NHS office jobs



arthursboy

Winger
After 31 years in the private sector, tried the NHS and hated it.
Bosses were a nightmare, ticked the “we care for our staff” box but in reality it was each for themselves.
Walked away after my gaffer told me to stop answering my phone to my staff who were phoning me with COVID absence issues and wanted advice, out of my normal hours.
Huge organisation that didn’t know how to talk to each other and solve problems.
Thankfully I walked into another job that is perfect.

Hopefully it’s fine for you.
 

chopperrus

Midfield
You can’t tell us about getting the elbow without spilling the beans man.
I'm sure I've told the story before but it involved two dogging videos, 30 staff being investigated over 9 months and the papers reporting on it. i was the only one sacked but I was innocent of the videos.

It was one of the worst times of my life at the time though
 

Darlo1973

Midfield
After 31 years in the private sector, tried the NHS and hated it.
Bosses were a nightmare, ticked the “we care for our staff” box but in reality it was each for themselves.
Walked away after my gaffer told me to stop answering my phone to my staff who were phoning me with COVID absence issues and wanted advice, out of my normal hours.
Huge organisation that didn’t know how to talk to each other and solve problems.
Thankfully I walked into another job that is perfect.

Hopefully it’s fine for you.

Most of the admin people I know in the public sector wouldn't last a day in the private sector.

We are a technology supplier to the NHS and I hate every contract with them that I have to work on as you will never meet anyone prepared to make a decision or use their own initiative. You can have projects completed with commercial clients before the NHS can decide who should be in the kick-off meeting.
 
Depends what you mean by admin office i suppose

Ive been part of the NHS for 12 years and its a cracking job to be fair

Im on shifts but I know our office staff work flexi and some work from home and a lot of them have been here a long time
I'm sure I've told the story before but it involved two dogging videos, 30 staff being investigated over 9 months and the papers reporting on it. i was the only one sacked but I was innocent of the videos.

It was one of the worst times of my life at the time though
This sounds more interesting that the OP to be honest

We need to know and see more
 

RedAndWhiteJeff

Goalkeeper
Most of the admin people I know in the public sector wouldn't last a day in the private sector.

We are a technology supplier to the NHS and I hate every contract with them that I have to work on as you will never meet anyone prepared to make a decision or use their own initiative. You can have projects completed with commercial clients before the NHS can decide who should be in the kick-off meeting.

This is accurate, I do a lot of work with a lot of trusts up and down the country, by far the shittest customers, about 10% of the people I have to work with are any good at what they do.
 

Darlo1973

Midfield
This is accurate, I do a lot of work with a lot of trusts up and down the country, by far the shittest customers, about 10% of the people I have to work with are any good at what they do.

We've spent a over a year trying to get a system installed at a major NHS Trust (cough, cough, Leeds) which would be all done and dusted in 2 weeks elsewhere. Even though it's all paid for it's impossible to find someone willing to take any responsibility to do anything on their side. One of the problems is that anyone who is actually any good at IT, project management or technical delivery doesn't work for the NHS as they can get paid a lot more elsewhere.
 

ID101

Goalkeeper
We've spent a over a year trying to get a system installed at a major NHS Trust (cough, cough, Leeds) which would be all done and dusted in 2 weeks elsewhere. Even though it's all paid for it's impossible to find someone willing to take any responsibility to do anything on their side. One of the problems is that anyone who is actually any good at IT, project management or technical delivery doesn't work for the NHS as they can get paid a lot more elsewhere.
A major problem with NHS pay scales is they massively undervalue technically skilled non clinical staff is areas such as estates and IT. Trusts simply can’t retain good quality staff in these areas as the market will pay them a lot more elsewhere.
 

Gillythedilf

Midfield
Reading this thread it sounds as though it’s a proper cushy number working in the offices of the NHS.
I work in the public sector and reckon 40% of the staff are useful at our place. The rest are seeing out time or have become too difficult to manage/motivate and moved into pointless side projects
This is how I imagine the public sector being in general.It’s nobody’s money and time so no-one gives a fuck.

I suppose that’s human nature to eventually fall into that trap.
 
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chopperrus

Midfield
Depends what you mean by admin office i suppose

Ive been part of the NHS for 12 years and its a cracking job to be fair

Im on shifts but I know our office staff work flexi and some work from home and a lot of them have been here a long time

This sounds more interesting that the OP to be honest

We need to know and see more
In the trust I worked for there was an email group for jokes. Somehow I managed to email some twat that decided to go to HR about it. A couple of hours later I was being escorted off the premises.

A few weeks later they sent all the evidence against me in a few big boxes to take to the union rep etc.

What they couldn't prove was that I was the original sender of the emails or that I had even sent the dogging videos on.

What did for me was in my first interview with HR they showed me the videos and sort of made out they had proof I'd sent them so I said if that's the case I must of then.

The girl who did send them, who was from Bishop Auckland so that should give you an idea of the trust I worked for, managed to keep her job due to shagging half of the trust, so if you're reading this Pauline, I hope you're well!
 

Herr Lipp

Full Back
Did a 6 month stint as a temp before starting my career doing admin

I think we had a team of 10 and could probably have managed with 2. No one did anything and once I realised this I just spent all day online.

OK if it’s just a temp job or you’ve no career aspirations. No way could I do it long term, the internet only has so much content once you take out the porn.
 

South Banker Wolf

Central Defender
Worked for them for 14 years mate. Nursing but alongside a lot of admin staff and doctors med secs. Depends what band you have been offered pal. Band 4 is decent money but 3 you are usually stuck. That’s my take on it.
 
In the trust I worked for there was an email group for jokes. Somehow I managed to email some twat that decided to go to HR about it. A couple of hours later I was being escorted off the premises.

A few weeks later they sent all the evidence against me in a few big boxes to take to the union rep etc.

What they couldn't prove was that I was the original sender of the emails or that I had even sent the dogging videos on.

What did for me was in my first interview with HR they showed me the videos and sort of made out they had proof I'd sent them so I said if that's the case I must of then.

The girl who did send them, who was from Bishop Auckland so that should give you an idea of the trust I worked for, managed to keep her job due to shagging half of the trust, so if you're reading this Pauline, I hope you're well!
:eek: :lol:
 

Gazoliver

Winger
A major problem with NHS pay scales is they massively undervalue technically skilled non clinical staff is areas such as estates and IT. Trusts simply can’t retain good quality staff in these areas as the market will pay them a lot more elsewhere.
Big problem in local government too. The decent IT staff leave for more money.
 

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