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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

IT Projects Support Manager

Job Reference: 416-IM&T5754

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 IT Operations
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

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 are working towards becoming a single new NHS Foundation Trust with effect from 1st April 2020. 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.


What will I be doing in my new role?

As an IT Projects Support manager you will ensure that the ICT Project Scoping Programme runs smoothly with all relevant processes documented and observed, whilst managing elements of a project scoping deliverable and promoting process improvement within the programme. You will develop and maintain the project office function, ensuring projects are consistently using agreed documentation and processes, including PIDs, RAID logs and reports. You will be highly organised and able to communicate to all levels of staff within a Trust environment.

The role will include facilitating scoping meetings, taking and documenting meetings / actions, stakeholder management and the production and management of project documentation.

What about the department I will Join?

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

  • Several years of successfully working on projects to introduce changed systems and processes within an I.T. environment,
  • In-depth knowledge of administrative procedures, project management or information analysis.
  • Provide and receive complex information; persuasive, motivational, negotiating skills are required

 

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.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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