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Ward Team Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Ward Team Assistant
Band 3
20 per week
Job ref
£10,033 to £11,090 p.a.
27/11/2019 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





We are recruiting to a new Ward Team Assistant role across Mental Health Inpatient Wards. This post is based at a unit located on the outskirts of Dorchester, at Forston Clinic.

You will support the Ward Manager and Nursing Teams to achieve the administrative elements of their role, and will be required to co-ordinate and streamline the delivery of admin tasks such as: co-ordinating staff sickness, training, PDR’s, assisting with preparing reports, gathering and populating information requests, monitoring the delivery of action plans and much more.

You will need to have a minimum of 1 year office based experience, be self-motivated, organised and a good communicator. You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook and will ideally be familiar with Trust electronic systems such as e-Roster and RiO.

In return 

  • We will support and facilitate your development in this role through regular supervision and a development plan tailored to your needs and experience
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday and sick pay
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Legg, Ward Manager, Melstock House, Forston Clinic on 01305 361282 or