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Assistant Company Secretary

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
19/10/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




  •  Do you pride yourself on your organisation skills and your attention to detail? 
  • Do you have excellent administrative skills?
  • Do you have proven company secretarial experience in the NHS?
  • Do you have extensive Board and Committee minuting experience?
  • Do you have experience working with a Council of Governors?

Our Trust Offices are looking for an efficient and dynamic individual to join their team as an Assistant Company Secretary, to provide a comprehensive company secretarial and administrative service.

The post holder will support the Trust Company Secretary in providing a seamless company secretarial service to the Trust. The purpose of the company secretarial service is to advise and support the Chair, Board of Directors and Council of Governors on all aspects of regulation, corporate governance and effective business conduct for the organisation. In particular the post holder will provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and Council of Governors and assisting with establishing effective governance and ensuring the support needs of all Board members and the Council of Governors are met individually and collectively.

You will need to have a Graduate level qualification (an ICSA qualification will be desirable), proven company secretarial experience in the NHS, extensive Board and Committee minuting experience as well as strong IT skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to work and communicate effectively with Executive and Non-Executive Directors and other senior staff and develop strong relationships.

Southend is a lively and vibrant seaside town, most famous for having the world’s longest pier. It boasts excellent road and rail communications – central London is less than an hour away by train and the newly-expanded airport is introducing new routes all the time. The town is renowned for its wide variety of cultural and sporting opportunities, with top-class theatres, arts and music festivals and water sports. It also prides itself on offering a buzzing nightlife with clubs, excellent restaurants and bistros. There are outstanding shops as well as plenty of parks and open spaces.

At Southend Hospital we strive to provide excellent care from excellent people and in return we offer a competitive benefits package, inclusive of Local Terms and Conditions and the chance to work in a friendly but hard working environment.

Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:

Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.

Occupational Health and Wellbeing service Competitive pension An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

And as we are the only Trust within the UK under Local Terms and Conditions we have the ability to buy and sell annual leave and deliver Long Service Awards.

If you have patients in your every thought, whether you are in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, we would welcome your application.

Please use the additional information section of your application to demonstrate how you meet the competencies of the person specification and the values of this Trust.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Brinda Sittapah - 01702 435555 ext 5681