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Programme Director Major Capital Projects

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£95,135 to £109,475 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
A great opportunity to join a successful integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium, and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients own homes, predominantly in Nottinghamshire but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Leicestershire.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic individual to lead a major capital programme within Nottinghamshire Healthcare initially supporting our eradication of dormitories programme with a budget circa of �50 million. In this pivotal role, you will lead a Project Team ensuring delivery of modern, fit for purpose facilities. You will be expected to embrace the changes in the delivery of health care and to identify and implement innovative, transformative solutions that support the Boards objectives. This is a real opportunity to be actively involved in shaping the future of the Board's estate to meet the emerging future ways of working and delivering quality care.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

You will apply sound judgement and provide advice at the most senior level on the risks and opportunities the Board faces and the ways these can be addressed. To be successful in this role you will need experience of leading either a large healthcare project, with knowledge and understanding of the statutory and compliance requirements applied to the healthcare environment, or other large development project out with the healthcare sector in addition to a proven track record in the delivery of complex programmes of development and construction. You must have successfully led large multi-disciplinary teams and have significant experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships either within NHS organisations, local government and community groups or the private sector.

Person Specification



  • Master's degree relevant to role
  • Relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience in a construction, engineering or other built environment programme
  • Additional in-depth professional training and specialist knowledge of capital delivery, programme delivery and people skills management acquired through training and experience over an extended period
  • Evidence of continued professional and managerial development
  • Relevant professional registration matching qualification and experience



  • Experience of working at Board level in a complex healthcare system
  • Extensive, successful track record of leadership and achievement at a senior level in a relevant capital delivery field in a large, complex environment, in health care. This would ideally include delivery of new hospital builds
  • Extensive experience of formulating strategic capital delivery plans and development of projects resulting in positive value for money and beneficial clinical and workforce outcomes
  • Significant in-depth experience of organisation-wide policy development, interpreting relevant legislative and other requirements
  • Extensive experience of delivering successful large scale, complex and challenging technical design solutions in comparable environments
  • Able to demonstrate previous success in providing innovative and creative project delivery property solutions
  • Understanding of the planning, scheduling and management of operational systems within a complex environment



  • Specialist knowledge and awareness of change management tools and techniques. Excellent understanding and specialist knowledge of capital development
  • Highly developed communication skills, with ability to communicate highly complex information where exceptional influencing skills are required and where barriers to understanding and acceptance exist
  • Highly developed leadership skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involve individuals and teams, and have them understand the Trust-wide and local performance expectations
  • Extensive track record of effective partnership working with internal and external stakeholders. Highly developed negotiating skills within complex, challenging and at times antagonistic environments
  • Ability to analyse, synthesise and interpret highly complex data, filtering and interpreting information to identify and focus on issues to be addressed at Board level
  • Intellectual flexibility with the ability to cut through ambiguity and complexity and to shape and implement a vision that looks beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery models
  • Independent self-starter, able to work with a very high level of autonomy. Strong drive for performance and improvement
  • Proven strong written communication skills, in particular for complex business case drafting, and ability to produce & present successful business cases and associated reporting
  • Effective listening skills and the ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Sound political judgment and sensitivity when dealing with stakeholders at all levels, with a strong ability to influence where expert opinions differ and barriers to
  • Flexible and resilient approach, able to work under significant pressure. Team player, able to motivate and inspire, with a high degree of integrity

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan MacMillan House

Porchester Road



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