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Medical Staffing Advisor

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Joining the Medical Staffing Team as Medical Staffing Advisor will offer you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge and experience in a HR field that is unique to the NHS.

The team is responsible for all aspects of HR activity for medical staff including Employee Relations, GMC Revalidation and Workforce Compliance.

Working within a team of over 20 you will have access to options to work flexibly on a pattern of a nine day fortnight and will have the ability to work from home on around 1/3rd of your working shifts.

Main duties of the job

Within this role you will provide an effective operational HR advice service for doctors in training, Consultant, Staff and Associate Specialist grades and locally employed doctors. This includes oversight of offers of employment and pre-employment check process, processing payroll actions, overseeing absence and advising on Trust policy.

You will be responsible for specified clinical areas and will work with your allocated Recruitment Advisor(s) in the provision of the recruitment for your specific clinical area of responsibility.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 3rd March 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 14th March 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to 'A' Level or equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Typing qualification or equivalent experience.


  • CIPD qualification or willing to undertake CIPD or HR module training.



  • Experience of working in an operational team in a busy office environment.
  • Experience of effective communication in difficult circumstances.
  • Previous Recruitment and HR experience.
  • Previous experience of administration of Right to Work and Disclosure and Barring checks.
  • Experience of dealing with complaints, both formal and informal.


  • Previous experience of working in NHS.
  • Previous experience of working with NHS Jobs/ESR/TRAC/Allocate.
  • Previous experience of administration within a Medical Staffing setting in the NHS.



  • Knowledge of confidentiality and data protection processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues.
  • Good working knowledge of office procedures and all Microsoft office packages.
  • Knowledge of requirements of pre-employment checks including Right to Work and Disclosure and Barring checks.


  • Knowledge of medical staffing practices and procedures and a working knowledge of the medical structures within a hospital setting.
  • A working knowledge of employment law and immigration.
  • An understanding of the Terms and Conditions of Service for NHS Doctors and Dentists in Training (England) 2016.
  • An understanding of Terms and Conditions of other medical grades i.e Consultant and SAS doctors.



  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people including medical staff.
  • Ability to organise and manage own time and others to keep to schedule and deadline.
  • The ability to influence others in a positive manner.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload.
  • Ability to supervise administrative support staff, directing workloads and delegating work as appropriate.
  • Ability to use own initiative and work autonomously.
  • Ability to show attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times dealing with it tactfully and with discretion.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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