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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

Graduate Project Support Officer (Informatics)

Job Reference: 869-GPSO-2020-4286

North of England Commissioning Support
869 Organisational Development 875501
£21430.50 to £22961.25 (Training Salary annexe 21)

NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) works across the UK and internationally, to support health and social care customers in meeting their strategic and operational challenges; improving outcomes and increasing efficiency - more important now than ever.

An exciting opportunity is now available to join us in a newly created Graduate post in the Analytics team.

Our Graduate development programme offers an exciting opportunity for you to gain exposure to the field whilst supporting you along the way with brilliant levels of training and development.

NECS has an ambition to ensure it is made up of people who reflect the diversity in our community and is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We believe that all individuals should be treated on the basis of merit and without prejudice and would encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

The two year programme is designed to ensure you’re exposed to a range of work experiences and skill development opportunities.

What to expect:

Year 1 of the programme will start with an induction to introduce you to, and help you understand the wider NHS and NECS in particular.

Your responsibilities will gradually be increased to expand your role and experience but from Day 1 you’ll be in a key worker position as part of one of the best recognised organisations in the country, giving you an opportunity to give back to the local community.

On successful completion of year 1, year two will see you take on more accountability and stretch projects designed to expand your knowledge and skills in a position that continues to challenge, stimulate and reward.


Your development will not only include fantastic practical opportunities, you’ll also be encouraged to undertake a fully funded postgraduate qualification as well as leadership & management development meaning you’ll be given all of the tools to succeed as a future leader.

Roles and Responsibilities:

You’ll need to be able to quickly build strong, collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You’ll be provided with a high level of support, working with a team to ensure success in your new role and motivation for you to achieve your career ambitions, guaranteeing that you never feel you’re on your own.

Support will come from a variety of sources including your line manager, a mentor and fellow graduate programme peers through action learning sets and informal networking.

You’ll need:

  • To have achieved a 2:2 or above in your degree

  • To be able to fit the person specification outlined in the brief

  • To align to NECS values

Benefits of working for NECS:

  • 27 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)

  • option to buy additional annual leave

  • employer pension contributions

  • Personal development

Have we caught your interest?

We may need to close this advert early due to high volumes of applications, so we recommend you apply as soon as possible. 

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