Senior Administrator

Senior Administrator

Are you looking for a new challenge, while being interested in working as part of a hospital team who are dedicated to making a difference? Do you have skills in administration and feel ready to move into an administration leadership role? Are you passionate about working together, listening and leading, and helping to provide outstanding care and services to the people of Somerset? If yes – then we are the place to work!

A rare opportunity has arisen for a part time, 20 hour, band 4 Senior Administrator, at South Petherton Community Hospital. We are seeking a keen and motivated individual with a commitment to their role which can be demonstrated through the application form and at interview.

The post holder will need to hold a Business and Administration Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification, with skills and experience in line with the essential criteria within the job description.


Main duties of the job


The successful candidate will be flexible, approachable and have the ability to prioritise their workload. As a band 4 administrator you will work as part of the administration team completing the day-to-day administration tasks as required, as well as providing administration support to the Hospital Matron and Senior Ward Sister.

You will have direct line management responsibility for all administration roles within the hospital, including rota creation and approval, appraisals and sickness/ annual leave monitoring and management. Alongside this you will manage petty cash, payments, and banking. You will have responsibility for all invoice requests, alongside ordering of consumables, receipting and preauthorisation checks for invoices.

In return you will receive enhanced payments for working unsocial hours, a generous holiday entitlement and pension scheme. This post will cover 3 fixed days per week over a Monday to Friday period.


Working for our organisation


As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

About the hospital –

South Petherton Community Hospital opened in June 2011 – a state of the art building found in the heart of the beautiful South Somerset countryside. Mary Robertson Ward Stroke Recovery Centre has 24 beds, 20 of these beds are dedicated to Stroke rehabilitation and the remaining 4 are medically fit for discharge beds. Multiple other teams and services are based in the hospital, serving the people of Somerset. Staff are provided with excellent changing facilities and a staff room with access to outside seating located on the balcony.

Informal visits are encouraged and welcome.

Additional contact information

Matron Heather Ancill

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Business and Administration Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to manage own time and plan timed activities.
  • Knowledge of all office administration systems especially Excel spreadsheets and outlook email and calendars
  • Good written communication skills (including language, spelling and punctuation) seen within application form
Desirable criteria
  • Supervisory/line management experience
  • Appraiser skills
  • Previous NHS administration experience
  • Rota creation experience


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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £22,549 - £24,882 pr
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical / Reception
  • Disability Confident
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