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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/06/2022.

Technical Delivery Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 918-IM9355

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Digital Delivery
National by agreement
£54,764 to £63,862 pa + HCAS where applicable


Define the future of our Digital partnerships and assure our approach to digital delivery


As a world-leading transplant and transfusion organisation, the standards set by NHS Blood and Transplant’s dedicated staff are something that other healthcare organisations seek to emulate on a global scale. Underpinning this vital life-saving and life-enhancing work is a highly-skilled team who create and run digital services that directly impact on patient wellbeing, and it is here that you could play a fascinating part in our ongoing evolution.


As a senior member of the DDTS (Digital, Data and Technology Services) team, you will be instrumental in working with third party software suppliers and our internal software delivery teams ensuring they are delivering high-quality solutions that are value-for-money. With a great deal of autonomy, you will assess our current suppliers and determine any changes that need to be made, working on a wealth of fascinating projects. With each day presenting you with new challenges, you will be at the heart of our work, helping us align technical needs with the software that has the scope to transform life outcomes.


This is a valuable opportunity to exert influence over our suppliers, and to shape quality experiences. We will therefore expect you to have experience of working with third party software suppliers in mixed technology environments, with a comprehensive knowledge of software development processes and methods. With experience of managing and improving services, you will be confident in your ability to set direction and evaluate the impact of your decisions, and you will understand how to design and develop test strategies for complex IT projects. As you will have a great deal of exposure to senior stakeholders across the organisation, you will need exceptional communication, influencing and leadership skills. Skilled in the development of application roadmaps, you will be a team-player who enjoys explaining complex technical information to a variety of audiences.


The role operates horizontally across our DDTS directorate and working closely with the Assistant Director for Solutions Delivery, you will get the chance to be involved in and influence a wide range of projects and initiatives. Previous examples over the last two years have included:

- Introduction of a performance testing regime across the directorate

- Major improvements in the SDLC with an external supplier to improve quality of releases

- Promotion of DevOps leading to successful roll-out to our biggest delivery team

- Cross-directorate review of our approach to environment management and use of test data leading to detailed report with recommendations for improvements


Choosing to join NHS Blood and Transplant will possibly be the best career decision you will ever make. Quite simply, we want talented people to join us and we will support your ongoing development with industry-leading training opportunities within our internal ‘Shine Academy’. Furthermore, this is a place where our staff want to come to work, not just for the extensive job satisfaction that they experience, but for the friendly support they receive from equally committed and passionate colleagues. So if you are confident that you can help us achieve our bold goals, we would love to receive your application.

Do something exceptional with your future. Join us today.

NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

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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