Band 4 Complaints Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.20 per hour
Published 10 months ago
Contact Kathryn Blair
Job ref HSC1037_1574956893

Job description

Role: Band 4 Complaints Officer

Rate of Pay: £10.20

Location: Musgrave Park Hospital

Hours: 37.5 per week

Duration: At least 3 months

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all complaints received are dealt with in accordance with Trust policy and procedures.
  • Be responsible for listening to, recording and analysing problems presented by patients, relatives, carers and staff both internal and external to the Trust. This includes dealing with sensitive and potentially contentious information to assess individual situations and identify appropriate follow-up action.
  • Initiate complaint investigations where required, and subsequently follow up and co-ordinate responses from Service Areas on behalf of the relevant Complaints Managers and in accordance with local procedures.
  • Liaise with complainants on an on-going basis throughout the complaints management process, including providing information and dealing with criticism / grievances identified by complainants during the investigation and resolution stages.
  • Organise meetings with complainants where required including ensuring timely scheduling of the meetings and representation from required areas, preparing agendas, transcribing minutes, and ensuring accurate and prompt production of documentation as required by the Complaints Manager.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor efficient and effective administrative and IT systems (including electronic and hard copy filing systems and 'BF' (diary) systems for the Complaints Department) to record and produce work of a consistently high standard as required.
  • Process and record complaint information in an accurate and timely way and in accordance with local policy and procedure including strict compliance with standards of confidentiality regarding all information held in respect of service users and professional staff.
  • Approve contacts, code and quality assure complaint information accurately and in adherence to local Datix procedures.
  • Follow up on complaints/enquiries as appropriate and update records in line with Datix procedures
  • Develop, maintain and update spreadsheets and databases using Microsoft office suite
  • Retrieve data from the computerised management information system for relevant service managers, Complaints Managers, and Senior Complaints Manager, and provide relevant reports as and when directed by the Complaints Officer.
  • Assist in the production / collation of statistics as required, including providing administrative support for requests for information within the Trust and from external organisations.
  • Participate in quality assurance exercises and in the review, development and implementation of procedures within the Complaints Department to ensure efficient and consistent provision of services and promote the corporate values and culture of the organisation and appropriate personal behaviour.
  • Take appropriate action in relation to mail, telephone and other enquiries ensuring effective messaging and 'bring forward' systems are in place and necessary follow up action is taken.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of stock and stationery as required including use of electronic ordering / requisition systems.
  • Provide and ensure cover for other administrative staff during periods of sick / annual leave, as required.

Essential Criteria:

  1. 5 GSCEs (Grades A-C) including English Language and Maths or equivalent or higher educational standard and 3 years' recent admin / clerical experience.


4 years' recent admin / clerical experience

Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Experience in the use of information management systems (eg Datix)

Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages

Proven ability to work as a member of a team and on own initiative

Effective planning and organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload.

Previous experience compiling and producing clear and accurate documents, reports and letters.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Kathryn or a member of the team will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Grafton Recruitment regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.


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