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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Estates & Contractors Administrator Apprentice post within the Estates, Facilities & Capital Team at Darent Valley Hospital.

You will be working as part of a busy, friendly department helping to support the Estates Team in the execution of the Trust’s capital programme and delivery of non-clinical services whilst gaining a wide range of administration skills.

As an apprentice you will demonstrate:

  • A good standard of education
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to organise yourself and others
  • Can work on your own initiative and a good team player
  • As part of the apprenticeship scheme you will be given the opportunity to gain new skills and a current qualification in a Business Administration Level 3 programme. During your 18 months’ apprenticeship programme you will be supported with 20%-off-the-job-training, an apprenticeship training provider and also be able to draw on the support and knowledge of the experienced staff members within the team. Apprenticeship programme progress will be measured by an external assessor over the 18 months’ period, as an adult learner it will be your responsibility to ensure deadlines are met and coursework is completed to a high standard.

    Working days or shift patterns will be agreed by the Line Manager to meet the needs of the service.

    Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

    We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

    The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

    We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

    As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

    The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

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