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Procurement Strategy & Systems Manager

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dudley
3 days ago
Dudley
3 days ago

Dudley Council embrace our 6 values which should guide our behaviour and decision making to achieve our vision... we will be one council, building an effective and dynamic organisation. We expect you to embrace these values:

  • Accountable
  • Be determined
  • Have empowerment and respect
  • Strive for excellence
  • Simplicity 
  • Work together

Through modernising our Procurement Service we are seeking a leader to focus on developing the Council’s Procurement strategy and related policies, overseeing procurement systems, providing analytical capability and monitoring and reporting on performance and compliance.

More information on the Procurement Improvement Service please click the following link:

www.dudleycounciljobs.org.uk

Please also refer to the additional attached document Strategy & Systems Team Remit for further details on the role.

What you will do:

Bring expertise and knowledge in developing and applying best practices, innovation and improvements.

Provide insight through analysis of data and optimising use of technology to ensure Procurement supports delivery of the Council’s objectives and develop and implements appropriate policies.

Support the Head of Procurement in the leadership of the department and developing a modern and resilient, high quality, customer focused procurement service through implementing the Procurement Improvement Programme.

Ensure Procurement supports delivery of the Council’s Corporate objectives in a compliant manner and to the highest possible professional standards.

Has a focus on developing the Council’s Procurement strategy and related policies, overseeing procurement systems, providing analytical capability to the rest of procurement department and monitoring and reporting on performance and compliance.

Lead and manage a small team within the Procurement department ensuring the appropriate professional standards are continually delivered, staff development plans are in place and Procurement performance Indicators are achieved.

What you will need to bring to the role:

Qualified to CIPS professional level or has extensive experience in a procurement discipline.

Demonstrable experience of leading significant procurement projects within a Local Government / complex political environment.

Demonstrable Procurement, Category Management and Commercial skills and expertise of delivering improvements and efficiencies.

Experience of identifying and delivering significant savings.

Experience of managing spend analysis and a contract register to identify opportunities.

Experience of leading a range of different complex procurement's including Competitive Dialogues and Negotiated Procedures.

You will also benefit from:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Agile Working – supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance
    Flexible Working – to include Agile Working (dependant on the needs of the service), Flexible Retirement
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) Depending upon Salary and Length of Service
  • Learning & Development / Apprenticeships – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

The Recruitment Process

As part of the application form you will be required to upload 2 video review questions to assess your suitability for the role.  You will have a total of up to 5 minutes per question, however please note you do not need to fill the full 5 minutes.  (Refer to the attached document to view the questions in advance and prepare your response).

You will be able to record your answers using a PC/Laptop web cam, a mobile device or you can upload a pre-prepared video response.  Please ensure:-

  • You are set up in a quiet, well lit environment
  • Have you laptop or device at eye level
  • Try to minimise distractions 
  • Make sure your laptop or device is fully charged
  • Take time to practice talking into the camera (prepare your answers before submitting)
  • You will be able to re record your video responses as many times as you like before submitting your completed form

Closing Date: 15th March 2021 at Noon

Shortlisting will be undertaken between the 17th to 19th March 2021

Interviews will be conducted on 24th March 2021 (these will be conducted via MS Teams, you will receive guidance so that you are able to prepare prior to your interview).

For further information contact Paul Norman at paul.norman@dudley.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via

HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; WM Jobs If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via

HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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Job Description
Person Specification
Strategy and Systems Team Remit
Strategy & Systems Team Remit
Video Response Questions
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Java Architect (REMOTE)

Smart Recruit Online

Birmingham, MID
Today
Birmingham, MID
Today

We are actively hiring for a bright, talented Java Architect to join our awesome UK based team. Right now, we have capacity to hire a seasoned Java Developer who has gained some exposure to Architectural work, and who wishes to pursue a career in this field.
You must be well-versed in all things Java, have a good understanding for best practices around TDD/BDD and CI/CD but most of all you will have the aptitude to develop a career as an Architect.
The role of a Java Architect at Team ITG will give you the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative team, who deliver stunning projects for some of the biggest, most innovative and exciting brands.
We are an exciting, friendly company who can offer you the chance to work on a diverse range of projects, ranging from highly complex product configurations to bespoke web applications interfacing with a number of services.
Sound like your thing so far?
The Solutions Architect will act as an internal consultant, advising teams and clients on how best to develop software solutions, getting their hands dirty and writing code when required to solve particularly challenging problems, and building a knowledge base of the software products and services we offer.
We're looking for someone who has the aptitude to lead development teams, work with the client and Agile teams and has strong design skills. It goes without saying that you will have awesome communications skills.
As a Java Architect, you must be capable not only of developing software or reviewing code when needed, but also demonstrate a firm grasp of the full Systems Analysis lifecycle: requirements capture, planning, project estimation and software design. You should be also able to provide leadership and mentoring of less experienced members of the development team.
This role is all about working with others to solve difficult technical challenges. As such the candidate must be able to quickly grasp new programming languages and frameworks in order to support the wide range of technical challenges encountered on each project.
Solutions Architect | Java Architect | Java | J2EE | Web Services | Agile | SCRUM | Linux | Analysis | REST | Spring MVC | TDD | BDD | Developer | BSc | Computer Science | Web Applications | Coding | Communication | Leadership | Mentoring | Remote
Essential Skills
Am I the right person for the job?
  • Demonstrable commercial Java/J2EE development experience across the full software development lifecycle.
  • You'll have loads of experience with Java/J2EE (JSP, Servlets), developing and maintaining client and server-side Web Services (REST) with the use of the Spring MVC frames.
  • You are passionate about technology, commercially experienced with the desire and drive to produce the very best work possible.
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both written and oral; and should demonstrate experience of writing technical documentation.
  • You'll come from a background in Agile (SCRUM) and will have strong logical and problem-solving skills in full software development lifecycle.
  • You're a perfectionist who is not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get involved when needed.
  • BSc Degree in Computer Science or related subject preferred.

About Company
We are Team ITG.
We make collaboration happen. We simplify the complicated. We automate the tedious. We create the beautiful.
Over the last decade we've grown a lot - new people, new technology and lots of brilliant new clients. We're a tech-led marketing business on a mission. A mission to liberate marketers. How? With a blend of our cutting-edge tech-stack, our dedicated team of over 1,000 marketers, fanatical customer service and a passion to help everyone be their creative best...
Hello tomorrow.
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Nurse Practitioner

National Health Service

Hednesford, MID
1 day ago
Hednesford, MID
1 day ago

Nurse Practitioner

Hednesford Medical Practice

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

20 Hours per week

We are a forward thinking practice and have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, resilient, experienced Nurse Practitioner to join our friendly team; to help us to meet our acute clinical workload and provide a high level of care to our 6200 patients.

The post holder will demonstrate courageous and critical thinking and is caring, compassionate and committed experienced nurse who, acting within their professional boundaries; will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care. They will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care including assessment and diagnostic skills for patients within the general practice. The post holder will communicate and work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures and providing nurse leadership as required.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a high standard of patient care as Nurse Practitioner in general practice, using advanced autonomous clinical skills and a broad and in-depth theoretical knowledge base in line with the latest RCN guidance on Nurse Practitioner competencies.

To manage own clinical workload in general practice responding effectively to patient need and ensuring patient choice and ease of access to services

The ideal candidate will be able to use telephone triage to direct care appropriately and manage minor illness either independently or with support from other members of the team. Knowledge of chronic disease management and prescribing qualifications are essential. Home visiting will also be part of the role to support the clinical team.

About us

The practice is constantly looking at improving ways to provide better and more efficient patient care, both at practice and locality level.

You would be supported by a multidisciplinary team of GPs, Clinical Pharmacists, Physician Associate, Practice Nurses, management and admin to be able to provide the best patient care. In addition we have a compliment of pharmacy technicians, a Social Prescriber and direct access to a First Contact Physiotherapist within the practice via our PCN.

We are at the forefront of managing administrative workload, with the help of a dedicated team, thereby, reducing the workload for clinicians.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis
  • Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly
  • Assess, diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate)
  • Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care
  • Support and manage health needs of women presenting for family planning, cervical cytology or sexual health consultation
  • Assess, identify and refer patients presenting with mental health needs in accordance with the NSF for Mental Health
  • Implement and participate in vaccination and immunisation programmes for both adults and children
  • Advise, support and administer vaccinations for patients travelling abroad, where appropriate
  • Promote and deliver evidence-based care for patients presenting with aural conditions
  • Meet the needs of patients presenting for opportunistic wound care

Confidentiality

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.

  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

    Health & Safety

    The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines.
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills.
  • Support patients and colleagues in adopting sound infection control measures
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards and conform to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management and storage
  • Advocate for policies that reduce environmental health risks, are culturally sensitive and increase access to health care for all
  • Oversee the monitoring, stock control and ensure appropriate supervision of safe storage, rotation and disposal of vaccines

Equality and Diversity

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation.

  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues;

  • Behaving in a manner that is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgemental and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights.

    Communication

    The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members and members of the wider multidisciplinary team.

  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers.

  • Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

  • Attend team meetings and contribute towards discussions on matters of practice policy affecting patients and staff.

    Team Working

  • Work as an effective and responsible team member, supporting others and exploring the mechanisms to develop new ways of working.

  • Understand own role and scope and identify how this may develop over time.

  • Create clear referral mechanisms to meet patient need

  • Prioritise own workload and ensure effective time management strategies embedded within the culture of the team.

  • Work effectively with others to clearly define values, direction and policies impacting upon care delivery.

  • Discuss, highlight and work with the team to create opportunities to improve patient care.

  • Agree plans and outcomes by which to measure success.

    Leadership - Professional Development

  • Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the NMC.

  • Assess own learning needs and undertake learning as appropriate.

  • Take responsibility of own development, learning and performance and demonstrate skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

  • Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to share good practice and inform others about current and future developments.

  • Provide an educational role to patients, carers, families and colleagues in an environment that facilitate learning.

  • Undertake mentorship for more junior staff, assessing competence against set standards.

  • Act as a clinical leader in the delivery of practice nursing services ensuring that the needs of the patient are a priority

  • Support staff development in order to maximise potential

  • Encourage others to make realistic self-assessment of their application of knowledge and skills, challenging any complacency or actions that are not in the interest of the public and/or users of services

  • Contribute to the development of local guidelines, protocols and standards

  • Promote the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in general practice

    Managing Information

  • Use technology and appropriate software as an aid to management in planning, implementation and monitoring, presenting and communicating information.

  • Review and process data using accurate coding to ensure easy and accurate retrieval for monitoring and audit purpose.

  • Manage information searches using the internet and local library databases such as the retrieval of relevant information for patients and their condition.

    Quality

  • Deliver care according to NICE guidelines and evidence based care.

  • Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures.

  • Evaluate the patients response to health care provision and the effective ness of care.

  • Support and participate in shared learning across the practice and wider organisation.

  • Use of structured framework to manage, review and identify learning from patient complaints, clinical incidents and near miss events.

  • Assess the impact of policy implementation on care delivery.

  • Initiate and participate in the maintenance of quality governance systems and processes across the organisation.

  • Utilise the audit cycle as a means of evaluating the quality of the work of self and team and implement improvements where required.

  • Assess effectiveness of care delivery through self and peer review, benchmarking and formal evaluation.

  • Collaborate on improving the quality of healthcare in partnership with other clinical teams, responding to local and national policies and initiatives as appropriate.

  • Contribute to the practice achieving its quality targets to sustain the high standard of patient care and service delivery.

  • Understand and apply legal issues that support the identification of vulnerable children and adults, and be aware of procedures and local guidance.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Independent and supplementary Prescriber
  • Current membership of a professional organisation

Desirable

  • Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • A recognised family planning qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 3 years post registration
  • Autonomous practitioner working independently and in conjunction with other health care professionals
  • Experience of autonomous practice supported by appropriate degree/masters level study
  • Evidence of experience using advanced clinical examination & assessment skills within practice supported by the appropriate post registration qualification
  • High Level of clinical skills and competency relevant to the role
  • Experience of multi skilled approach to chronic disease management
  • Has experience of concise history taking and differential diagnosis skills at and advanced level, employing critical thinking
  • Evidence of involvement in clinical audit
  • Experience of prescribing medicines under patient group directives
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Ability to evaluate safety and effectiveness of own practice

Desirable

  • Involvement in mentoring/teaching learners
  • Experience in leadership role & change management
  • Experience of visiting patient in own home/residential setting
  • Good understanding of General Practice Procedures

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of primary & community health care
  • Ability to manage and form management plan for patients with acute & chronic conditions & complex needs
  • Demonstrable awareness of accountability in clinical practice
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the practice and nursing team

Desirable

  • Local and National Policies and impact on General Practice

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates motivation, reliability and commitment to team working and development of others
  • Flexibility, commitment and adaptability
  • Ability to work innovatively across professional and agency boundaries
  • Time management and ability to prioritise workload
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good organisational skills to meet the changing demands of the practice
  • Committed to continuing professional development
  • Evidence of using patient directives

Desirable

  • Use of GP clinical record system (Emis Web) and Docman

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hednesford Medical Practice

Address

Hednesford Valley Health Centre

Station Road

Hednesford

Staffs

WS12 4DH


Employer's website

https://www.hednesford-medical-practice.nhs.uk

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PHP Developer

Coburg Banks Limited

Birmingham, MID
Today
Birmingham, MID
£30k - £35k Per Year
Today
£30k - £35k Per Year

Role: PHP Developer
Location: Birmingham / Remote
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Benefits
Skills: PHP, Laravel, MySQL, Git, RESTful APIs, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

**Temporarily remote due to COVID19 Pandemic**
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Mid-Level PHP Developer to join an existing team of 6 developers in a thriving Fin-Tech Birmingham based business. The role will be best suited to a developer with 3-5 years' experience working with the PHP and LAMP tech stack .You will need to be passionate about web development and have an open and pragmatic approach to be successful in this team. The role will be open ended and varied with plenty of exciting up and coming web and mobile applications to get stuck into.
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passionate about modern software engineering best practice
  • Knowledge of OO PHP and MVC
  • Experience of the Laravel framework (or similar)
  • Proficient in HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, Vue.JS
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • Previous experience developing RESTful web services and both client / server-side components
  • Experience with Version Control - Git, SVN, Mercurial
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of DevOps principles
  • Experience with cloud hosting, such as AWS
  • Experience with unit testing, eg PHPUnit
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate within all levels of a business
  • Good problem solver with a passion for using the latest technologies
  • Team player, friendly, approachable with a flexible attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to spot errors and question information received
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines

Benefits:
  • DIS 3 x salary
  • PMI (private medical insurance)
  • Work from home
  • Family friendly policies
  • Pension
  • 23 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays initially, rising with length of service
  • Opportunity to buy or sell holiday
  • Perkbox which gives a range of benefits such as discounts off shopping, discounts off cinema tickets, free coffees, mobile phone insurance etc
  • Start and finish times flexible to suit

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us
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Head of QA

IN TOUCH GAMES LIMITED

B63 3BL, MID
Today
B63 3BL, MID
£45k - £50k Per Year
Today
£45k - £50k Per Year

Job title: Head of QA

Location: Birmingham, Halesowen (+ in-house relocation service available).

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + comprehensive benefits (inc private pension, free on-site gym, free breakfast and lunch, flexi-working hours, casual dress, 26 days holiday and lots more!).

Keywords: Manual, Testing, QA, QA Test Lead, QA Manager, Test Manager, Gaming, Jira, ISTQB/ISEB, Mobile Gaming, Birmingham.

Head of QA with QA Test Management, Manual Testing, Mobile App Testing, and Test Strategy expertise is highly sought by a mobile gaming company based in Birmingham who have released a number of award winning games across mobile (iOS, Android), web and tablet!

As Head of QA you will be in the heart of the action, working in a fast-paced environment alongside our dedicated QA departments - dynamic teams of manual QA Testers. These QA teams are responsible for ensuring quality across all of our systems (payments, tracking, back-office and internal systems, apps, slot games, bingo games, roulette, Remote Gambling requirements, etc.) and it will be important to have a full understanding of all product testing areas. You will be an integral player, being responsible for the communication, testing and reporting processes used by multiple QA teams across global offices, and in supporting our QA managers in applying best practices, raising quality and ensuring best value from their teams.

Working within an Agile (SCRUM) environment, you will set realistic performance targets and support team members in achieving these whilst recognising good performance, developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours through your use of effective coaching to ensure the highest testing standards are acknowledged and reached.

This opportunity would ideally suit a current QA Test Manager with excellent Team Lead experience who is looking to step up. You will have 'hands on' responsibility for manual testing across multiple platforms including mobile, web and tablet. Suitable candidates will currently be 'hands on' and up-to-date with the latest test tools and looking for a role where you will be fully accountable for the delivery of the QA teams.

Key skills:

  • Excellent QA Test Lead/Management experience (managed QA teams of 10+ testers).
  • Manual Testing expertise (creating, executing and updating test cases, plans etc).
  • Agile (SCRUM) experience.
  • Experience of driving the development, definition and implementation of QA/test processes and strategy.

Nice to have:

  • Jira experience (or similar bug tracking software).
  • ISTQB/ISEB certification or equivalent.

Therefore, if you are a highly skilled and experienced Head of QA with excellent Team Lead skills with good 'hands on' Manual Testing experience and you would like to join a multiple award winning eGaming studio who have been accredited as one of the 'Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain', been recognised by the BBC as a top technology employer and have a 1 star accreditation as a 'Top Company to Work For' then send in your CV today for review!

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Software Developer

IT Executive Group

Sutton Coldfield, MID
3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, MID
£25k - £35k Per Year
3 days ago
£25k - £35k Per Year
Software Developer
IT Executive have been instructed by a leading Digital Marketing agency in Sutton Coldfield to find them a Software Developer. The role will be office based with some occasional work from home opportunities. This truly is an exciting opportunity for a Software Developer to join a business that is organically growing and building an exceptional team to expand and deliver the best possible services to their varied client base.
We are looking for Software Developers that are motivated, love coding and passionate about their work and want to progress their skillset and career.
The company is a market leader and has continually grown over the years. They truly look after staff, promote within, develop people, and help build careers (not just jobs). It is a privilege to partner with a company that values staff and their clients.
The Software Developer will be part of a small technical team and you will get to work on exciting projects, big brand names, be able to explore new technologies and be given all the tools you need to carry out your role.
Some good to traits to have:
Passion
Engaging
Motivated
Problem solver
Ambitious
Proactive
Finally, enthusiastic and willingness to learn
The Software Developer will be working closely with the team lead to make sure projects are being completed to the highest standard. This will include liaising with team members, clients and have a consultative approach on new and existing projects. The Web Developer will be building new bespoke sites, digital projects, be involved throughout all stages of the web design and development process, provide maintenance, occasional HTML email templates and additional development work when required.
Key skills required:
HTML/CSS
WordPress
PHP/OOP
JavaScript
Experience building website for SEO best practice
Git
Comfortable with Mac environment
Desired Skills:
Rest API
WooCommerce
Experience with GitHub or similar
Web Agency experience
WordPress is the main platform here and the desire to learn more advanced CMS is perfect!
It is essential that all Software Developers have first class communication skills - both written and verbal. Candidates will be very enthusiastic and have a desire to succeed.
For the successful Software Developer, we offer a competitive package along with excellent career opportunities.
For more information please contact Graham Feegan on graham@it-executive.com or call 01908 506 506
IT Executive Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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Salaried GP

National Health Service

Hednesford, MID
3 days ago
Hednesford, MID
3 days ago

Salaried GP

Hednesford Medical Practice

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

4-6 sessions per week

We are a forward thinking practice and have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, resilient, flexible GP to join our friendly team. We have a history of supporting professional development for all our staff and you would have the opportunity to develop your role in the practice, be it in developing your role as a trainer, or special interests.

We are offering flexibility to the role, to suit work- life balance.

  • GMS Practice (6200 patients)

  • Low home visiting rates

  • Flexibility and support to structure your sessions

  • A slick back office team, working to reduce GP workload

  • Monthly Protected Learning Opportunities

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage a caseload and deal with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients.

At all times the post holder must act in a manner consistent with the code of conduct and appearance representing the practice and the NHS.

About us

The practice is constantly looking at improving ways to provide better and more efficient patient care, both at practice and locality level.

You would be supported by a multidisciplinary team of GPs, Clinical Pharmacists, Physician Associate, Practice Nurses, management and admin to be able to provide the best patient care. In addition we have a compliment of pharmacy technicians, a Social Prescriber and direct access to a First Contact Physiotherapist within the practice via our PCN.

We are at the forefront of managing administrative workload, with the help of a dedicated team, thereby, reducing the workload for clinicians.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main purpose of the role: To provide general medical services to our registered population and to seek continuous improvement on the services that we provide. The appointee will also have the opportunity to take part in leading on key disease areas (monitoring trends in treatment, staff training and prescribing)

Clinical responsibilities:

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her-self available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone/video consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, patient test results, patient medical reports and examinations (e.g. Insurance Companies) on behalf of the Practice, referral letters NHS/private, paperwork and correspondence in a timely manner.

  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation.

  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems

  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness

  • Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols

  • Providing counselling and health education

  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate

  • Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards.

  • Collecting data for audit purposes.

  • Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions. Prescribing in accordance with locally agreed or national guidelines.

  • In general the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

    Other responsibilities with the Practice:

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety, annual QOF Assessment of the Practice.

  • A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice.

  • Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation;

  • Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records.

  • Attending training, Practice Meetings and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.

  • Participate in a share of Duty Doctor responsibilities

  • Participate in Multi-disciplinary team meetings as required by the practice.

  • Supporting colleagues with the smooth running of the surgery by providing cover and assistance, in particular during periods of illness, annual leave or absence for other reasons

Confidentiality

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.

  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

    Health & Safety

    The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the Practice Health & Safety Policy, to include:

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines.

  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process.

  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills.

  • Using appropriate infection control procedures.

  • Reporting potential risks identified.

    Equality and Diversity

    The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation.

  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues;

  • Behaving in a manner that is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgemental and respects their circumstances, feelings, priorities and rights.

    Personal/Professional Development

    In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or study days necessary to ensure that professional development requirements are met, the post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, annual GP Appraisal including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development.

  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

    Quality

    The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of Clinical Governance issues, quality and risk; participate in Significant Event Analysis reviews.

  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision.

  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance.

  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs.

  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources. He/she will also contribute to the overall team-working of the Practice putting the needs of the Practice first.

    Communication

    The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members.

  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers.

  • Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

  • Attend team meetings and contribute towards discussions on matters of practice policy affecting patients and staff.

    Contribution to the planning and implementation of services

    The post-holder will:

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance;

  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work.

  • Participate in audit where appropriate.

  • Work with the Partners and Management Team to achieve standards of quality, performance standards, budgets and targets without compromising levels of patient healthcare.

  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of new standards, policies and procedures that are/will be required of GP Practices now and in the future.

  • Liaise with other healthcare professionals when required opportunity to be involved in the Primary Care Network

The duties listed within this document may alter through time, in such instances the post holder will be informed of these and will accommodate as required. If a training/skill issue is raised, this should be raised with the Practice Manager in the first instance.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities & Attributes

Essential

  • Drive & Vision
  • Initiative and drive
  • Self-motivated and positive
  • Forward looking
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Self-preservation
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to deal with uncertainty
  • Resourcefulness and common sense.
  • Recognise own limits and act appropriately.
  • Good time management skills & ability to prioritise work.
  • Ability to use own judgement and make decisions
  • Colleague and patient relations
  • Good team player
  • Pleasant
  • Empathic, honest, caring
  • Diplomatic
  • Observance of strict confidentiality
  • Other
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to problem solve on a daily basis.
  • Diligence
  • Hard working
  • Adaptable

Desirable

  • Leadership
  • Ability to lead in clinical areas

Qualifications

Essential

  • Fully Qualified GP
  • MRCGP
  • GMC full registration
  • Entry on the Medical Performers List
  • Current valid driving licence/access to a car

Desirable

  • Higher postgraduate membership (e.g. DRCOG)

Experience

Essential

  • Clinical Experience
  • Have worked in general practice/community medicine
  • Experience of multidiscipline team working
  • A good understanding of QOF
  • A good understanding of patient choice
  • IT Experience
  • Experience of GP clinical system EMIS Web

Desirable

  • GP Trainer
  • Leadership

Skills & Competencies

Essential

  • Communication
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen and empathise
  • Team working and problem solving
  • Ability to work/lead as part of Multi-disciplinary team
  • Problems solving skills and a solution focused approach
  • Professional
  • Evidence of self-directed learning and consolidation of professional training
  • Clear understanding of clinical governance
  • Understands importance of evidence based practice
  • Good grasp of medical ethics

Desirable

  • A special interest

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Hednesford Medical Practice

Address

Hednesford Valley Health Centre

Station Road

Hednesford

Staffs

WS12 4DH


Employer's website

https://www.hednesford-medical-practice.nhs.uk

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Overseas Visitors Officer

National Health Service

West Bromwich, MID
4 days ago
West Bromwich, MID
4 days ago

Overseas Visitors Officer

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

The closing date is 03 March 2021

Job overview

The post holder will support the Overseas Visitors Manager and provide advice in relation to overseas visitor legislation and related Department of Health and other guidance. The post holder will liaise with internal colleagues and external agencies and identify, interview, assess and investigate to establish whether patients are entitled to free NHS healthcare or support the Overseas Visitors Manager to ensure that there is maximum recovery of Trust income associated with overseas patients.

We encourage you to apply for this position early as we reserve the right to close applications before the closing date specified. Invitation to interview will be by email only.

****PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY******

Successful candidates will go through a testing and interview process.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will liaise with internal colleagues and external agencies and request payment in advance for all chargeable treatment, raise invoices, follow up unpaid debt and maintain the computerised accounts receivable system to ensure income due to the Trust is accurately recorded in the financial ledger. Responsible for the maintenance of the Trusts accounts receivable system and the provision of a comprehensive debtor and credit control service to ensure that invoices and credit notes are raised promptly and accurately and that debts are settled promptly.

About us

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping colleagues achieve the best possible work/ life balance. We are proud to offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best and find support if they need it.

As part of our commitment to Public Health all Trust premises have been smoke free from July 2019.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust works with DisabledGo to provide detailed access covering all areas of the Trust, including where to park, wheelchair access and accessible facilities.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals have signed the Charter for Employers Who Are positive About Mental Health

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide a consistent and knowledgeable contact point, answering queries, giving advice and providing information to other departments and to external organisations where necessary on any matters surrounding the identification and charging of overseas visitors.
  • To have and maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Overseas Visitor Charging Regulations in force at any point together with any Guidance documents or other information provided by the Department of Health or other bodies.
  • To have a thorough understanding of the Trust policies and procedures specifically in relation to Overseas Visitors and financial processes and assist the Overseas Visitors Manager with review and update as required.
  • Access various information sources, including but not limited to internally produced
  • activity reports, the Summary Care Record, Patient Administration Systems, the Home Office Evidence & Enquiry Service, the Department for Work and Pensions to remotely investigate a patients Overseas Visitors Status and any other available system.
  • Conduct face to face interviews with patients and/or their representatives, responding to emotionally heightened situations calmly, sensitively and robustly.
  • Engage the services of an interpreter where appropriate. Collate identity and residency documentation.
  • Liaise with clinical and other colleagues to establish what treatment has been/will be provided and identify if treatment is urgent or immediately necessary.
  • Maintain detailed records and database for all cases.
  • To ensure medical and nursing staff are made aware when an overseas Visitor is identified as chargeable and patient information systems are updated with the relevant status.
  • Using the relevant financial codes and calculating, where possible, the value of Overseas Visitors estimate invoices and/or liaising with Income & contracts team to obtain costings.
  • Where appropriate, obtain copies of EHIC cards and insert details on electronic portal to recover costs from patients home country.
  • Obtain full payment / deposit in advance of all treatment and register the payment in line with the Trusts financial protocols.
  • Take payments via card, cash or cheque & allocate payments onto financial systems.
  • Register any outstanding debts on the relevant Home Office database and ensure this is maintained.
  • Liaise with Trust colleagues to ensure that potential chargeable overseas patients are identified at the earliest opportunity.
  • Inform the contracting department of those patients of countries where reciprocal agreements exist or when an overseas visitors is exempt as laid down in the overseas visitors guidance.
  • Provide sufficient information to allow the department of health to recover costs via the EHIC scheme using the web portal.
  • To always act in a professional and courteous manner, adhering to Trust values and policies.
  • Support the Overseas Visitors Manager and participate in the development and delivery of training programmes for staff to support the management of overseas visitors.
  • The post holder is responsible for assisting the overseas visitors manager on the training of new staff members including temporary bank staff in departmental practices.
  • The post holder will be responsible for advising other hospital staff about the Department of Health Regulations this may include induction for new employees.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders including similar role post holders at other Trusts.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as directed, commensurate with the role and banding.
  • The post holder is expected to work flexibly, with possible weekend and evening work rotas and also to provide annual leave and sickness cover for other team members.
  • To maintain mandatory training at the required level and undertake relevant additional training commensurate with the post.
  • Responsible for the collection of outstanding debt to the trust with respect to overseas visitors.
  • Creating customer accounts & then raising customer invoices and credit notes for goods and services provided ensuring that income due to the Trust is invoiced promptly and accurately recorded in accounts receivable system.
  • Ensuring that accurate records are maintained in respect of all debt follow up (either via system notes or back-up documentation) to enable the production of meaningful debtor reports to the Trusts Finance and Performance Management Committee.
  • Raising prompt production and dispatch of both monthly statements to customers and regular reminder letters.
  • Responsible for raising invoices in order to resolve queries received from customers and clients.
  • Responsible for ensuring that customer account and contact details are maintained up to date which may involve the use of Internet websites to obtain necessary information.
  • Ensuring that accounts receivable records are efficiently and accurately maintained. Ensure that for all debts raised that there is sufficient information (either via system notes or back-up documentation) to enable timely and effective debt recovery. Ensure that payments taken are logged and appropriately allocated to invoices raised. Maintain an effective working relationship with the finance department, other officers of the Trust and members of the public to ensure work is carried out efficiently and to a satisfactory standard.
  • When necessary to provide information to patients with regards to completion to direct settlement and claim forms in order that their insurer can pay their account.
  • The post holder is expected to work flexibly, with possible weekend and evening work rotas and also to provide annual leave and sickness cover for other overseas visitor team members.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reviewing own performance, ensuring that all the work is completed to a high standard and within agreed deadlines that will enable the trust to meet its statutory financial and other reporting deadlines. To keep abreast of changes within the NHS Financial regime where these have a direct impact on duties. To be prepared to enhance skills and competencies through training and development activities

Person Specification

Experiance dealing with difficult situations

Essential

  • previous experiance in dealing with stressful situations

Desirable

  • Debt collection experiance

Test and Interview

Essential

  • A level or equivalant experiance

Desirable

  • Experiance with Overaseas related role

Test

Essential

  • Telephone and Finance Test

Desirable

  • Knowlege of the charging regulation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Address

Sandwell General Hospital

Trinity House

West Bromwich

B71 4HJ


Employer's website

https://www.swbh.nhs.uk/

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Head of QA

IN TOUCH GAMES LIMITED

B63 3BL, MID
Today
B63 3BL, MID
£45k - £50k Per Year
Today
£45k - £50k Per Year

Job title: Head of QA

Location: Birmingham, Halesowen (+ in-house relocation service available).

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 + comprehensive benefits (inc private pension, free on-site gym, free breakfast and lunch, flexi-working hours, casual dress, 26 days holiday and lots more!).

Keywords: Manual, Testing, QA, QA Test Lead, QA Manager, Test Manager, Gaming, Jira, ISTQB/ISEB, Mobile Gaming, Birmingham.

Head of QA with QA Test Management, Manual Testing, Mobile App Testing, and Test Strategy expertise is highly sought by a mobile gaming company based in Birmingham who have released a number of award winning games across mobile (iOS, Android), web and tablet!

As Head of QA you will be in the heart of the action, working in a fast-paced environment alongside our dedicated QA departments - dynamic teams of manual QA Testers. These QA teams are responsible for ensuring quality across all of our systems (payments, tracking, back-office and internal systems, apps, slot games, bingo games, roulette, Remote Gambling requirements, etc.) and it will be important to have a full understanding of all product testing areas. You will be an integral player, being responsible for the communication, testing and reporting processes used by multiple QA teams across global offices, and in supporting our QA managers in applying best practices, raising quality and ensuring best value from their teams.

Working within an Agile (SCRUM) environment, you will set realistic performance targets and support team members in achieving these whilst recognising good performance, developing their knowledge, skills and behaviours through your use of effective coaching to ensure the highest testing standards are acknowledged and reached.

This opportunity would ideally suit a current QA Test Manager with excellent Team Lead experience who is looking to step up. You will have 'hands on' responsibility for manual testing across multiple platforms including mobile, web and tablet. Suitable candidates will currently be 'hands on' and up-to-date with the latest test tools and looking for a role where you will be fully accountable for the delivery of the QA teams.

Key skills:

  • Excellent QA Test Lead/Management experience (managed QA teams of 10+ testers).
  • Manual Testing expertise (creating, executing and updating test cases, plans etc).
  • Agile (SCRUM) experience.
  • Experience of driving the development, definition and implementation of QA/test processes and strategy.

Nice to have:

  • Jira experience (or similar bug tracking software).
  • ISTQB/ISEB certification or equivalent.

Therefore, if you are a highly skilled and experienced Head of QA with excellent Team Lead skills with good 'hands on' Manual Testing experience and you would like to join a multiple award winning eGaming studio who have been accredited as one of the 'Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain', been recognised by the BBC as a top technology employer and have a 1 star accreditation as a 'Top Company to Work For' then send in your CV today for review!

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Veterinary Surgeon Team Leader

PDSA

Oldbury, MID
19 days ago
Oldbury, MID
19 days ago

Pets and people at the heart of what we do.

About the Role:

We arelooking to recruit a Veterinary Surgeon Team Leader to support theSenior Veterinary Surgeon (SVS), through the leadership of the Veterinary Surgeon team, to deliver efficient, professional and caring Petservices to the local community. You will be responsible for all aspects of team management including recruitment, selection and development, delivery of projects and delegation of tasks as determined by the SVS.Your time will be split between management/ admin tasks and time on the clinical rota.

Wealso offer great benefits which include:

  • Allocated CPD funding of 37.5hours
  • Excellent career opportunities/development
  • 37.5hr working week
  • Travel allowance
  • 5 weeks holiday per year
  • Paid statutory holidays
  • Life assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance (after 12 months service – permanent employees only)

Our Purpose built Hospital will give you the opportunity to see more in a year than most see in a career. This role with provide you with the chance to deal with a challenging medical and surgical caseload in a well equipped &highly supportive environment . You will have the opportunity to experience dealing with a range ofsoft tissue and orthopaedic cases with friendly experienced colleagues ready to help support your professional journey.

Please copy and paste the below into your web browserto see the video of the Oldbury Hospital opening:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=oldbury+pdsa

Oldbury PDSA Pet Hospital has a hard working and passionate team of vets and nurses, who are kept moving by a large support team of Veterinary/Animal Care Assistants and receptionists. We have staff ranging from trainees, up to over 30 years’ experience with the hospital!

About You:

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skill, with a proven trackrecord in customer service andteam work, combined with extensive clinical knowledge in small animal practice.

The closing date for this vacancy may be brought forward should we receive sufficient candidates.

About PDSA:

As the UK’s leading veterinary charity, with 48 Pet Hospitals, we strive to improve pets’ lives – through prevention, education and treatment. Every year our dedicated vet teams carry out 2.7 million treatments on 470,000 pets. Our national network of around 120 high street shops help us to provide these treatments through selling both donated and new goods.

We believe that we work better together, so everyone from our vets, volunteers, shop teams and to our office support colleagues – we are driven in our dedication and passionate about pets. Join us and help improve the lives of every pet.

PDSA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks

We are proud to be one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations. Our fantastic people have a genuine affinity with our cause which empowers them to make a positive difference to the world we live in every single day! Join the team and find out what it’s like to be in the Top 100!

Posted

3 days ago

Description

Dudley Council embrace our 6 values which should guide our behaviour and decision making to achieve our vision... we will be one council, building an effective and dynamic organisation. We expect you to embrace these values:

  • Accountable
  • Be determined
  • Have empowerment and respect
  • Strive for excellence
  • Simplicity 
  • Work together

Through modernising our Procurement Service we are seeking a leader to focus on developing the Council’s Procurement strategy and related policies, overseeing procurement systems, providing analytical capability and monitoring and reporting on performance and compliance.

More information on the Procurement Improvement Service please click the following link:

www.dudleycounciljobs.org.uk

Please also refer to the additional attached document Strategy & Systems Team Remit for further details on the role.

What you will do:

Bring expertise and knowledge in developing and applying best practices, innovation and improvements.

Provide insight through analysis of data and optimising use of technology to ensure Procurement supports delivery of the Council’s objectives and develop and implements appropriate policies.

Support the Head of Procurement in the leadership of the department and developing a modern and resilient, high quality, customer focused procurement service through implementing the Procurement Improvement Programme.

Ensure Procurement supports delivery of the Council’s Corporate objectives in a compliant manner and to the highest possible professional standards.

Has a focus on developing the Council’s Procurement strategy and related policies, overseeing procurement systems, providing analytical capability to the rest of procurement department and monitoring and reporting on performance and compliance.

Lead and manage a small team within the Procurement department ensuring the appropriate professional standards are continually delivered, staff development plans are in place and Procurement performance Indicators are achieved.

What you will need to bring to the role:

Qualified to CIPS professional level or has extensive experience in a procurement discipline.

Demonstrable experience of leading significant procurement projects within a Local Government / complex political environment.

Demonstrable Procurement, Category Management and Commercial skills and expertise of delivering improvements and efficiencies.

Experience of identifying and delivering significant savings.

Experience of managing spend analysis and a contract register to identify opportunities.

Experience of leading a range of different complex procurement's including Competitive Dialogues and Negotiated Procedures.

You will also benefit from:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Agile Working – supporting and promoting a positive work/life balance
    Flexible Working – to include Agile Working (dependant on the needs of the service), Flexible Retirement
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) Depending upon Salary and Length of Service
  • Learning & Development / Apprenticeships – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

The Recruitment Process

As part of the application form you will be required to upload 2 video review questions to assess your suitability for the role.  You will have a total of up to 5 minutes per question, however please note you do not need to fill the full 5 minutes.  (Refer to the attached document to view the questions in advance and prepare your response).

You will be able to record your answers using a PC/Laptop web cam, a mobile device or you can upload a pre-prepared video response.  Please ensure:-

  • You are set up in a quiet, well lit environment
  • Have you laptop or device at eye level
  • Try to minimise distractions 
  • Make sure your laptop or device is fully charged
  • Take time to practice talking into the camera (prepare your answers before submitting)
  • You will be able to re record your video responses as many times as you like before submitting your completed form

Closing Date: 15th March 2021 at Noon

Shortlisting will be undertaken between the 17th to 19th March 2021

Interviews will be conducted on 24th March 2021 (these will be conducted via MS Teams, you will receive guidance so that you are able to prepare prior to your interview).

For further information contact Paul Norman at paul.norman@dudley.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via

HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; WM Jobs If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via

HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

The Council will check the information that you have provided against any details already held for accuracy and completeness. The Council will check, share and cross match your information both internally within the council and with external organisations to protect public funds and prevent or detect crime, only where the law allows us to do so. The Council’s full Privacy and Disclaimer Statement can be accessed on the website at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/

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Supporting documents
Job Description
Person Specification
Strategy and Systems Team Remit
Strategy & Systems Team Remit
Video Response Questions

Source: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council