Programme Administrator

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Job title: Programme Administrator
Location: Leeds or London (home based can also be considered)
Role: Permanent (Full time, 36.5 hours per week)
Salary: £20,725 plus £4,000 London weighting allowance if applicable

The person

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You are someone who enjoys working as part of a team and thrives in a high paced environment, and you like keeping systems and people in order!
  • You enjoy, and are confident meeting and talking to people, understanding the value of good relationships based on respect and openness.
  • The capability of technology excites you and you embrace digital solutions with an eagerness to learn and maximise the potential these solutions can bring.
  • To you, job satisfaction may be a development opportunity, to progress into management and you may want us to provide learning opportunities, or it may equally be doing a great job, going home and switching off

We welcome applications from those who are in different sectors but have transferrable skills to bring to the role.

The role

 The role of the Administrative Assistant is to provide the NHS Confederation Primary Care Network (PCN) Team with administrative support to ensure the team is professional, organised and responsive.

On a day to day basis the post holder will:

  • Be responsible for the diary management of the director and assistant director.
  • Plan and manage the organisation of internal and external meetings, assembling and distributing agenda.
  • Organise cost-effective travel and accommodation for team members.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues in the team and across the organisation.
  • Help to ensure that the PCN Network is seen as professional and responsive by having effective systems in place to respond to requests in public mailboxes.
  • Assist with the preparation of presentations as required for the director and other team members by organising and formatting content.
  • Produce written documents for internal and external use such as meeting notes.
  • Use initiative to support colleagues in a way which enables the team to perform effectively and to the highest standard - this could involve setting up arrangements which will assist the successful development and running of a project or task.
  • Sometimes be required to travel to provide programme, administrative and logistical support at external events and meetings.

The organisation

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave, pension scheme, flexible working, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

The NHS Confederation is a membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisation’s that plan, commission and provide NHS services with our members drawn from every part of the health and care system. At the NHS Confederation we are passionate about our values (voice, openness, integrity, challenge, empowerment and respect). These are supported by a set of behaviours that demonstrate the attitudes and approach we take to work.

The PCN Network plays a key role in the delivery of the policy and influencing work undertaken by the NHS Confederation on behalf of its members. This includes:

  • Informing members of the changing health and care landscape in a concise and accessible way
  • Representing the interests of our members at the highest levels ensuring their views and concerns are heard in the political, professional and public arenas
  • Influencing the development of national policy relevant to members across government and arms-length bodies
  • Supporting members by providing a ‘safe space’ where they can share views and explore ideas about the issues they face.

The PCN network works closely with other NHS Confederation directorates – policy, membership, and communications to produce publications, briefings and thought leadership pieces to highlight important policy issues facing members and to help spread learning. It also works closely with other NHS Confederation constituencies – Integrated Care Systems, Community Providers, Mental Health on a wide range of issues relevant to our members. Throughout the work of the Network is driven by the needs and priorities of our members.

The NHS Confederation welcomes all applicants from all backgrounds and is committed to recruiting the best person for the job through a process that is fair, open, consistent, and free from discrimination. We believe it is essential to build a diverse and inclusive company culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and acknowledged.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly to respond to changing circumstances and we want to ensure we do as much as possible to help support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

How to apply

To apply please read the job description and complete the application form, send your application to

If you wish to discuss the post before applying, then please contact Karen Higgins –

Application deadline: Monday 2nd November (midnight)

Interview date: Wednesday 18th November or Thursday 19th November. You will need to allow 3 hours for the interview process which will include a short activity to test your skills.

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