's workload ensuring their time is well managed and supports the delivery of the Trust’s strategic priorities.
If you share our passion for high performance, continuous improvement and exceptional standards of customer service, are self-motivated, can work with all types of people and have a professional outlook to work, then we would love to hear from you.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, you will provide support to the Interim Director of HR. You must have a good standard of general education and it is essential that you are IT literate with well-developed verbal and written communication skills. You should also have excellent customer care skills with a positive attitude. Ideally you will have a specific interest in HR and be keen to work towards a a future career in this field.
For further details / informal visits contact:
For an informal discussion about the role, in the first instance, please contact Liz Cunnell, Chief of Staff on 07912 029052 email: liz.cunnell@ eastamb.nhs.uk.
All references from current and previous employers, will be sought via their Human Resources Department and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and email address of the Human Resources Department and indicate your current/previous line manager and their departmental details.
All appointments will be subject to currently having a clean disciplinary record.
Please be advised that a No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the Trust.
Under the Trust's commitment 'Positive about Disabled People', if you consider yourself as having a disability and you meet the minimum selection criteria for any post, you will get an automatic interview. By minimum selection criteria we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates the essential requirements as set out in the person specification and advertisement for a post.
We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.
If you have a disability and wish to send in an alternative format of the application form please contact the Recruitment Team on 01234 243200
The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.
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