Programme/Project Manager - Trustwide PMO

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leatherhead House
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc fringe HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Join a newly formed PMO team developing our project management practice and supporting key service transformation projects across the Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic programme/project manager who is passionate about making a difference and using their skills to support clinical and managerial colleagues at all levels across the Trust. You will join our newly appointed Associate Director Trustwide PMO to help change our practice and deliver real benefits for the people we serve.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone with existing project management experience and skills to extend their practice. To be successful in this role you will need to be well-versed and practiced in a range of different programme and project management and change methodologies.

If you are someone who thrives on new challenges and helping those around you to achieve change then we would love to have you as part of our team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a committed and supportive team and develop their career through making a positive difference for the people served by our successful and friendly mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust.

Our team is based at our Headquarters in Leatherhead, Surrey and offers a flexible blend of in-person and remote working from home. Some travel will be expected to different locations of the organisation and to external venues.

Main duties of the job

This post will be part of the Trustwide Project Management Office (PMO) team. The role of the PMO is to support the effective delivery of our strategy through the provision of expert, professional programme / project management practice, assurance and support.

You will work closely with the Associate Director Trustwide PMO to help champion the development of a professional, sound, programme/project management discipline to underpin our delivery of change and planning processes, and ensure consistency in our approach across the Trust.

As Trustwide PMO Programme/Project Manager you will work directly with the Corporate and Divisional teams across the Trust to support the delivery of our priority change plans. Your involvement will range from concept through to mobilization, for programmes and projects of varying size and strategic importance, demanding excellent communication, leadership and influencing skills. This may involve working on two or more complex projects or across a number of smaller projects.

This role requires a creative, forward thinking and innovative individual with solid programme/project management skill and experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries to deliver sustainable improvement.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Contribute to the professional operation of the Project Management Office (PMO), promoting and maintaining the highest standards and continuously improving the quality of project/ programme management across the Trust from initiation through to benefits realization

Support our operational and strategic planning processes to deliver Our Strategy successfully; through a coherent, professional portfolio, programme and project management approach, providing assurance on the overall integrity and coherence of the Trustwide portfolio; working effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organisation

Support the continued improvement of key processes to enable the successful delivery and benefits realisation across our key strategic change programmes and projects, working collaboratively with colleagues in other divisions to ensure alignment and remove potential for duplication and inefficiency

Ensure sound governance and reporting arrangements are maintained for all key portfolio programmes/projects; defining and establishing the standard for documentation, from start to finish, providing these tools and, where necessary, supporting teams to populate them; including advising and supporting project start up for projects not directly project managed by the PMO

Provide assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of our programmes and projects, through the maintenance of an effective healthcheck process

Ensure an effective system for capturing and sharing learning from what has worked well and what has got in the way of successful delivery to inform future practice across the Trust

Provide a clear and visible overview/critique of organisational activity in relation to portfolio/programmes/projects, providing assurance and support to the safe and timely delivery of key projects e.g testing for synergies and hotspots to smooth demands on resources and capacity to deliver

Provide advice, challenge and practical help to teams to define and plot clear plans which will deliver the change, and outcomes/benefits, they need building competence and capacity across our organisation

Lead the active programme/project management of key projects to deliver Our Strategy and plan, holding all workstream leads to account for delivery outcomes against agreed milestones as needed

Support the Associate Director Trustwide PMO in the oversight of the delivery of our key strategic change and improvement programmes; currently provided through the Strategic Change Programme Board (SCPB) including the provision of reports, agenda setting, presentations and minute-taking for this forum

Support the Associate Director Trustwide PMO in the establishment, development and maintentance of an up to date suite of programmes and project management systems and processes and associated tools, making these easily available to colleagues to support the development and application of core skills across the organisation

Provide expert programme/project management advice and assurance function for professional programme/project management practice across our Trust

Contribute to the creation and promotion of a focal point for those engaged in delivering projects and making change happen, across the Trust e.g. create a mutual support network for project managers to share learning and ideas, seek support and help, and affiliation for those in roles engaged in similar work to help retain and redirect skills as individual projects come to an end

Work with the Business Development, Innovation, Reseach & Development, Quality Improvement and other teams engaged in transformation and change to help drive and mobilise innovations and improvements across the organisation in line with Our Strategy

Work with Risk team to clearly articulate risks that have been identified within the project(s) and ensure they are recorded on our risk register appropriately

Work collaboratively across the Trust, managing your own workload and supporting others to ensure that the PMOs activities and their change programmes are successful

Collate and analyse data, prepare and present reports on topics to the relevant forum when required

Attend appropriate committees and working groups as and when required,

Work in partnership with key stakeholders and other agencies

Use experience and skills to understand highly complex situations and information, identify issues, gather, collate and sift information

Deputise for the Associate Director Trustwide PMO as required

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent relevant senior management experience
  • Evidence of recent and relevant continuing professional development
  • Formal training in programme and project management e.g. Prince 2/MSP, Agile or equivalent


  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience delivering successfully implemented progammes and projects within a well recognized programme/project management methodology e.g., Prince 2, MSP, Agile, APMP or equivalent evidence of relevant professional experience
  • Experience of delivering projects across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of working with a number of digital packages to support effective communication and presentation of ideas and reports, and the development of effective tools to support practice and new ways of working

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Third Floor, Leatherhead House

Station Road

Leatherhead House


KT22 7ET

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