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The main purpose of the department is the prevention and control of infection. The IPCT provides a comprehensive, innovative infection control service to all health care workers, patients and visitors within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

 The key functions of the department are as follows:

  • Policy & guideline provision
  • Education
  • Surveillance
  • Outbreak management
  • Audit
  • Advisory role

 The service provides highly specialised advice to Senior Management Teams on compliance with national mandatory requirements, standards and best practice. IPCT advise both clinical and non-clinical staff of national and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

 The IPC team are based across six different sites within NHS GGC and provide an expert service to both acute and partnership healthcare. The teams consist of Infection Control Nurses and Administrative staff, with an assigned Infection Control Doctor

 The Surveillance & Data Team collect, manage and analyse data for all IPC teams in our Board and provide standardised and consistent reports for our stakeholders.

What qualifications do I need?

At the point of submitting your application you must have 

  • National 5 Maths Grade A-C  (or equivalent) and two other National 4 qualifications (or equivalent SCQF level awards/qualifications)

As well as meeting the academic criteria your application must also demonstrate that you possess good attention to detail, problem solving skills and the ability to multi task.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is having an organised approach to your duties and being able to work to deadlines.   A big part of this job is working with numbers so ideally we are looking for someone who is numerate.

 We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic to learn and develop within an apprenticeship.  It is important that you take pride in doing your best and are not scared to take on new challenges as part of a team.   

 We are looking to recruit someone who is interested in administration and also has an interest in working with numbers to provide interesting and meaningful information.

 It is also important that you have the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and you have a willingness to be flexible, have a positive and helpful attitude and be willing to learn new skills.

The information that we collect, process and analyse within our department can have a direct impact on the effective delivery of safe patient care within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Behind every data point there is a patient (or person) and we strive to use robust information to shape improvement and reduce the likelihood of acquiring a healthcare associated infection in our hospitals and clinical areas.  Even though you won’t be working directly with patients this job makes an important contribution to the wellbeing of the patients using our services.  It’s important to us that our team members recognise the value of their work and take pride in it.

Is there an age limit?

These apprenticeship are only open to applicants aged 16-24 years (or 29 years for candidates with a disability)  in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan and in support of our workforce demographics and projections. 

Where will I be working? 

You will be based in the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital.

What are the working hours and shift pattern?

You will work a standard 37.5 hour working week from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 4 pm (30 minutes unpaid lunch).

What will I be doing? 

A full outline of the duties is provided in the full job description (attached).   A summary is outlined below:

  •  Entering data into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Accessing other software packages
  • Filing (electronic and hard copy)
  • Responding to emails
  • Answering the telephone
  • Assisting with creation of documents or reports
  • Data quality checks
  • Assist in making arrangements for meetings.

Who else works in the team?

You will work with a team comprising of a Lead Surveillance Nurse, 3 Surveillance Nurses, Senior Information Analyst, 2 Data Managers, Surveillance Assistant.

What qualifications and training will I receive?

This post reflects the following Modern Apprenticeship Framework:

  •  Business & Administration Level 2

This means you will be working towards an SVQ 2 in Business Administration.

You will find more detail on the training and education components of this apprenticeship in the Candidate Information Pack

How long will the Apprenticeship last?

This apprenticeship will last for 2 years

When will this Apprenticeship start?

We anticipate that successful candidates will commence employment (subject to the length of time it takes to complete individual pre employment checks) by June 2017.

What happens a the end of the Apprenticeship?

All candidates who successfully complete all elements of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme will move into permanent employment within the organisation.

How much will I be paid and how many hours a week will I work?

NHS Greater Glasgow an Clyde is a Living Wage Employer and this Modern Apprenticeship will pay you a minimum of £16,086 per year (£8.25 per hour)

You will work a 37.5 hour week.

As an employee of Greater Glasgow and Clyde you will also be entitled to all the benefits that our staff receive including a minimum of 27 days paid annual leave, an additional 8 days paid public holidays and enrolment in the NHS Scotland Pension Scheme.


Last Updated: 20 April 2017