Benefits Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to play a key role in developing our Benefits of the EHR Programme?

The programme will deliver an electronic health record (EHR) system combining our existing three patient administration systems in Yeovil District Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital and community/mental health as well as reducing hundreds of our specialist systems. This system will play an important role in enabling us to deliver the best possible care across the country.

You are somebody who is used to working within a highly complex programme, proactively designing and implementing a Benefits Management Strategy. You'll have a clear strategic vision and will actively work with our stakeholders to gain ownership of Benefits in line with our seven stage approach. Negotiation skills? We'd love you to have them!

Your problem solving nature and analytical approach will be key, as you'll be responsible for the overall development and management of the Benefits approach, as well as individual benefits associated with the programme.

Sound like you?

Main duties of the job

  • You will be responsible for the design, creation and dissemination of reports that will be shared with National NHS bodies as well as bespoke communications with programme and project stakeholders.
  • Engage and gain support of all stakeholders for the programme including Trust Senior Managers and Executives, using negotiating, influencing and motivational skills to illustrate the link of the programme to the Trust Vision, as well as other strategies.
  • Work with stakeholders, project managers, senior leaders, potential suppliers and IT technical staff to develop benefit plans
  • Manage the implementation of a programme specific Benefits Management Strategy to establish an operational framework for the lifetime of the programme / service, for how the programme/ service will deliver the benefits on which the investment was made, including how benefits will be controlled, managed and successfully realised.

About us

Why chose us?

Kindness, Respect, Teamwork

Everyone, Every day

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust runs acute hospital services, community services, mental health and learning disability services and a quarter of Somerset's GP practices. It runs services from two acute hospitals - Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Yeovil Hospital in Yeovil - services in the community and services from the 13 community hospitals in the county, a range of mental health and learning disability services and Symphony Healthcare Services runs a quarter of GP practices in the county.

Within our trust we are privileged to work with over 12,500 colleagues who deliver or support our patient services. From therapists to nurses, doctors, researchers, scientists, porters, cleaners, kitchen staff, accountants, those who teach, and the receptionists who welcome our patients, the contribution of all of our colleagues is invaluable.

And its these colleagues who care and support a population of 561,000 across Somerset. We believe that the broad range of services that we offer within one organisation put us in a better position to provide mental and physical health services for our population, helping people to enjoy healthier lives with improved equitable access to the specialist care and treatment they need, when they need it.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detail and an outline of the main responsibilities, please see job description attached.

For further information, on the programme or our Trust, please contact Olivia on

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in discipline with significant quantitative content or related discipline
  • Experience of working within project or change environment
  • Has practical knowledge of Project Management skills (e.g. PRINCE2) or Change management (e.g. LEAN/Six Sigma process) (or equivalent) and/or Benefits Realisation Methodology



  • Project and/or change management and/or Benefits Realisation
  • Recent NHS experience
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service


  • Understanding of the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


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