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E Rostering Lead

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
University Hospitals Dorset are looking for a E Rostering Lead.

As part of the Workforce Systems team the post holder will be responsible for the provision, on-going implementation and management of the e rostering arrangements, linking with payroll, finance, IT and all other operational teams.

The post holder has a responsibility to work Trust wide to ensure that the use of e rostering is successfully embedded across the Trust and that the system benefits are maximised. To identify local and national good practice in the provision of e rostering, ensuring information and learning is disseminated.

Base Location: Yeoman's way

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

  • To lead in challenging existing rostering practices, ensuring progressive solutions are identified and implemented, which take into account models of best practice and best use of resources.
  • To act as a champion of the e rostering application and encourage others to adapt to new ways of working.
  • Work with ward managers to ensure rosters are planned within Trust policy guidelines and escalate issues of non-conformance for corrective action.
  • Develop and provide analysis on the performance of e rostering for key stakeholder groups and Trust Care Groups bench marking against the policies set out during the implementation

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • IM& T / degree qualification or demonstrable experience in creating complex rosters
  • Demonstrable and in-depth experience of Allocate Healthroster and ESR
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of NHS Terms and Conditions and Organisational Structures.



  • Experience of working on or with the implementation of complex Workforce Systems projects and Trust wide
  • Experience of working with software e rostering systems.
  • Experience of delivering training.


  • Experience within the Healthcare sector

Technical skills Competencies


  • Ability to take customers' requirements and then implement that strategy within Health Roster and roll that out at both a departmental and organisational level.
  • Always looking for continual service improvement, in order to improve the e rostering experience.
  • Technically proficient with the use of Microsoft packages.



  • Knowledge and ability to design, develop and author Trust and Department level reports from both Health Roster, ESR and Allocate Insights.
  • In depth experience and detailed knowledge of ESR in order to integrate Health Roster data with ESR data.


  • Working knowledge of hospital structure.

Personal Attributes


  • Highly organised, motivated and able to plan own workload, working unsupervised when necessary.
  • Good team player with the ability to work with people and to understand their requirements.


  • Be willing to challenge current thinking and practice to improve quality.
  • Should be committed to keeping updated with current National e rostering issues and technologies and willing to learn new skills.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeomans House

Yeomans Way



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