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Switchboard Operator Barnet

Undisclosed Company
Barnet, London
Up to £10.90 per hour
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Switchboard Service Operator

Job Responsibilities

To provide a professional operator service, acting as the common interface for internal and external callers within the Trust environment. Answer all calls in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner and be responsible for ensuring that all calls are connected to the desired destination. To adopt a flexible approach to customer and management requests as required.

  • You will work on a 5-week set rota, covering days, nights, and weekends in between the hours of 8am - 8am. Throughout the 5-week shift pattern it will average out at 37.5 hours per week. Your Saturday shift would be paid at time and a half, your Sunday shift would be paid at double time. Please be aware you will be required to cover nightshifts on this shift pattern.
  • Training would take place for 2 weeks on a Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm basis before entering your 5-week shift pattern, where you will continue training for 3 months

Skills we'd like:

  • Previous experience in a hospital environment would be desirable but not essential.
  • Basic knowledge of IT / PC software packages.
  • Experience within a customer service position or within a telephony role is desirable.


  • To perform the emergency procedures laid down in the event of any alarm being made e.g., Clinical Emergency Calls, Fire and Security
  • To monitor alarms for Blood Fridges, Medical Gases, Fire, Security and Estates.
  • To record amendments to Trust and duty rotas as and when required.
  • To record daily log events and daily testing.
  • To programme Internal pagers for Dr's.
  • To contact Trust staff via appropriate system of national pager, internal pager, mobile phone.
  • Day to day supervision is provided by the Switchboard Services Manager or nominated member of the team.
  • As the Switchboard is a 24hr managed service and there is, on occasion, lone working there is a requirement the operator on duty does not leave the switchboard area unattended for any reason.

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