Awarded to SCARCe-IT

Start date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Value: £18,000
Company size: SME
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

IT Project Manager

6 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 1 large

16 Completed applications

13 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Tuesday 22 January 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 24 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
• To initiate and deliver the Kent Ophthalmology Record PID for the all participating trusts within the Kent & Medway
• Utilise excellent stakeholder management capability to mobilise the project and drive it forwards toward implementation.
Latest start date
Friday 8 February 2019
Expected contract length
2 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The successful candidate will be part of the EKHUFT IT Projects Team but for the role they will be performing they will interact with all participating hospital Trusts within Kent and Medway as well as high street optometrists, general practitioners, screening services and private providers across the county.
What the specialist will work on
The successful candidate will support the initiation and development of a county wide Ophthalmology Record (KOR, Kent Ophthalmology Record) based on OpenEyes.

OpenEyes is being implemented in EKHUFT on a pathway by pathway basis and is now live in several sub-specialty areas. The focus of this opportunity will be to -

• Develop OpenEyes for use outside of EKHUFT to deliver an integrated eye care record (KOR) across providers, including high street optometrists, general practitioners, screening services, hospital trusts and private providers.
• Provide connected care through technology to streamline referrals, image sharing and improve feedback.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Folkestone but will involve travel all around Kent and Medway.
Working arrangements
5 days a week 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
  • Extensive experience of working in a project environment
  • Extensive experience of work with different project management methodologies
  • Ability to mobilise a number of different organisations to facilitate and scope project objectives, benefits, requirements, plans etc. into a single PID
  • Experience of working under pressure particularly with end-users at all levels of seniority.
  • Evidence of excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge or experience of working in Trusts and NHS organisations in Kent and Medway
  • Experience of the Open Eyes product and awareness of the KOR - Kent Ophthalmology Record
  • Knowledge of existing and emerging technologies applicable to health and clinical practice.
  • Experience of delivery Ophthalmology based IT Projects

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team player within our organisation and others
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Challenge the status quo
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this requirement inside or outside IR35?
It is considered outside of IR35.