IT Development Manager
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an IT Development Manager, to lead our team based at Newcastle (Regent Centre, Gosforth). We offer flexible start and end times to the working day and hybrid working with a minimum of 2 days a week onsite.
The position would ideally suit a strong problem solver, capable of leading a team of technically skilled developers in delivering class leading solutions for our patients and employees. You will have worked in software development for several years and are now looking for a new challenge. In addition to people management, you will be technically strong and able to turn your hand to development when the need arises.
You will lead a team of developers of various skillsets and report directly to the Head of Digital Delivery & Innovation and drive the development of software solutions, always delivering projects to the highest standards.
- Interview Date: 11 January 2024
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for the leadership, management and performance of a medium sized team
- Direct and effectively manage system development change as required
- Responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of work comprising of programmes, projects, technical requests and feasibility studies. This includes managing priorities with clients, tracking and reporting
- Participate in design and discovery sessions for enterprise solutions and complex projects
- Be capable of serving as a technical lead for enterprise roll-out solutions
- Participate in peer reviews of solution designs and related code
- Team player with experience collaborating cross-team to ensure successful delivery of solutions
- Ensure software and solution deliverables are produced to the highest standard, consistent, 'fit for purpose' and meeting the expectation of the trust
- Coach & guide your team with a continuous learning environment mentality
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The post holder will support the Head of Innovation and Delivery, and will: Direct and effectively manage system development change as required. Be responsible for the leadership, management and performance of two teams of developers. Lead on any other IT Services initiatives / activities as directed by the Head of Innovation and Delivery. Be responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of work comprising of programmes, projects, technical requests and feasibility studies. This includes managing priorities with clients, tracking and reporting. Participate in design and discovery sessions for enterprise solutions and complex projects. Be capable of serving as a technical lead for enterprise roll-out solutions. Ensure that assigned projects are completed to time and budget constraints. Ensure testing and quality requirements are met, and support the development of organisational testing standards. Ensure the timely and accurate production of status reports for senior management, the Trust Board, as required by Monitor and the Strategic Health Authority. Work with Trust staff, partners and vendors to deploy production applications. Formally document, present and organise necessary design and documentation for complex integration or process change. Develop business cases where required to gain financial approval for system infrastructure or process change. Maintain a register of development activity risks and issues, including mitigation plans. Ensuring that these are escalated and acted upon effectively. Provide advice / guidance on development related processes and controls, building an improved organisational understanding and capability. Work with vendor/partner and analysts to design a go live plan for implementation of systems taking into consideration data, timing and current business processes. Address any data issues such as back-loading or converting data as needed. Roll out systems with minimal interruption to users and the Trust. Provide ongoing troubleshooting, support and maintenance of developed systems, including potential 24/7 on call coverage. Deputise for the Head of Innovation and Delivery as required.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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