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Portfolio Manager - Technology Demand & Change

Job Reference: 918-IM4553

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Business Services ICT
Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, London
£44,606 to £50,819 pa


Ensuring the right capacity to meet demand


At NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) we know all about having the right resources in the right place at the right time, and that extends to management of our communications and technology. It’s all part of our goal to be the best donation service in the world for blood, organs, tissues and stem cells.


This hugely varied role will build your understanding of how ICT resources are delivered within complex change programmes and on a day-to-day basis. You will work closely with the Senior Management of ICT, alongside Business Transformation and other directorates, to deal with everything from tactical demand, to forward-looking capacity planning in ICT. You will manage a resourcing system, ensuring that it is used correctly and produces useful management information. This critical work will build the foundations for future capacity augmentation and change.


Experience of demand and capacity planning processes is essential. You’ll ideally have a background within a complex and highly regulated organisation, and a good grasp of industry-standard project management methodologies such as Prince 2. Well-organised, with plenty of initiative, you’ll have excellent team-working and communication skills, including the ability to be effective in dealing with complex and sometimes conflicting situations. Being able to guide and influence others at all levels is also critical to the role.

This successful candidate may be based at one of our national centres (Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, London), final location to be agreed at interview.

For further information please contact Richard Castanheira at


Applications will be reviewed whilst the vacancy is live, candidates may be invited for an initial telephone interview during this tme, if a successful candidate is found the vacancy may be closed at that point.


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’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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