Administration Co-ordinator

Job Description

This is a critical role within the Older Adults care group with primary responsibility for the administration function for our Community Mental Health Administration Team in Thanet.

We provide services for patients over 65 with various mental health conditions.   Providing the very best care is something that we are passionate about and our administration teams play a crucial role in helping us to deliver this.   If you're looking for a role that has real impact on the communities that we serve then look no further.

Our people are empathetic and compassionate, and understand the importance of the role that they play in the context of the broader organisation.  You'll need to be professional, flexible, at ease with change and able to travel to support other community teams when needed.  Happy working both within and leading a team, you'll also be comfortable with autonomy.

Due to the nature of our work, things can (and do) change at pace.  You'll  bring your amazing people, planning and prioritisation skills with you to make sure that everything gets done on time.

Main duties of the job

You'll be an experienced administrator or manager and bring excellent people management skills with you.  Comfortable communicating at all levels, you'll be the link between our administration function and our clinical and leadership teams.  You'll also be level headed, pragmatic and able to think on your feet when things aren't going to plan.

You'll be the leader for your teams, so you'll be comfortable with all aspects of team management.  With an inquisitive mind, you'll be able to take a broad view of how we do things to seek out opportunities for us to work smarter.  Ideally you'll be experienced in landing process changes efficiently and effectively with your team.

You'll ideally be educated to A level standard or NVQ/RSA Level 3, however being able to demonstrate strong experience in a similar role is just as important. 

As an experienced MS Office user - you'll know your way round Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, as well as possessing general IT skills.

You'll be comfortable interpreting performance reporting and using these to be clear on the level of service we're providing to our patients.  You'll also be comfortable using information to support driving change.

Working for your organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

High-quality admin services are vital for ensuring the smooth running of our wards; you can expect your days to be full of variety and challenge - some of the responsibilities for the role are listed below:

  • Line management of a team of administrators
  • Ensuring continuity of admin support across the Service at all times.
  • Keeping Standard Admin Operating Procedures under review and recommending changes as required.
  • Arranging, attending and minuting meetings.
  • Working closely with the  Area Admin Manager to ensure the Service meets its Key Performance Indicators and on Service development initiatives.

This is a full time role, worked Mon-Fri 9-17.   You'll also need to be willing and able to travel on a regular basis.  Our Community Mental Health Service operates from 10 locations across Kent, so flexibility to travel to support the wider team when required is essential for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name - Victoria James
Job title - Area Administration Manager - Older Adults
Email address -
Telephone number - 07825856722