Technical Tester
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
5d ago

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance and advice on promoting high quality health, public health and social care.

Our role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by :

  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services;
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.
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    Are you a Technical Tester who thinks deeply about software quality and wants to work on systems that make a real difference to people’s lives?

    Here at NICE we are driving excellence in public health and social care, through our work with government bodies, the NHS and health professionals.

    We design products to support practitioner decisions, quality improvement and performance management. Our stakeholders range from patient groups to pharmaceuticals, professional bodies to health and social care practitioners and publishers.

    We are passionate about what we do, its contribution to the health and social care system, and to improving outcomes for patients.

    As a Tester in Digital Services, you will contribute to the development of cutting edge products of national importance to health and social care.

    Our small agile teams of developers, designers, business analysts, testers and others, build a minimum viable product, then measure and iterate.

    We’re constantly improving our services to make them simpler, clearer and faster for our 2 million users a month.

    What you will bring to NICE :

  • Strong and broad testing skills and experience
  • A focus on defect prevention and a track record in leading on good practice and setting standards
  • Critical, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Enthusiasm in presenting and explaining your work to peers and stakeholders in a concise and understandable manner.
  • Above all, if you are passionate about combining high standards of software functionality with wide user accessibility, we would love to hear from you.
  • What we can offer you

    Our 60 strong Digital Services team think NICE is a great place to work and are proud of the work we do. Quality really matters to us and our stakeholders.

    That needs both individual and team effort.

    So we will give you the freedom and space to think, the head room to play to your strengths and the opportunity to develop new ones all in a friendly, supportive environment.

    The NICE commitment to health and well-being encourages and supports a good work / life balance. We offer 27 days paid leave, which increases with length of service, plus public holidays.

    Our flexible working arrangements also include home working, compressed hours and support for carers when needed, and enhanced maternity pay.

    Our offices in Manchester city centre have great transport links, with interest free season ticket loans, bike and shower facilities, a car lease scheme, and a large common room with kitchen, TV, daily papers, free hot drinks.

    And we offer membership of the generous NHS pension scheme.

    If you would like to apply please see our Applicant Information sheet

    For further details / informal visits contact :

    If you have any questions before applying, Martin Gallagher, Senior Technical Tester will be happy to discuss the role with you

    Email Martin.Gallagher if you would like to arrange a chat

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

  • We offer a range of benefits including the NHS pension scheme and childcare voucher scheme
  • We provide a thorough induction programme
  • Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities
  • We promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance
  • We value equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community
  • We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in line with the NHS Guaranteed Interview Scheme
  • Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification as your application will be shortlisted against these criteria.

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    Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

    Please note all contact is made via our TRAC recruitment system. Please check your account regularly. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to provide proof of ID and the right to work in the UK.

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    However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU / EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

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