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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division






Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (MHA Administrator and Medical Secretary)

We have a 12-month secondment opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to undertake dual responsibilities, dividing their time equally between MHA (Mental Health Act) administration and Medical Secretary tasks. This unique role offers candidates a chance to gain valuable insights into the legal and medical context of our work with patients.


MHA Administrator Responsibilities:

Maintain and update MHA-related records, ensuring compliance with legal regulations.
Assist in preparing and processing MHA-related documentation.
Collaborate with legal and healthcare professionals to facilitate MHA-related procedures.
Support the coordination of MHA-related meetings and appointments.

Medical Secretary Responsibilities:

Schedule and manage appointments for medical professionals.
Efficiently manage medical records and patient information, ensuring confidentiality and accuracy.
Assist in transcribing medical notes and correspondence.
Handle incoming and outgoing communications, both digitally and in person.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Strong administrative skills.
Proficiency in various IT programs and databases.
Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
An understanding of MHA and healthcare practices (preferred but not mandatory).

Reporting Structure: The Administrative Assistant will report to [Name or Position], and may work closely with medical professionals and legal staff as part of their responsibilities.


Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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