Awarded to Venn Group

Start date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Value: £20,000
Company size: large
East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT), Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW)

Business Relationship Manager

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

11 Completed applications

8 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Friday 18 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 25 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Based within the Project Teams and working with the Programme Directors at EKHUFT and MTW to establish and facilitate the buddy arrangement between KCH and EKHUFT & MTW.
Latest start date
Friday 1 February 2019
Expected contract length
2 months with possible extension
South East England
Organisation the work is for
East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT), Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW)
Maximum day rate
Max day rate - £400

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The successful candidate will be working with Programme/Implementation Teams from East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) and Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). Sourcing specialist IT and Clinical skills from Kings College Hospital (KCH).
What the specialist will work on
Establish and facilitate “buddy” arrangements in relation to the implementation of Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager™ (SCM) system (electronic health record) between Kings College Hospital (KCH) and East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) and Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). -
o Governance and leadership required to support implementation
o Pitfalls and lessons learnt associated with organisational change
o Building the formulary in SCM (dm+d compliance)
o Configuration of SCM for e-prescribing and medicines administration
o Go-live planning
This role will be to liaise between the 3 Trusts, mindful of the differences in project plans for EKHUFT and MTW

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
You will be working all over Kent, primarily in Canterbury and Maidstone as well as in south London .
Working arrangements
Based at home with travel required to EKHFT, MTW and KCH sites.

Preferred Option 2-3 days a week but will consider Mon-Fri
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
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Experience of setting up similar arrangements/programmes between a number of organisations
  • Ability to scope work quickly and effectively utilising the resources available
  • Proven ability to think and act fast, and deliver pragmatic and effective solutions
  • Evidence of an excellent customer services approach to service delivery
  • Able to produce accurate and timely information reports.
  • 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
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Facilitating and implementing improvements through the delivery of IT systems.
  • Knowledge of implementation of electronic health records including e-prescribing and medicines administration
  • Knowledge of or experience within the Kent & Medway NHS sector

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
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Challenge the status quo
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you please confirm the IR35 status of this position.
It is considered outside IR35
2. Also are you only expecting someone to work a maximum of 3 days per week?
2 to 3 days a week would be preferable, but we will consider someone for 5 days a week.
3. Can the authority confirm if an incumbent is currently in this role and if they will be invited to apply via DOS
No incumbent in place
4. Is the specialist required to have hands on build & configuration experience of SCM or just experience of managing/coordinating the implementation of SCM or similar system?
Just experience of managing/coordinating SCM or similar would be advantageous
5. Are travel expenses covered for travel between each of the 3 sites?
Travel expenses would be covered from base in Folkestone to these sites.
6. Given the mobile nature of the assignment and the requirement for extensive travel – will you pay travelling expenses (e.g. mileage) and if so at what rates?
First question answered previously. Second question - standard NHS mileage rates.