Awarded to Venn Group

Start date: Monday 19 November 2018
Value: £45,000
Company size: large
Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance Living With & Beyond Cancer

Cancer Collaboration IT Project Manager

12 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 2 large

22 Completed applications

19 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 18 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 22 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 25 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
• To be a single point of contact for all participating trusts within the Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance from IT implementation perspective.
• To support the implementation of the Infoflex System in delivery of the Recovery Package and Stratified pathways
Latest start date
Monday 5 November 2018
Expected contract length
4 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance Living With & Beyond Cancer
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Based within a IT Project Teams

This will include working with the cancer teams to ensure that the IT functionality is in place for the implementation of the relevant elements of the Recovery Package (Holistic Needs Assessment, Treatment Summaries & Cancer Care Reviews)

The post holder will also be responsible for system implementation that will support teams in the design of stratified pathways and changing how patients are followed up.
What the specialist will work on
The successful candidate will support the Implementation of the Infoflex System in line with the Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance delivery plan.

This will involve working with the East Kent CCGs, Macmillan GPS, Cancer Alliance stakeholders and the other acute hospitals in Kent & Medway to deliver the IT element of the programme.

The successful candidate will implement the IT function that will support the delivery of the Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance objectives.

The post holder will also be responsible for system implementation that will support teams in design of stratified pathways and changing how patients are followed up.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Folkestone but will involve travel all around Kent and Medway.
Working arrangements
Preferred Option 3 days a week, but would consider 5 days a week
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Extensive experience of working in a project environment
  • Extensive experience of work with different project management methodologies
  • Experience of training staff
  • Experience of using high level IT functionality
  • Facilitating and implementing clinical service improvement through the delivery of IT systems.
  • Proven track record of working as part of a team.
  • Experience of working under pressure particularly with end-users at all levels of seniority.
  • Experience of considering problems and issues from a clinician and end-user perspective and to adapt processes for the application
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly.
  • Proven ability to think and act fast, and deliver pragmatic and effective solutions.
  • Evidence of an excellent customer services approach to service delivery.
  • Highly developed analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to produce accurate and timely information reports using statistical techniques where appropriate and provide verbal/written analysis and commentary.
  • Ability to exercise and manage own work effectively, independently and pragmatically to achieve and prioritise objectives, deadlines and solutions despite obstacles, working within the demands of the user environment
  • Ability to take a flexible and versatile approach to problem solving
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed Influencing and negotiating skills including key stakeholder engagement skills
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of NHS Cancer system and business requirements of differing Trusts and NHS organisations in Kent and Medway
  • Knowledge of or experience within the Kent & Medway Cancer Alliance
  • Knowledge of existing and emerging technologies applicable to health and clinical practice.
  • Experience of contributing to developing and managing training programmes.
  • Experience of routine, ad- hoc statistical and statutory reporting along with interpretation of results

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Challenge the status quo
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. 1. Can you advise whether this assignment sits in-scope or out of scope of IR35?
1. Outside
2. Please confirm the daily pay rate for the assignment?
TBC but will based on CV's received and in line with market rates.
3. Please confirm if the successful candidate requires any form of security clearance? e.g. DBS?
No DBS, but usual reference checks will apply
4. Day rate section has been left blank, are you expecting suppliers to drive this based on strength of candidate?
See answer to question 2 already published.
5. Is there a possibility of the 4 month period being extended if need be?
Possibly but not guaranteed.
6. Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
No there isn't.
7. Please can you confirm the budget limit for this position?
Not at liberty to divulge this.
8. Please can you confirm if this role is inside/outside IR35?
Already answered - question 1
9. In the spec you mentioned 3 days per week but 5 being acceptable, does this mean that you will accept a specialist working remotely for 2 days per week?
No working remotely. 3 days a week means only working three days a week, with two Non-working days. If we can't get that then we'll consider people who only want to do 5 days.
10. As this role involves travel to other locations is a T&S budget available or should this be taken into account within the day rate.
Successful candidate will be based at the specified location and will be able to claim travel expenses for travel from there to other sites. No subsistence paid.
11. Experience of using high level IT functionality?
Proven experience of utilising functions within tools that are commonly used within project delivery environments.