Business Support Assistant

Nhs Lothian

Business Support Assistant

Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)

Nhs Lothian, The Inch, City of Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

NHS Lothian Pharmacy & Medicines Service

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Business Support Assistant Band 3

1.0wte 37 hours per week - Permanent

Salary £25,463 - £27,486

NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian, and West Lothian. We are the second largest health system in NHS Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards. We have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a population of 900,000, providing a range of primary, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide regional and national services across a range of clinical specialties.

The vision for the Pharmacy & Medicines Service is to deliver clinically led, person-centred services to ensure patients across Lothian get the best from their medicines and pharmacy services.  We are focussed on creating an environment where each person in the team has the opportunity to flourish, develop and make best use of their skills.

Due to recent service transformation to establish a Pharmacy Business Function we are excited to offer an opportunity for enthusiastic, reliable, and experienced secretary/administrator to join our friendly and supportive team at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.   This role will provide secretarial and administrative support to the hospital pharmacy department and business function and will be integral to developing, implementing, and maintaining administration systems to ensure the smooth day to day running of the pharmacy services.

Reporting to the Business Support Officers and working closely with pharmacy site leads and pharmacy business function colleagues, this role will be based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh to support the business, project, and clinical areas in the delivery of our objectives across the whole of NHS Lothian Pharmacy and Medicine Service.

With experience in a previous secretarial or administrative role you will have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, data input and minute taking. Previous healthcare or equivalent environment experience would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.  

Applicants should be educated to SCQF Level 7 (e.g., SVQ3 or HNC) in a business administration or relevant subject or have an equivalent level of experience.  

We encourage informal conversations prior to application, for further information please contact: Mary Purves, Business Support Manager via email   OR

Kristie Anderson, Business Support Officer via e-mail   

**Please note we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**