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Project Manager

Band 7

Main area
317 IT - Project Management
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-13-25-DR-A
Site
Regent Point
Town
317 Regent Point
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
06/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

A opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join our successful and established delivery team based within the IM&T Directorate. The project manager will manage the O365 and Sharepoint project for the Trust.

As a Project Manager you will be joining a successful delivery team to work on a variety of challenging and innovative projects focusing on improving patient care and delivering efficiencies throughout the Trust. The role will report to the Head of Projects and will work closely with a range of stakeholders.

The Project Manager role is key to the success of the IM&T delivery programme and is accountable for the coordination, implementation and control of assigned projects. The role will provide leadership to the project team and work closely with Key stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered to agreed quality expectations, on time and within budget

  • Interview Date: 6th July 2022
  • 37 Hours, 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of assigned projects.
  • Identify project risks and determine mitigation actions or contingency plans.
  • Ensure project completion, acceptance and handover criteria have been met.

We are looking for a highly driven candidate with excellent communication skills and a desire to deliver fast paced change.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Direct and effective management of projects as required within time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Manage project team members as appropriate (either direct or matrix managed).
  • Contribute towards the delivery of the IT Services Programme/Project portfolio and co-ordinate project inter-dependencies.
  • To make a significant contribution to the aspects of the IT Services strategy, which enables the Trust to meet its business goals and to achieve statutory and business reporting requirements
  • To ensure the timely and accurate production of programme status reports for senior management, the Trust Board and as required by Strategic Health Authority.
  • Development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of work comprising of programmes, projects, technical requests and feasibility studies.
  • Client interaction, including developing a pipeline of work from the client, managing programmes/project priorities with the client, financial tracking and reporting, and project tracking and reporting
  • Cross-activity relationship management.
  • The position will involve a considerable amount of interaction with colleagues, business groups, IT and external vendors.
  • To make a considerable contribution to the ongoing development of the Trusts IT Change Framework (structure, processes and controls)
  • Promoting the value of the Change Framework within the change community, and driving improvements based on experience gathered from business partners. Maturing those disciplines across the organisation ensuring deliverance of a professional, high quality service.
  • Contributing and developing the Trust Wide Programme Management Operating Plan, maintaining alignment to NHS direction and policy.
  • Managing effective interfaces in order to maintain an end-to-end view of programme priorities and direction.
  • Feeds into and updates a register of portfolio risks and issues, including mitigation plans. Ensuring that these are escalated and acted upon effectively.
  • Experience of managing stakeholders and debate, up to Director level

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • K1: Be educated to degree level or equivalent level of qualification or experience e.g. IT, Business, Health or have substantial experience in a relevant post.

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • E1: Have experience of leading a project team.

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • E2: Have experience of managing multiple enterprise level projects.

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • E3: Experience of writing business cases

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • E4: Experience of risk management

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • E5: Experience of planning complex projects

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • Q1: Hold a current recognised project management qualification, preferably PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent experience in project management techniques.

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • S1: Skilled in Matrix management.
  • S2: Skilled in analysing and forecasting project budgets
  • S3: Skilled in stakeholder management up to executive level.
  • S4: Have experience of supporting senior management level Project Boards
  • S5: Be competent with a range of planning tools.

Desirable

Desirable criteria
  • ED1: Experience of managing projects in other organisations of similar size and complexity within or outside of the NHS.
  • ED2: Experience of working within the healthcare industry
  • ED3: Experience of working within an AGILE delivery environment
  • ED4: Technical Experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Holly Greenwell
Job title
Head of Projects
Email address
holly.greenwell@nhs.net
Additional information

Holly Greenwelll

holly.greenwell@nhs.net