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Band 5 - Health Promotion Support Officer

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are advertising a new and exciting 12 month fixed term role as a Band 5 Health Promotion Support Officer within the Royal Free Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust Breast Screening Service, based within our Edgware Community Hospital site but working also on occasions at our service based at St. Bartholomew Hospital in the City of London.

This role will be part of a newly created team consisting of a Band 7 Health Promotion Lead and a Band 3 Administration Officer. The post is open to a broad range of potential candidates, experience could come from a nursing or administrative background.

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Royal Free Breast Screening Group consists of two clinical services, the Central and East London Breast Screening Service (CELBSS) and the North London Breast Screening Service (NLBSS), both are part of the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and has a large and diverse population of over 415,000 eligible women.

This role, working cross site, both at the NLBSS base within the Edgware Community Hospital Site and the CELBSS base, within the St. Bartholomew Hospital Site, will be responsible for encouraging and improving uptake within breast screening, alongside reducing health inequalities in the eligible screening population.

Support will focus on the NLBSS areas of Brent, Harrow, Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and West Hertfordshire and the CELBSS areas of Camden & Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hackney & The City of London. Targeting lower uptake boroughs, ensuring up to date breast screening data is available and working with a range of stakeholders across the system all sharing the same goal of improving breast screening uptake and attendance whilst reducing health inequalities.

About us

This is a progressive and expanding service that is friendly and supportive, offering a high quality service to it's clients and patients. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Free) is a flagship host Trust offering the most modern technology both in breast screening and assessment. NLBSS works closely with over 17 symptomatic breast care providers who we refer patients to for onward care.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free, one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free combined with a number of satellite sites, including Edgware Community Hospital.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to work. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and job description and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

To find out more about working at the Royal Free please visit our website.

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Qualifications & Experience


  • 5 GCSE's or equivalent


  • NVQ 3 in Business Administration or Customer Care or equivalent
  • Key Skills Level 3 in Literacy or equivalent



  • Experience of undertaking detailed, intensive work in a busy administrative environment
  • Experience of using information technology such as Word and Excel in work-related activities.


  • Experience of dealing sensitively with client/ patient concerns in emotive and distressing circumstances
  • Experience of working in, or with the NHS
  • Experience working with local community services and primary care
  • Team leader experience
  • Experience of managing and mitigating risks

Skills and Knowledge


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Numerate, with excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data, facts or situations
  • Ability to prepare written communications and reports for dissemination to a range of stakeholders
  • Good prioritization and organization skills


  • Knowledge of the NHS and current policies and strategies relating to health improvement
  • Knowledge of procedures for lifestyle services
  • Breast screening programme knowledge

Aptitudes, personal characteristics


  • Ability to motivate and enthuse others
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to perform well against a background of change and uncertainty
  • Effective self-starter with ability to self-direct and work alone
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willing and able to travel cross site as required

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


North London Breast Screening Service

Edgware Community Hospital



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