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IT Project Manager

Job Reference: 416-IM&T5284A

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Location:
Bedford Hospital
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care


What will I be doing in my new role?

As a Project Manager on the Fast Follower Programme you will work as part of the Projects team and be primarily concerned with the delivery of projects within Fast Follower Programme. The post holder will act as the lead for a specific Fast Follower work stream and be the liaison between the work stream and the Trust. You will also be expected to manage smaller projects where you may have to play a strong leadership role.

What about the department I will Join?

The post holder would be familiar with Prince 2 and/or Agile project methodologies and although not essential, practitioner level qualifications would be advantageous. You would benefit from having some technical / system knowledge and experience as you will be required to understand technical requirements and be able to communicate clearly with other stakeholders and users.

Although we have a very strong learning and development function, we appreciate you will need to have acquired some skills and experience from your career you will require in order for your time with us to be a real success. These can be found in the Person Specification and Job Description attachment on NHS Jobs. However we have highlighted three of them below:-

  1. Define, document and safely execute projects (or a number of smaller initiatives) to time, cost and quality criteria and ensure they meet internal and external customer requirements.

  2. Actively contribute to the whole project lifecycle to ensure deliverables are accomplished as specified by IT Programme Manager, i.e. work on project initiation, delivery and closure activities.

  3. Regular written and verbal reporting of project progress, potential changes to plan, issues, risks, exceptions etc.

Want to know more?

Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.

It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6 bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.

Important Application Information:

Your referee’s email addresses must be business/corporate email addresses. Private email addresses such as hotmail, gmail yahoo, btinternet, sky etc, will not be accepted.




Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.

Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.



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