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London - £50k+ Permanent Posted: Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Location: London

Salary: £50,000+

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days, (27 days after two years service)

Working pattern: full time

Closing date for applications: 1 August 2017

About the job

The ImmForm managed service provides Public Health England with systems to manage its responsibility for the co-ordination of vaccine supply for the national immunisation programmes. The vaccine ordering aspect of this is delivered through the ImmForm Managed Systems. The ImmForm Managed Service is also used for the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of those national immunisation programmes through the automated collection of vaccine coverage data from sentinel GP practices. This is used to provide epidemiological data to allow assessment of the impact of the programme; Identify areas where coverage is low; Provide data for vaccine safety assessment; Provide information to the public and Department of Health Officials and Ministers.

Additionally, the ImmForm Managed service provides the Back Office systems for the National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS). The Back Office systems are ready to be able to provide the functionality needed for managing stocks and logistics for pandemic clinical countermeasures in a pandemic response. During readiness state the systems must remain available so that Collection Point addresses can be maintained and sent to the third party distributors and NPFS Front Office systems.

We work in small, agile teams of developers. We always ask how we can make things better for users, who are at the centre of everything we do. Be part of a passionate and talented team. Help us make ImmForm systems better.

The role

You will share the responsibility for ImmForm Development. You will ensure high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles. You will thrive using agile methods and enjoy working openly, collaboratively and as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more projects. Above all, you will want to make ImmForm better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.

Main responsibilities

As a Developer, you will:

  • Build system Front End and Back End components including webpages, webservices, databases and reporting services
  • Take responsibility for the quality of code you produce through TDD, unit testing and code reviews
  • Build automated tests to support our continuous deployment environment
  • Share knowledge of tools and techniques with your wider team, both developers and non-developers
  • Act as a digital ambassador, supporting recruitment, identifying good practices to adopt and sharing experiences with the team
  • Participate in our in-house (2nd line) support
  • Be involved in helping to recruit developers and where appropriate, helping sift applications and interview
  • Write technical documentation to support development

Skills and experience

For the Developer role, it is essential that you have:

  • Experience in Front End and Back End development, with detailed knowledge of:
    -Back End development C#, WCF/Web API, SQL Server 2016
    -Front End development CSS and HTML, ASP.NET MVC skills, as well as being comfortable with Javascript
  • Understanding of software design principles
  • Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
  • A systematic approach to solving problems
  • Experience of using testing to validate solutions
  • Understanding of agile environments and version control
  • Basic understanding about web security
  • Experience of working with web technologies

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with working practices such as TDD and Agile


  • Civil Service pension schemes available on transfer to Public Health England for successful candidates.
  • 27 days holiday after two years service.
  • Season ticket loan.
  • Off road secure bike parking.
  • Employer Cycle to work schemes

Things you need to know


The successful candidate will be an employee of Infomax Ltd working on the ImmForm managed service. The customer for this service is Public Health England. The service is due to be insourced into Public Health England at the end of January 2018 and as such you will transfer into Public Health England as a civil servant on your current terms and additionally be eligible to benefit from a Civil Service pension scheme.


Successful candidates must meet the government Baseline Personal Security Standards (BPSS) requirements before they can be appointed.

Nationality requirements

This post is open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non-EEA nationals. There must be no employment restriction or time limit on your permitted stay in the UK. You should normally have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least 3 years and in some cases 5 or even 10 years preceding your application due to the requirement to have a checkable history for security vetting purposes. If you answer 'No' to the questions regarding nationality then it is unlikely your application will be pursued. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available. If you are unsure as to your eligibility on any of these points, please contact (see below) for clarification or advice.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

The Infomax embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Apply and further information

To apply we ask candidates to supply a covering letter, as well as their CV. The covering letter is important. It might feel like your CV gives us all the information we need to understand your history and skills, however, what might be clear to you can sometimes be difficult to interpret for a reviewer who has less knowledge of your career.

The covering letter is a chance for you to highlight the experience that shows you meet the job description. You can also talk about what you want to get out of working within the ImmForm Service.

By providing more context about how your experience meets the job description requirements, you make it easier to review your CV. It also makes it more likely that we will be able to advance your application to the next stage.

Contact point for applicants

(see below)

Selection process

We will sift CV's after the closing date and then organise phone interviews followed by face to face interviews over the following two/three weeks.

London, UK
Tim Rickeard 
25/07/2017 13:02:19

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