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Project Support Officer

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Recruiter: Graduates into Health
Listed on: 18th September
Location: Leeds or London
Salary/Rate: £32,933
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Graduate Scheme: NHS Graduate Digital, Data and Technology Scheme

Role: Project Support Officer

Organisation: NHSX

Salary: starting at £32,933

Location: Leeds or London (please select preferred location)

Contract length: Two-year fixed term

The Organisation

NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, NHSX has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.

NHSX brings together the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement who will deliver the Health Secretary's Tech Vision, building on the NHS Long Term Plan. We will speed up the digital transformation of the NHS and social care. We have set ourselves five missions, which are focused on how we can make things better for patients and staff.

These are:

  • Reducing the burden on clinicians and staff, so they can focus on patients;
       •  Giving people the tools to access information and services directly;
       •  Ensuring clinical information can be safely accessed, wherever it is needed;
       •  Improving patient safety across the NHS
       •  Improving NHS productivity with digital technology.

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The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Digital Primary Care team within NHSX who are responsible for commissioning digital solutions for Primary Care that are aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan, GP Contract and NHSX strategy, policy, standards and guidelines. The team works closes with NHS England's regional and local structures to ensure successful deployment of digital solutions and services into GP Practices, Federations and Primary Care Networks.

As a Programme Support Officer, you will work in a matrix way with other Programme Managers, Programme Heads and Programme Directors within the team to help deliver a number of key priority programmes through providing an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well-co-ordinated programme support service.

The candidate

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a relevant degree (such as those in health, project management, business change or transformation, IT, digital technology, data or informatics) and who has a keen interest in how digital transformation can make things better for the NHS patients and staff that we serve.

The successful candidate will role model our organisations values and behaviours by being Open, Respectful, Collaborative and Innovative. They will have exceptional attention to detail, promoting high standards in all that they do and be adaptable and flexible in meeting the fast-paced challenges that the Digital Primary Care portfolio entails.

Previous experience in a similar role within health or the wider public sector environment would be an advantage but not essential.

Skills and experience required

  • A relevant degree within health, project management, business change or transformation, IT, digital technology, data or informatics.
  • Knowledge or experience of supporting projects/programmes which should cover: identifying risks, issues and dependencies; planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Project and Programme Management (PPM) qualification desirable (e.g. PRINCE2, MSP, Agile, Waterfall, APMG). Alternatively, an understanding of PPM tools and techniques will be helpful.
  • Strong communication skills both written and orally. The ability to liaise with stakeholder at varying levels of seniority. Building productive relationships and managing expectations.  Report writing and presentation delivery.
  • Excellent analytical skills, the ability to understand complex concepts and ideas, interpreting and bringing together information from multiple sources. Recommending appropriate solutions and communicating results in a simple way.
  • Able to operate with a high level of autonomy, working on own initiative, organising and prioritising own and other's workloads to changing and often tight deadlines.

If you are interested in the opportunity then please apply by uploading your CV and writing a cover letter of no more than 1000 words, detailing how you meet the skills and experience requirements as described above.

Closing date: 27th September 2020

Virtual Assessment centre: To be held from 21st October 2020 onwards

Please note we would encourage candidates to apply early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position may be closed before the deadline should enough applications be received.