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IT Project Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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IT Project Support Officer
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
01/02/2022 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.

The Government have announced their intention to introduce the need for mandatory COVID vaccinations for frontline patient facing roles (and those staff working in patient areas). This will come into effect from 1st April 2022. This role may be in scope and as such if you are appointed it is likely that your COVID vaccination status (or proof of any exemption) will form part of your pre-employment checks. If you would like further information on the vaccine and for ways to book this please visit www.nhs.uk    

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for IT Project Support Officer to join our team . The successful post holder will support the delivery of the digital agenda across the Trust and as part of our acute sustainability programme, Shaping Care Together.

The successful applicant will have proven experience of IT Projects and will ensure that the digital programme is being communicated and delivered, with the IT Programme Manager.

The post-holder will take a whole-systems approach, working closely with clinical and operational teams and corporate services.

The successful applicant should have a good understanding of the strategic aims and objectives of the healthcare system through the Long Term Plan especially related to digital.

The Trust has come a long way in a short space of time and needs to maintain this momentum. This role will be key to ensuring the Digital Programme is delivered and the benefits are realised. 

Main duties of the job

The IT Project Support Officer provides support for the running and management of IT projects underway in the Trust. The role provides the project management office function for IT projects, co-ordinating project boards, managing the filing system for projects, ensuring that the production of highlight reports and all supporting project documentation is carried out using the Trust’s standard templates.

The role manages elements of IT projects as required by the IT Programme Manager, as well as supporting, facilitating and monitoring progress across the Trust.

In conjunctions with the IT Programme Manager, the post holder ensures that projects follow the PRINCE 2 project management method, are not only documented correctly, but have good stake holder engagement, report progress against plan consistently through the appropriate corporate governance arrangements, have key decisions documented, are closed correctly and have smooth handover to business as usual operation.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults and childrens accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Womens and childrens services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information please see attached Job Description.

Advertising date: 05/01/22

Closing date: 01/02/22

Shortlisting date: 03/02/22

Interview date: 09/02/22

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE or equivalent – Grade A-C Inc. Maths & English
  • Prince 2 Foundation
  • Degree or Equivalent experience in project support role


Essential criteria
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure


Essential criteria
  • Experience of Microsoft Office products or other tools to assist managing projects
  • Evidence of the ability to plan multiple concurrent activities
  • Experience of managing projects in an acute hospital setting
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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Chadwick
Job title
Associate Director of Digital
Email address
Additional information

Paul Chadwick, Associate Director of Digital via paul.chadwick5@nhs.net