About the role

As a member of NHS Digital’s Business and Operational Delivery profession, and member of NHS Digital’s Board Secretariat Team you will be responsible for providing support to the Board Secretariat Manager supporting the Chair of NHS Digital amongst other members of the team.

As a member of the Board administrative support team you will contribute to delivering a “first in class” administrative support service ensuring the Board is able to fulfil its statutory governance and compliance obligations to the public and Parliament.

This is a demanding role but one which provides a unique opportunity to experience working at a national level within the NHS. You will need commitment & excellent communication and engagement skills.

You will be required to demonstrate a meticulous attention to detail, work to challenging timescales and be able to coordinate the production of high-quality Board and Committee outputs to fixed timescales and often at short notice.

The role will be hybrid, with remote home working (in UK) and occasional requirement to attend the office in Leeds or London.

Further information is available within the attached role profile.

About you

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring to the role:  

  • Working Knowledge of the importance of information governance, i.e. maintaining the confidentiality of information, storing information in the right place and making sure information is recorded clearly and accurately
  • Working knowledge of Data Protection Legislation
  • Awareness of the terminology used within the health and social care system
  • Working knowledge of MS SharePoint
  • Understanding of the concepts of risk and issue management

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

About us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, so come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus

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.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

  • we're moving to a hybrid working approach which offers you an informal, flexible way of blending home and office working
  • flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed; these include 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, Car Lease and Bike to Work schemes

Next steps

Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Team throughout May/June.   Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile.

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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