Digital Project Support Officer

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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Hazel Grove / Stepping Hill
£22,549 - £24,882 pa
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Digital Project Support Officer


Band 4

Main area Digital & Informatics
Grade Band 4
Contract Fixed term: 12 months
Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Job ref 362-A-22-4161079

Site Stepping Hill Hospital
Town Stockport
Salary £22,549 - £24,882 pa
Salary period Yearly
Closing 26/05/2022 23:59
Interview date 09/06/2022


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise:  ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.


Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

We Care

  • About each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • The communities we serve
  • The environment
  • We support them and deliver on their promises

We Respect

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We Listen to

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We act and learn from what we hear


Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual to join the Digital team.

The role will support the Digital Team providing comprehensive, professional and responsive administrative, project management and improvement support to the team.  The post holder will assist the team in the delivery of Digital projects across the organisation, in line with the Trust's project management approach.  

Main duties of the job

The Digital Project Support Officer at Stockport NHS FT will support the Digital Team to:

Provide administrative support to the Digital Team including supporting and enabling delivery of the Trust’s key Digital programmes and projects.
Provide administrative support to the Digital Team including organising and coordinating Digital programme and project meetings and events.
Any other duties  inline with Digital programme activities.

Working for our organisation

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers. We are an integrated provider of acute hospital and community services for the people of Stockport, as well serving the populations of East Cheshire and the High Peak in North Derbyshire.

Our mission is to make a difference every day.

Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached supporting documentation - Job Description, for main duties and responsibilities and person specification.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings.  Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination.  If you are unvaccinated and you would like some advice or information, including how to get vaccinated, please email  There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person specification


Essential criteria

GSCE or equivalent in Maths and English
Evidence of higher level education e.g. NVQ Level 2 or 3, Degree, Diploma
Evidence of recent and on-going relevant learning and development

Desirable criteria

Recognised IT qualification
Project Management qualification

Work Related Circumstances

Essential criteria

Able to work flexibly as required


Essential criteria

Knowledge and understanding of project management and change approaches
Knowledge and experience of a full range of administrative processes
Excellent working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office and Windows systems


Essential criteria

Previous experience of working in an office based administrative role
Experience of maintaining accurate records
Experience of organising or supporting meetings
Experience of working with sensitive or confidential information
Experience of gathering intelligence from a variety of sources
Understanding of improvement approaches or methodologies
Experience of working with senior colleagues (clinical and non-clinical)
Experience of report writing

Desirable criteria

Experience of working in an NHS, social care, public sector or voluntary environment
Experience of working within a project office environment
Experience of events’ organisation


Essential criteria

Excellent organisational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate in a clear and articulate manner
Excellent attention to detail
Competent in administrative practices and procedures
Ability to prioritise and deliver on time against a background of changing demands
Able to use own initiative
Ability to demonstrate integrity and discretion at all times
Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
Ability to work as a team member, closely and harmoniously with others

Desirable criteria

Ability to lead and facilitate meetings
Ability to work creatively and share innovative ideas

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

Please note that all correspondence will be via your NHS Jobs account. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Please also note that Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are unable to refund Interview expenses or re-location costs.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfills the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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