An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced secretary to join the Galaxy House Admin team as Mental Health Administrator/PA.
Galaxy House, sited on the ground floor of the Harrington Building, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has an opportunity for Mental Health Act Administration/PA to join their Administration Team providing support to our multidisciplinary team.
Galaxy House is a 12 bedded inpatientward managed within the RMCH Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) CSU that provides care for children and young peoplefrom across North-West England. The ward has recently retained its Gold Award status in the Trust Ward Accreditation process and also holds accreditation with the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC) and Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QNED). It also holdsan “outstanding” rating by the CQC.
Main duties of the job
If you have got:
A minimum of 3 years previous Secretarial experience
Knowledge of Mental Health Act and its implications
We are looking for a positive team player to join our busy Admin Team. The qualities we are looking for are:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills within a fast-paced environment
- Ability to prioritise workload to meet tight deadlines
- To be highly motivated and work with and without direction
- To demonstrate a positive work ethic and professionalism, as you will be liaising with a variety of professionals within the patient’s care team
- To work well with systems and procedures
- Education to GCSE level standard
- To be competent in the use of standard office applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Experience of taking minutes at meetings to a high standard
- A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience within a relevant administrative or clinical role (desirable)
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.
We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.
We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.
At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.
21 April 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year Per annum
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at
Were looking forward to hearing from you!
- Knowledge of Mental Health Act and its implications
- A minimum of 3 years previous Secretarial experience
- Proven experience of meeting deadlines, prioritizing workload, working as a part of a team and taking own initiative.
- NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
- Previous Medical Secretary Experience, preferably CAMHS
Certificate of Sponsorship
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