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Programme Support Officer

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Programme Support Officer to join our dynamic team at the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust!

In this role, you will play a pivotal part in the efficient management of our project portfolio. Your responsibilities will include supporting day-to-day activities, arranging meetings, coordinating leave and overtime, assisting with recruitment, and guiding team members on setting objectives and personal development plans.

You'll also contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of reporting and tracking methods, ensuring that projects are progressing as planned. Your role will involve running various project reports and optimising existing processes through process maps and guidance. Your support will be integral to delivering high-quality project services and administrative assistance, along with information and analysis.

As a crucial team member, your primary objective is to promote the effective use of data, information, knowledge, and technology to enhance a range of projects, services, and initiatives.

Sound like a bit of you?Join us in this exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact in healthcare technology and data management!

Main duties of the job

You will be a key member of the team whose overarching goal is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to improve, inform and support a portfolio of projects, services, and initiatives.

The base for this role is County Hall, Taunton but we are a flexible employer so the opportunity to work from other locations including home will be considered.

The role will require travel between sites as we support acute, community and mental health services within the county.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed outline of the role and main responsibilities, please see detailed job description attached. For an informal chat, please do not hesitate to contact Kurt on the details below.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, project management or information analysis.


  • Knowledge of project principles.
  • Previously worked in similar position within the public sector.

Qualifications & Training


  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject, or significant previous experience


  • Relevant post-graduate programme or project management qualification, such as Lean, MSP or PRINCE2

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


County Hall



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