Posted on Apr 9, 2021 by NHS Blood and Transplant
£38,890 - £44,503 pa plus HCA where applicable
Fixed-term Contract, Full-time
Location: National: This is a national vacancy, the successful candidate may be based at any of our main centres
Help us drive the highest standards in our life-changing work.
TECH CHANGING | LIFE SAVING | CAREER MAKING
Technology programmes don't get much more important than this. The mission: to modernise the technology that underpins the UK blood supply chain to support the wider NHS and our donors and patients. In a fast paced, agile environment, you'll help us build new capabilities and deliver real technology change, faster and more effectively than ever as we support the realisation of NHSBT's core mission of saving and improving more lives.
The work of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) impacts on a huge proportion of the population. Every month, we gather thousands of units of blood for transfusion purposes, and we work tirelessly to enable the retrieval and transportation organs and tissues to the optimal patient, helping to save and improve lives. Digital, Data and Technology Services play a vital part in this work. And it is within this forward-thinking team that you could find an exciting challenge, plus the scope to develop your skills and expertise
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to help us discover and implement improvements to processes and methods within NHSBT, and deliver strategic change programmes that will enhance our performance. Utilising strategic analysis methodologies and business analysis tools and techniques, you will take on discrete projects in which you will assess key areas of the business, determining the success of our performance and identifying the areas that need to improve. Evaluating solutions that will lead to enhanced performance, you will make your recommendaions to senior managers, and you will develop vital components of new Target Operating Models ranging from business processes and IT requirements, through to organisational structures and funding models. You will also be instrumental in helping us develop and improve the strategic analysis tools and methods that we are currently using, seeing to it that our analytical community remains cutting-edge.
As a trusted advisor within NHSBT, you will bring plenty of tact to this role, as you will be conveying potentially contentious issues to senior-level colleagues. You will therefore have experience of using strategic analysis methodologies, and reporting your findings to Senior Management teams. Ideally underpinned by a Master's level degree in a relevant subject or an equivalent qualification, you will also:
- Be articulate and credible, with the capacity to inspire change where it is needed. You will be able to build relationships with stakeholders, and you will have exceptional communication skills.
- Have experience of preparing high quality presentation materials. As such, you will have well developed skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with a good awareness of Microsoft Project.
- Have the flexibility to travel to various geographic locations, which may require overnight stays.
- Ideally have some experience of facilitation and workshop techniques (though this is a desirable criteria rather than essential).
At NHSBT, we set standards that other healthcare organisations aspire to. Our people are passionate about saving and enhancing as many lives as possible, and despite the difficult circumstances of the last year, they have worked collaboratively to drive the most incredible results.
We champion a truly progressive mindset in which we all want to raise our standards wherever possible, so you will find an exceptional workplace in which to implement your skills. In turn, we can offer a friendly working environment in which colleagues genuinely enjoy the work that they are doing, enhanced by exceptional training and development opportunities.
You will also have access to a generous benefits package that includes plenty of annual leave, a competitive pension, multiple staff discounts and a great work/life balance.
So, if you are ready to put your skills to the test in an organisation that will challenge you to think bigger and better, then you will be a natural fit in our team.
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.
Closing date: Monday 3 rd May 2021.
Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 10th May 2021.
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