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Executive Assistant - Chief Nurse

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with previous PA experience to support our Chief Nurse.

As an experienced Executive Assistant you will work as part of a dynamic team providing executive support in a fast paced environment, working with a high degree of discretion and initiative, dealing with highly complex and confidential material, using excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, tact and versatility to maintain an excellent service.

The successful candidate will need to be highly organised and efficient, able to multi-task and use their initiative to manage and prioritise a wide range of tasks and responsibilities. It is essential that you are a pro-active problem solver, approachable and professional. The ability to work accurately and autonomously is a prerequisite.

Here at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust our people are pivotal to all we do, we live our Trust values and make team working a reality for each of our colleagues every day.

If you would like more information or to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Katrina O'Shea, Deputy Chief Nurse.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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