GP IT Test Manager - Edinburgh
Gyle Square

Job reference: 000251

Location: Gyle Square

Job closing date: 30/08/2019

Job posted date: 05/04/2019

Salary: Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: contract & Vendor Management (sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership with other NHS Boards. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

NSS, on behalf of the Health Boards and Primary Care General Practice, has recently procured next-generation GP IT systems, to be delivered as a centrally hosted managed service, which will be rolled out to all GP Practices across Scotland.   In order to achieve this successfully, NSS are seeking to recruit a Test Manager to plan and co-ordinate the testing of these new IT Services to ensure that they are clinically safe and fully meet the NHS Scotland specification. Working collaboratively with dedicated UAT testers in Health Boards, clinicians and GP IT facilitators with subject matter expertise, and our three GP IT system suppliers, the Test Manager will lead the GP IT test team to develop and implement a test strategy to ensure the new GP IT Services are fit for purpose.  This activity will be supported by a GP IT Implementation Project Team and dedicated GP IT staff from the Contract, Vendor and Service Management Team (CVSMT) at NSS.

The ideal candidate will have a strong working background in Functional Testing, together with proven experience in a Test Management and/or Test Lead Consultant role.  You will have experience of defining and rolling out testing approaches and processes across test teams, and have innovative ideas for measuring and improving test quality.  You will have excellent communications skills and a rigorous, structured and disciplined approach, with proven experience with SQL and either Atlassian Jira Software or HP Quality Centre / Micro Focus.  You will be able to work to challenging timescales and deliver to planned schedules.  The ideal candidate will have an IT / computing degree and ISTQB/ISEB Certification in Testing.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Robert Hutton, CVSMT Implementation Manager on 0131 275 7588.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 30th August 2019

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


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