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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2019.

Deputy IT Transition Manager

Job Reference: 418-IT1675-EH

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
IT Service Transition
Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Trent House, Cranfield University Technology Park, Bedford
£37,570 pa

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Advert for Deputy IT Transition Manager – 1 year fixed term

This is an exciting job opportunity to join an innovative and expanding IT Transition Team. The post holder will work closely with the IT Service Transition Manager transitioning IT Services into live Service Operations, acting as a bridge between the Project Management Office, Service Operations Team and Third Party Suppliers.

The Post Holder will also work closely with the Programme Manager, Service Operations Manager and Applications Manager to ensure new Services which are transitioned into support, meet pre-defined service acceptance criteria and the relevant standard operational procedures are in place.

The Post Holder will provide Day to Day Line Management of the specialist teams focused on project delivery and transition to the Business As Usual (BAU) IT service.

The teams consist of:

  • Deployment Specialists
  • Developers
  • Application & Technical Specialists
  • Test Analysts, System Administrators and Trainers

The Post Holder will schedule and manage work packages allocated by the Project Team relating to the installation, configuration, testing and release of new applications.

PLEASE NOTE: This Post is based mainly at Trent House, Cranfield University Technology Park, Bedford MK43 0AN and any other associated Trust establishments; including the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Outreach Clinics and establishments used in the course of Trust Business.

Hours 37½ Mon – Fri Salary Band 7 £37,570

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christine Archer, IT Service Transition Manager -

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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