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Celebrating National Admin Day - Zunaira

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It's National Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday 24 April, and in recognition of the fantastic work our admin and clerical teams do, we will be sharing case studies from colleagues across the Trust.

Overview of your current job

As the Corporate Governance Administrator, I provide comprehensive administrative support to the Corporate Governance Office including managing the administrative process for the Tier One Committees, which report to Trust Board.

My main duties include:

  • Taking full ownership of the administrative processes of the Tier One Committee meetings, and equivalent. This includes publishing of papers, updating forward planners and following up actions
  • Dealing with enquiries from both internal and external sources, liaising with staff of all levels by a variety of means including face to face, phone calls and emails in a pleasant and helpful manner, communicating relevant information to stakeholders
  • Ensure that general office supply levels are monitored conducting stock takes of office supplies and stationery and ordering, when required
  • Working on my own initiative, prioritising work, within defined policies and procedures to set timescales
  •   Responsible for diary management, organising meetings for the department and planning any administrative work as required
  • Inputting into, monitoring and printing reports from computerised systems.

Please tell us about how you got here? 

After high school my ambition was to find an apprenticeship but during this time I attended college and successfully completed BTECs in Applied Psychology and Applied Law and an A level in  Criminology. 

I found a part-time job at Primark to undertake in line with my studies but at this point, I was actively looking for an entry level role to join the NHS and was successful at interview to join the Trust as an Administration Apprentice in October 2022.

Upon completing my Level 2 qualification in Business and Customer Service, a further opportunity arose for me to join the Corporate Governance Office as a Corporate Governance Administrator, on a permanent basis in March 2024 and I’ve been here ever since!

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How has your role developed since you started your career?

My work ethic and dedication to consistently expand my skills and knowledge has led me to be able to successfully progress within the Corporate Governance Office. I really enjoyed my time as an Admin Apprentice and gained a lot of transferable skills which I use daily in my current role. I continue to aspire to better myself and hope that there will be opportunities for me to progress in my current team, when I am ready to do so.

What are the best bits about your role?

I really enjoy the administrative processes related to Corporate Governance, in particular the Tier 1 Committees. I work in a very supportive and inclusive team who inspire me to progress further and push myself out of my comfort zone.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to do a similar role/career?

Stick at it, it’s worth it in the end and you will reap all the benefits of your hard work and dedication! Make sure you listen and absorb the skills and knowledge that you are surrounded by. Your team want you to be the best version of yourself and don’t be scared to ask for help or clarity because “there’s no such thing as a silly question!”.

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