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PMO Project Manager

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year PA inc. HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

The post holder will provide extensive project management support to a variety of projects. Working with key stakeholders across the Trust, the post holder will be pivotal in delivering projects through effective planning, coordination and execution, whilst ensuring that robust monitoring and evaluation processes are in place, throughout the project lifecycle.

Projects supported align with the following Trust strategic priorities:

1. Delivering outstanding care

2. A partner in prevention

3. Being a catalyst for change

4. Building a culture of trust together

5. Becoming effective and sustainable

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide support and coordination to key projects and initiatives, with a focus on delivery and execution of project deliverables
  • Work in collaboration with various teams and stakeholders, across the Trust, to ensure effective communication channels are in place
  • Develop and put in place robust and consistent processes to manage key pieces of work
  • Ensure project documentation is in place that is aligned to the SlaM PMO methodology
  • Support the PMO team with any other duties that may be required.

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM.

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
  • Generous pay, pensions and leave, we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance, flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation, our staff benefits fromkeyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:
  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Staff restaurants
  • For a full list of our benefits please visit:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: a. To identify the key benefits from implementing changes to working practices and service pathways and develop improvement plans that include the identification of key milestones and risks. b)To work with and develop relationships with key stakeholders to oversee the robust and effective delivery of new working practices and patterns. c)To work with clinical teams to ensure that there are robust operational plans for services that reflect agreed and improved ways of working across all aspects of clinical care which underpin the delivery of high quality and safe patient care. d)To work in collaboration with key stakeholders, to develop approaches for monitoring the implementation of service improvements. e)To act as a resource on all aspects associated with strategic change and transformation programmes . f)To plan and implement a systematic roll out of service improvement initiatives linked to improving quality, productivity and efficiency within agreed timescales. g)To evaluate all aspects of service improvement initiatives and oversee the roll out of the agreed approaches from pilot areas across the Trust. h)To effectively communicate with staff to promote the benefits of the Trusts improvement approach. I)To provide regular updates, progress reports and risk reports.

Person Specification



  • Degree and/or Masters or Equivalent qualification
  • Project Management Qualifications eg. Prince 2 or MSP or equivalent relevant experience


  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner



  • Experience of managing change in an NHS environment.
  • Developing and leading on new ways of working to improve practice within clinical and non-clinical environment


  • Experience of leading service improvement projects in an NHS mental health environment
  • Experience of working collaboratively with clinicians and managers
  • Project management experience

Knowledge / Skills


  • Prioritisation and time management skills
  • IT literate and knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft applications including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook & Teams
  • Understanding of how mental health services work
  • Skilled in formulating new solutions and then managing the solutions through to completion and implementation


  • Awareness of key strategic NHS and mental health initiatives in the local area
  • Knowledge of how to assess the quality impact of delivery change in a Provider organisation.

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