• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Super organised, technologically competent, super hero required!

The role of leadership development assistant is core to the functioning of our small team. The successful candidate will be highly organised, efficient with top level communication skills.

Confident and competent in the use of technology, they will be in charge of the set up and background management of all leadership development training, administration, communications and websites across both DCHS and DHCFT.

This opportunity will provide the candidate with the opportunity to be part of a small, cohesive team, and part of the wider Organisational effectiveness team. 

As a group , we are passionate about giving our colleagues within both Trusts the best possible support to manage the challenges they face.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:

  • Management of all arrangements relating to our training offers, including set up of MS teams, management of ESR, and collation and reporting of data.
  • Taking a leading role in comms and management of our intranet pages
  • Managing the administration of resources, including ordering, invoices, ensuring external providers are paid.
  • Supporting the leadership development lead and training manager with diary management, booking team meetings and training sessions.
  • Working for our organisation

    Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

    We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

    During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    To be the main point of contact for the LD admin team for all enquires on leadership development and be able to respond to requests for further information about each programme and masterclass and how they are run.

    To organise development programmes which will include coordination of all dates, set up and management of MS Teams meetings and/or venues, materials and refreshments

    Create marketing materials for each course and promote on the Intranet, ESR, newsletters and social media channels

    Monitor booking numbers and take action when necessary to promote development opportunities

    Collate data and produce reports for regular Team meetings

    Manage and update leadership pages on Trust intranet pages, collate and send out regular leadership communications through weekly and monthly newsletters and social media

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • A knowledge of administrative procedures, project management and information analysis
  • Intermediate IT competence in Microsoft Office (good understanding of MS teams
  • Desirable criteria

  • A working knowledge of financial systems, budgets and reporting.
  • essential

    Essential criteria

  • NVQ 3 AND/OR EDCL or equivalent
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

    We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

    DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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