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Apprentice IT Orders Officer

Job Reference: 301-SB-21-128871

Employer:
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Procurement
Location:
Trentham
Salary:
£18,546 - £19,918

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients or who work in a clinical area must be fully (currently this is limited to first and second vaccinations) vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.


Band 2 £13,942 rising to £14,938

Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Informatics Service (S&SHIS) is a well-established shared IT service, employing over 120 staff, hosted by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT). We support several public sector organisations with over 20,000 users, 14,000 devices over 300 sites across Staffordshire. The top 3 words our staff used to describe our service are: “Open, friendly and hard-working”.

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice within our 2nd line IT orders team.

You will gain practical experience and skills in the delivery of 2nd Line IT Support Services, whilst working towards a recognised qualification.

If you would like a career in IT, then we can provide a structured training programme and support from the team. This position provides a fantastic ‘stepping stone’ for the right candidate to launch their career in IT in the NHS.

If you have achieved a minimum of GCSE grades A-C, in Maths and English or equivalent, are self-motivated, confident, and can demonstrate good problem solving and customer service skills, then we’d like to hear from you!

We are currently in the process of recruiting a number of apprentices over the next 2 years.

All essential requirements are outlined in the Person Specification.

For further information on this opportunity, please contact:

Trish Glover - trish.glover@sshis.nhs.uk or

Kerry Drinkwater – kerry.drinkwater@sshsis.nhs.uk




IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early



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