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Priory Group Division

Central Services





Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory is the leading independent provider of mental healthcare and adult social care in the UK. We have an exciting opportunity for a IT Systems Specialist, to join our IT & Projects team and support our growing business on a fixed term contract for an external applicant, or a fixed term secondment for an internal applicant.

Working alongside our IT Systems Specialists, and Projects teams the specialist will take a lead role in the implementation of software projects into the Priory business. Liaising with business stakeholders to define requirements & processes for new projects. Be an integral part of the technical discussions with our Systems Specialist to ensure the proposed solution fits the business requirements. Ensure development, testing, pilot and training phases are delivered efficiently and effectively.  Provide follow up support to the business as required.

Occasional visits to sites and central support function offices may be required.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the IT Systems specialist team to provide solutions to meet project requirements.
  • Work alongside the Project Manager to ensure projects milestones are kept on track and reached.
  • Support the project through all phases including development, testing, piloting the software, training and ongoing BAU support.
  • Liaise proactively with all stakeholders should target dates not be achievable and find a suitable resolution.
  • Ensure the IT Implementation & Training Team Leader is updated regularly on progress & informed immediately of any issues.
  • Liaise directly with the business and central functions to ensure change requests suit appropriate business practices.

What we would like from the applicant:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Highly developed and well-practiced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to effectively facilitate workshops and deliver presentations to end users and management.
  • Excellent understanding of IT terminology, databases and the ability to quickly become proficient on a variety of software applications.
  • Previous knowledge and experience of Optima / Healthroster or other staff planning applications is advantageous.
  • Experience working on multiple concurrent fast paced projects.
  • Experience working with external customer-facing projects.
  • 2 years’ experience of working in technical implementations

What we would like to give you:

  • 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + additional day’s leave for your Birthday!
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Initial Disclosure Check Cost covered, if applicable to role
  • ‘My Possible Self’ App and health-related benefits
  • Online discounts and cashback rewards
  • Technology scheme (qualifying period)
  • Cycle to work scheme (qualifying period)
  • ‘Cash for Colleagues’ – Employee referral scheme
  • Career Pathways Programme – for development and further qualifications

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the full job description attached prior to making an application.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy ahead of the closing date, without notice.

* Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review *

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS.


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