Band 8a Senior IT Clinical Systems Manager - Bath NHS House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Information Management & Technology department for a Senior IT Clinical Systems Manager to join our team. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced manager to lead and develop our Clinical Applications Support team specialising in the development and maintenance of our Clinical Systems.

The successful applicant will be ambitious, motivated, approachable and professional with proven Systems and team management skills and a track record of working closely with a range of stakeholders delivering to deadlines and standards in a challenging environment.

Interviews will be remote and expected to take place on 14th of June 2023.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the oversight of the successful management of various AWP clinical systems. This includes administration, development and performance considerations.

To undertake strategic planning in relation to system upgrades, new releases and migration to new systems both local and national.

To support the Deputy Head of IT Systems to effectively manage contracts and supplier relationships ensuring that appropriate support is offered, value for money achieved, service provided and issues are raised and resolved in a timely manner.

As per attached Job Description and Person spec.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations related to IT system deployments, upgrades and enhancements across the Trusts clinical and operational service areas.

To have senior management responsibility for a variety of clinical systems and their interfaces with data warehousing, business systems and intranet/internet.

To ensure that appropriate system expertise and knowledge is in place for the system managers to carry out their role.

To have responsibility for the production and quality assurance of operational procedures relating to all system activities.

For further details refer to attached Job Description and Person spec

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • IT degree or proven equivalent experience
  • PG Dip in Health Informatics or other relevant specialism, professional qualification or equivalent experience


  • PRINCE2 Project Management or knowledge of project management methodology

Experience and Knowledge


  • Substantial (5 years+) experience of IT systems management, development and support
  • Experience of managing a team of professional IT staff
  • Significant knowledge of legislation and good practice in relation to IT policies, processes and standards e.g. ITIL, Data Protection, ISO standards


  • Experience of SQL, Oracle or similar relational databases
  • Experience working with NHS systems and suppliers
  • Experience working with Rio, iaptus
  • Experience in systems analysis or programming

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to negotiate persuasively and command confidence and respect from suppliers and other external organisations
  • Able to motivate, and command respect from, senior and experienced professional IT staff


  • Thorough understanding of NHS policies, standards and procedures in relation to Information Systems/technologies

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