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Logistics Services Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
Portering PCH
NHS AfC: Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (3 week shift pattern between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00 5 over 7 days)
Job ref
Pendle Community Hospital
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum + unsocial enhancements
Salary period
07/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Logistics Service Assistant

Pendle Community Hospital

Agenda for Change:  Band 2 

Hours:  37.50

3 week rota 5 over 7 days working between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00

Main duties of the job

Ensure collection and delivery of goods, food, waste including clinical waste throughout the Trust is removed and disposed of following strict policy and standard operating practices over the 24/7 period

Our team is responsible for replacing medical gas cylinders removing the empty ones in various areas of the Trust and ensuring safe transportation and storage procedures are followed

We have daily Pharmacy, Pathology and various other stock/top up and collection runs to perform during the course of the working day, which may include handling blood and other sample products in sealed containers


If successful at the shortlist stage you will be required as part of the interview process to take part in a practical assessment, short reading and writing test to assess your ability to read and retain information given to you

The successful candidate will also need to undertake a driving assessment. You should also note that any offer of employment will be subject to the Trust terms and conditions along with the satisfactory completion of a driving assessment and you must complete a satisfactory driving assessment each year to retain your employment in this role

The PCH role with likely have little or no driving but will have some on site patient transfers

Working for our organisation

We are a busy team who expect everyone to pull together, and to follow schedules and standard operating policies and procedures when performing duties.  Training will be given on all the different roles that you will be required to undertake throughout your working day. 

The Trust have an array of Holistic benefits such as generous annual leave policy which allows 27 days per annum pro rata rising after year 5 to 29 days and rising again after year 10 to 33 days plus 8 days Bank Holiday. We have a staff portal, staff restaurants and annual staff survey and mediation service.

The Trust also has an array of other wellbeing benefits including financial benefits to staff some of which are purchases through Vivup scheme, NHS pension scheme, multiple NHS discounts and offers.  There is also an array of mental and physical wellbeing benefits such as the cycle to work scheme, Fast Physio and Worksmart.  The Trust also has its own gym on two of the sites and discounts at some of the towns gym’s in the area, along with staff vaccines, Occupational Health Services and an array of Health and wellbeing contracts for staff to access and mindfulness and meditation sessions.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We are seeking an enthusiastic, physically fit  individual who is capable of moving and handling goods of varying sizes, shapes and weights and who is also capable of walking quite a few miles in a day, every day to join our busy team who work across 24/7. 

The purpose of our team is to actively support all Logistical aspects of our busy Acute Teaching Hospitals and of supporting our NHS colleagues out in the community. 

The PCH role with likely have little or no driving but will have some on site patient transfers

We are a very busy department providing logistical movements of goods, including postal service on site, across sites and around the East Lancashire area with the very occasional Patient transport duty off site.  You will be based as per this advert however you may be required to work from any of the ELHT sites.  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Ability to understand, absorb, write and comply with detailed procedures in English
  • Flexible able to work extra hours on occasions, Must be able to work Bank Holiday
  • Able to use own initiative and with without close supervision
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of working with members of the public

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cindy Murray
Job title
Assistant Logistics Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01254 804074
Additional information

Duty Supervisor 01254 804110