What are the benefits of working in administration at Benenden Hospital?

As a member of the administration teams, you get to see the full patient journey from the moment someone calls us with an enquiry through to dealing with post-treatment feedback.

We work closely with the clinical teams, including nursing staff and Consultants to ensure that our patients are kept updated on the progress of their treatment journey at the hospital.

Our team leaders are always on hand to answer questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on supporting each other and this makes Benenden Hospital a great place to work.

Current hospital administration vacancies

Theatre Bookings Administrator

£18,525.00 pa

Contract status: One Permanent contract, one 6-month fixed term contract

The purpose of the role is to provide exceptional customer service for those booking procedures for theatres and our Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU).

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise and knowledge of the areas they are responsible for, ensuring compliance with the hospitals policies and procedures. They will ensure bookings process and guidelines are followed and will comply with data protection as all times.

The ideal candidate will be able to evidence the following skills and experience: -

  • The ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and organise workload
  • Decision making skills
  • Excellent IT skills


For a full Job profile, please click here

For details of the benefits and rewards of working at Benenden Hospital, please visit the ‘Why work for us section’ on the careers page of our website.

If you require further information on this role, please e-mail louise.montgomery@benenden.org.uk

Together, we work hard to maintain a safe, comfortable, patient-focused environment for the people in our care. Therefore, all our vacancies are subject to either a Standard or an Enhanced Disclosure Application as well as satisfactory reference checks. These procedures as well as a health check need to be completed before a new member of staff can join the hospital.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form found here 

Then please send this application form, a recent CV, and your covering letter to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk.

Closing date 6th December 2021

Please note that if a large number of applications are received this vacancy may close before the closing date without notice.

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I have a question about working in the administration teams

What is hospital administration?

Hospital administration is key to making all our patients feel welcomed, supported and communicated with. The administration is made up of several departments:

Reception Services

Our reception staff greet our patients when they arrive and ensure that they are directed where to sit and how to stay safe in and around the hospital.

Health Records

Our health records team carry out a variety of tasks, from gathering patient files and data for clinics to scanning correspondence onto our patient records system.

Medical Secretariat

As a Medical Secretary, you’ll support our busy Consultants by managing correspondence with their patients.

Patient Appointments / Referral Management

As well as managing treatment authorisations for Benenden Health members, our Referral Management team helps with patient queries and referrals vis the NHS e-Referral system.

Surgical Administration

This function includes our Theatre Bookings team, Pre-assessment office and Admissions teams. They’re responsible for booking pre-assessment clinics, theatre dates and managing the associated administration to ensure that our patients feel communicated with.

What administration job roles do we have at Benenden Hospital?

We have a variety of roles within the administration teams here including:

  • Reception Roles
  • Patient appointment advisors
  • Scheduling coordinators
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Medical Administrators
  • Ward Administrators
  • Health Records Administrators
  • Theatre Bookings Administrators

What qualifications are required to work in administration?

No formal qualifications are required for the majority of our administration services with the exception of the Medical Secretariat who need a qualification in typing and audio typing, preferably RSA or Pitman. 

A customer service qualification is desirable for all roles.

What training and development are on offer for an administration role at Benenden Hospital?

Every employee in our administration teams is offered a career coaching interview and is invited to create a personalised career development plan. 

We provide excellent training in all areas of administration and it is tailored to the individual’s needs.

Contact us about vacancies in our admin teams

If you wish to apply for a position, please send your cover letter and CV to kentcareers@benenden.org.uk

For other general vacancy enquiries, please contact us by calling the number below or by completing our enquiry form.