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Associate Delivery Lead

Job Reference: 918-IM7092

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Blood Technology
National: This is a national vacancy, the successful candidate may be based at any of our main centres
£38,890 - £44,503 plus HCA where applicable

Technology programmes don’t get much more important than this. The mission: to modernise the technology that underpins the UK blood supply chain to support the wider NHS and our donors and patients. In a fast paced, agile environment, you’ll help us build new capabilities and deliver real technology change, faster and more effectively than ever as we support the realisation of NHSBT’s core mission of saving and improving more lives.

The work of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) impacts on a huge proportion of the population. Every month, we gather thousands of units of blood for transfusion purposes, and we work tirelessly to enable the retrieval and transportation organs and tissues to the optimal patient. Digital, Data and Technology Services play a vital part in this work. And it is within this forward-thinking team that you could find an exceptional challenge, plus the scope to develop your skills and expertise even further.


About the role:


This is an opportunity to develop and expand your digital project management experience as part of our Blood Technology Product Centre. Working under the guidance of the Senior Delivery Lead, you’ll support and learn from our delivery leads as they manage large scale technology changes whilst having the opportunity to put your skills to the test as you initially lead and manage some of our smaller initiatives.


Expect to be involved across each project lifecycle, from discovery to go-live. You’ll also work with third-party suppliers to ensure they meet cost, time and quality targets. Joining our expert, multidisciplinary team you’ll have opportunities for shadowing, mentoring and other development activities, with the level of challenge growing in line with your skills.


Out with the product centre you will form part of the delivery community of practice where you will have the opportunity to contribute to best practice as well as learn and develop through collaborating with peers throughout the organisation.


About you:


We are looking for candidates who have a digital, agile mindset along with a positive and can-do attitude and a passion for developing their delivery and project management skills further through working in and with our delivery leads.


Qualified in a recognised project management methodology such as Agile, PRINCE2, or Certified Scrum Master, you’ll be ready to engage and manage colleagues and stakeholders, both inside and outside the organisation. Along with good planning, delivery and communications skills, your experience will include:

  • Leading small to medium-scale projects in the public sector, including governance and assurance processes
  • Working as part of a team in support of the full digital product lifecycle
  • Using traditional project management processes as well agile and lean practices, tools and techniques
  • Managing small teams and third-party contracted technology suppliers.
  • Have knowledge of agile and traditional delivery practices, tools and techniques and a solid understanding of the Government Digital Standards (GDS)
  • Have great problem-solving skills, with the ability to anticipate risks and identify the measures that need to be taken.
  • Be a team-player who enjoys working with and managing a wide range of senior stakeholders.


About us

At NHSBT, we set standards that other healthcare organisations aspire to. Our people are passionate about saving and enhancing as many lives as possible, and despite the difficult circumstances of the last year, they have worked collaboratively to drive the most incredible results.

We champion a truly progressive mind-set in which we all want to raise our standards wherever possible, so you will find an exceptional workplace in which to implement your skills. In turn, we can offer a friendly working environment in which colleagues genuinely enjoy the work that they are doing, enhanced by exceptional training and development opportunities.

You will also have access to a generous benefits package that includes plenty of annual leave, a competitive pension, multiple staff discounts and a great work/life balance.

So, if you are ready to put your skills to the test in an organisation that will challenge you to think bigger and better, then you will be a natural fit in our team.

For more information click on the link Blood technology modernisation in the Further Links section

Interviews expected to be held week commencing 17th May 2021

Closing date Monday 3rd May 2021

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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