Corporate Business Manager to Chief Executive


Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£37,570 - £43,772 per annum


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Corporate Business Manager to Chief Executive

Are you a highly motivated manager, looking for an opportunity to develop your understanding of how hospitals function? Dorset County Hospital has a great opportunity for an experienced manager to join the corporate team and provide a support service to the Chief Executive.

This post of Corporate Business Manager will support the Chief Executive to provide strong, effective leadership to the Trust by providing personal support as well as overseeing the work of the Executive Secretariat to ensure a robust, comprehensive administrative and personal assistant service.

As this is a new role, you will have the opportunity to work with the Chief Executive to shape how this role develops. Co-ordinating a range of activities on behalf of the Chief Executive, and where appropriate linking with the Chair of the Trust Board, will be a core aspect.

You will:

  • Ensuring the provision of a highly efficient, professional personal assistant service to the Chief Executive, Chair of the Trust Board and Executive Directors
  • Prepare key papers on behalf of the Chief Executive. This will include presentations and short summaries/briefing documents following the review of complex documents
  • Attend meetings with the Chief Executive as required to ensure effective communication and follow up of agreed actions
  • Use your initiative to address and resolve problems managing with an uncertain environment and a high degree of ambiguity

You have:

  • Education to masters standard or equivalent experience,
  • Demonstrable experience as a senior Personal Assistant or Business Manager,,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision,
  • The ability to manage complex information and above all, consistently demonstrate our Trust values in all your behaviours.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented in our organisation.

Closing Date: 11th December 2019

Interviews: 20th December 2019


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

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