Systems Developer

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Born in Bradford (BiB) is an internationally acclaimed applied research programme which aims to improve health and wellbeing through the development and evaluation of interventions to promote health and the application of research into practice (https://www.borninbradford.nhs.uk). BiB hosts three birth cohort studies: the Born in Bradford cohort, Born in Bradford's Better Start (BiBBS), and BiB4All, all of which harness routine data from numerous organisations to evaluate children's health and wellbeing. The oldest BiB children started Secondary school in 2018 and BiB is increasingly focused on engaging both Secondary schools and the children themselves in research. In tandem, BiB is working on a range of applied health projects which aim to develop, implement and evaluate 'systems' level interventions (for example, initiatives to improve air quality and green spaces, tackling unhealthy food environments) to improve the health and wellbeing of families.

We are looking to recruit a Systems Developer to play a key role across the BiB family of projects.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organized systems developer to join the programme. The successful applicant will be an experienced software developer, or, systems programmer with a flair for gathering complex systems requirements across a non-technical multidisciplinary team. They will join a team of systems developers, database specialists and analysts in supporting the work of leading epidemiologists and health researchers from across the UK who are working in close partnership as part of Born in Bradford. The post-holder will provide high quality IT and data driven solutions to support the flow of quality data and information to support the objectives of the projects. Implementation, maintenance, support and management of information architectures (IA) are activities key to this role. The post-holder will be expected to undertake system analysis & administration work as part of their responsibilities.

If you would like to know more about the role, then please contact Alex Newsham (Research IT Development Manager) at Alex.Newsham@bthft.nhs.uk.

About us

Our People Charter outlines the behaviours we can expect from one another and what you can expect from Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust:

  • We value people
  • We are one team
  • We care

We're keen to meet people who share these values and are passionate about delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.

Date posted

23 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

389-24-5967829

Job locations

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description and Person Specification for further information

The post-holder will provide high quality IT and data driven solutions to support the flow of quality data and information to support the objectives of the projects. Implementation, maintenance, support and management of information architectures (IA) are activities key to this role. The post-holder will be expected to undertake system analysis & administration work as part of their responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description and Person Specification for further information

The post-holder will provide high quality IT and data driven solutions to support the flow of quality data and information to support the objectives of the projects. Implementation, maintenance, support and management of information architectures (IA) are activities key to this role. The post-holder will be expected to undertake system analysis & administration work as part of their responsibilities.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience working in an IT Environment in any of the following roles: Software Developer Systems Analyst/ Programmer Database Developer
  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating and managing change across healthcare organisations
  • Extensive experience of developing, designing and managing databases - in particular in SQL Server and Access

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an academic research setting
  • Experience of data warehousing and IT systems integration within the NHS
  • Experience of database and data warehouse development and support
  • Experience developing applications using Java-based web technologies

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate, liaise, influence and negotiate with a wide range of people in different settings and at all levels including academic researchers, and public sector organisations
  • Ability to communicate complex information sometimes to non-technical and technical colleagues alike
  • Supportive and active team member
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, including Microsoft Project, Access and Excel
  • Ability to work using C# based technologies -
  • Ability to use web based technologies and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, knockoutJS

Desirable

  • Advanced SQL Server skills including Integration Services and Reporting Services
  • Able to prioritise and plan the workload of others

Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of NHS information and research governance principles
  • Expertise in database development
  • Expertise in problem solving and interpretation of complex IT problems using own initiative
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational database software such as SQLServer and Access
  • Knowledge of web and database design, development and web-based applications
  • Understanding the key issues around system implementation
  • Knowledge of the system development lifecycle.

Desirable

  • Awareness of NHS developments, policy and procedures in relation to research
  • Understanding of clinical trials and cohort studies
  • Understanding of software design patterns

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level qualification
  • Masters' Degree level qualification in a related field or equivalent knowledge and experience
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience working in an IT Environment in any of the following roles: Software Developer Systems Analyst/ Programmer Database Developer
  • Demonstrable experience in facilitating and managing change across healthcare organisations
  • Extensive experience of developing, designing and managing databases - in particular in SQL Server and Access

Desirable

  • Experience of working in an academic research setting
  • Experience of data warehousing and IT systems integration within the NHS
  • Experience of database and data warehouse development and support
  • Experience developing applications using Java-based web technologies

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate, liaise, influence and negotiate with a wide range of people in different settings and at all levels including academic researchers, and public sector organisations
  • Ability to communicate complex information sometimes to non-technical and technical colleagues alike
  • Supportive and active team member
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills, including Microsoft Project, Access and Excel
  • Ability to work using C# based technologies -
  • Ability to use web based technologies and frameworks such as JavaScript, jQuery, knockoutJS

Desirable

  • Advanced SQL Server skills including Integration Services and Reporting Services
  • Able to prioritise and plan the workload of others

Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of NHS information and research governance principles
  • Expertise in database development
  • Expertise in problem solving and interpretation of complex IT problems using own initiative
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational database software such as SQLServer and Access
  • Knowledge of web and database design, development and web-based applications
  • Understanding the key issues around system implementation
  • Knowledge of the system development lifecycle.

Desirable

  • Awareness of NHS developments, policy and procedures in relation to research
  • Understanding of clinical trials and cohort studies
  • Understanding of software design patterns

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree level qualification
  • Masters' Degree level qualification in a related field or equivalent knowledge and experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Employer's website

https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Employer's website

https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Research IT Development Manager

Alex Newsham

alex.newsham@bthft.nhs.uk

Date posted

23 January 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

389-24-5967829

Job locations

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


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