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Capital Projects Support Officer

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a proven track record in providing strong administrative or project support? Are you looking for your next challenge where you can make a big impact?

The Capital Projects Team at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Capital Projects Support Officer. You'll join our experienced Capital Projects Team in supporting delivery of our exciting and ambitious Capital Programme.

This is an exciting opportunity where you can help build the future of the NHS for the population of Somerset.

The role is full time, Monday to Friday. Flexible working is required with opportunities to work from home/remote working.

Main duties of the job

You'll work with colleagues across the team and the Trust, providing high quality, proactive and reliable project support. You'll have the satisfaction of being part of a team delivering major projects across the Trust with the knowledge that your work is having a positive impact on patient care.

The team supports projects to improve facilities in any of our acute, community or mental health services across Somerset. This includes the New Hospitals Programme and Surgical Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital, creating state-of-the-art facilities offering patients safe, effective and personalised care. Within our community hospitals and mental health facilities there are numerous smaller schemes that support ongoing patient care and service developments along with major projects at Yeovil District Hospital.

We are looking for someone with sound administrative and/or project support experience, who is able to act proactively to effectively support a busy team. You will have strong organisational and prioritisation skills with clear, confident communication, underpinned by a proactive and can-do approach.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic 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 to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have great written and verbal communication skills, an eye for detail and the ability to support a wide range of tasks, often juggling several tasks at once.

You will be a strong team player, with the ability also to work independently. You will have strong keyboard skills and a positive and proactive approach to your work.

Duties will include:
  • A range of administrative and project tasks and activities.
  • Meeting support - organising meetings, preparing and sending out supporting papers, taking and distributing accurate minutes and action logs.
  • Diary management - supporting colleagues with calendar appointments, resolving diary clashes.
  • Raising orders and and supporting colleagues with delivery and invoicing of project equipment, fees and other construction costs.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Good level of general education, including English Language at GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications/training.


  • Microsoft Word at RSA III or equivalent with accurate word processing skills to at least 50wpm

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in a administrative or secretarial role.
  • Minute taking experience


  • Knowledge of NHS Finance systems

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital



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