C2 CAREN Programmer

Ministry of Defence

Closing date: 20 May 2018

Reference number



31,136 per annum (pro rata for part time)


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

Joint Forces Command - Defence Medical Services (DMS)

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support
Health Professionals

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts


Expected posting length

2 years


Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Stanford Hall, Stanford On Soar, Nr Loughborough, LE12 5QW

About the job

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a C2 CAREN Programmer to join the team at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Stanford Hall.

The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), which forms a key element of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) Project, is made up of multi-disciplinary teams encompassing both Civilian and Military staff who deliver concentrated residential rehabilitation for the more complex musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including complex trauma, rehabilitation following neurological injury or illness and in-patient care for joint and soft tissue disease.

Stanford Hall sits within a 360 acre estate, providing a purpose built facility which has been specifically designed to combine the clinical and accommodation facilities within one complex. The facility will provide state of the art diagnostics such as Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) and MRI on site and will have close links with University of Birmingham Hospital Trust, the main receiving hospital for UK military casualties, facilitating easier joint care provision throughout the complex rehabilitation pathway.

The CAREN Programmer will be responsible for maintaining all existing and developing bespoke software packages. This will be used to further the already exemplary array of programmes available with the CAREN system, with the aim of improving rehabilitation of military personnel with relevant and challenging applications.

This position will be in tandem with a CAREN Operator, with whom the programmer will work closely with to enhance and refine all software packages.

(Expected start of the post August 2018)

If you are interested in applying for this varied and interesting role then please see the attachments at the bottom of the advert where you will find the full Job description and duties, an overview of the Defence Medical Services (DMS), Full Terms and Conditions (TACOS)instructions on how to write a competence statement and the DMS offer Statement.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Changing and improving
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Building capability for all
  • Managing a quality service
  • Delivering at pace

Civil Service Competency Framework



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


You will receive a competitive salary, paid holiday entitlement and opportunities for continuous professional development.
Additional onsite benefits include free parking, and staff use of the restaurant, swimming pool and access to gym membership.


Excess Fares Allowance may be payable subject to MoD policy.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.
This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Grade entry qualifications

BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Biomedical/-mechanical Engineering or related (Min Upper Second Class)

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, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For queries regarding the application process please contact: Danielle Monaghan,

For queries regarding the Job Role please contact Russ Coppack.

Tel: (0)1372947103
Email: DMRC-ClinicalResearchManager@mod.uk

Headley Court Transition team contact Ieuan Isaac


Sift/interview dates and location

Sift to be conducted 5 working days after the official closing date of the advert.

Interviews dates to be confirmed.

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

Further information

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant whose details are found to be held on the IFD will be refused employment.


Please be aware that the selection and interviewing of applicants is the responsibility of the Recruiting Line Manager (RLM) and not the Defence Business Services (DBS) Resourcing team. DBS does not play any part in the selection and interview process itself.

Therefore, if you wish to discuss your feedback, or you are dissatisfied with your markings, you should in the first instance raise this with the Recruiting Line Manager of the vacancy.

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from DBS, or believe that DBS has failed to follow the recruitment process in line with the Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition, you can raise a formal complaint by writing to DBS at the following address:

Complaints Management Team
Defence Business Services
Oak Building Mail Point #6109
MOD Abbey Wood North
BS34 8QW

All broader banded (Band E2 B1) and skill zone employees joining MOD who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period effective from the employment start date.

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