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Project Manager - Band 7- Trauma & Orthopaedics

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge that will deliver tangible change to the delivery of NHS services?

Do you relish working autonomously but still feel part of multidisciplinary team?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Project Manager to join our friendly and professional Surgical Division team. This post will support the senior management team, HR and Finance leads in the delivery on projects relating to the expansion of the surgical specialities by the development and engagementwith surgical hubs to reduce patient waiting times. You will also be responsible delivering projects to improve our surgical site infection rates.

We are looking for a highly organised, passionate and motivated individual. The post holder will be a team worker with excellent communication, interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. They will also have good IT skills and project management experience.

Responsible for producing project plans and documentation. Ensure communication is maintained between all stakeholders throughout the delivery of projects, make sure organisational procedures are adhered to, objectives are identified and met, and benefits realised from the implementation of change.

The role will be a mixture of working across the WSFT hospital sites, working from home and travel withinthe county.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be fully embedded in the surgical division, working with integral members of the clinical and operational team at WSFT and will form strong relationships with the project leads for the EOC. The successful candidate will also be responsible for leading on the development of an administrative pathway to support the collation of surgical site infection data. The project manager will use their exemplary experience and knowledge to lead successful delivery of the projects through effective engagement with relevant clinical, financial, operational leaders and key stake holders.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details.

Project Delivery:
  • Leading and managing the delivery of the projects.
  • Holding stakeholders to account to ensure effective and timely project delivery
  • Acting as a source of specialist knowledge for this project
  • Providing project management leadership, expertise, and advice to the division
  • Leading effective divisional project delivery with the deployment of established professional project management methodology
  • Planning projects effectively with the use of milestone trackers to support efficient project delivery
  • Providing appropriate advice, updates, guidance and assurance to project teams and key stakeholders regarding project progress
  • Responsible and accountable, as required, for the planning, development and production of business cases relevant to the project
  • Developing the outcomes monitoring framework including relevant hard and soft KPIs
  • Undertaking qualitative and quantitative analysis including surveys, audits and evaluation of outcomes
  • Managing complex professional interactions to deliver expected benefits and remedy identified issues

  • Organising and facilitating project meetings
  • Preparing project meeting papers and producing meeting minutes and action logs
  • Supporting the development of an ICB level MSK strategy, to include end to end elective orthopaedic pathways, including integration with primary care and community services
  • Attending relevant meetings and monthly divisional meetings to support the effective development and monitoring of project work
  • Facilitating ad-hoc project workshops as required
  • Submitting monthly Highlight Reports to provide key reporting updates as part of the accountability and oversight process

Stakeholder Management:
  • Building and sustaining effective relationships with a range of senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Driving a strong pace of change whilst maintaining strong relationships with those stakeholders

Analysis and Reporting:
  • Working with the divisional finance manager and analyst to produce ad-hoc analysis as required by the project
  • Producing a monthly highlight report for each project for divisional and external review
  • Producing service development and redesign options for appraisal with senior stakeholders
  • Ensuring identified risks and issues are escalated as necessary

Person Specification

Personal Qualities


  • Understand the impact of own actions at WSFT on others
  • Exhibit the necessary level of drive, independence and objectivity required to perform the role effectively
  • Be open to constructive challenge and look for ways to continually improve own performance, and that of others
  • Be honest in dealings with others
  • Professional and positive approach


  • Be proactive, forward thinking and comfortable working on own initiative
  • Share creative and innovative ways of doing things with colleagues



  • Educated to Post Graduate Diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • PRINCE2 Practitioner



  • Extensive experience leading the delivery of projects independently in a comparable organisation in the NHS
  • Experience of analysing areas of activity in relation to current performance to drive future opportunities for improvement
  • Relationship management skills to support effective stakeholder engagement
  • Experience of working effectively in line management arrangements in the NHS
  • Experience supporting the production and submission of business cases
  • Experience of reporting and communicating regular project updates to stakeholders in both formal and informal settings


  • Knowledge in the effective application of various best practice tools and techniques in project, programme and change management, service redesign, facilitation, and service improvement
  • Knowledge of budget management within the NHS
  • Line management experience and training project support staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to hold stakeholders accountable through the project management cycle to ensure effective and timely delivery
  • Ability to empathise and build a rapport with front line staff, managers and others
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to process, summarise, interpret and effectively communicate complex project information
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills, with ability to manage varying levels of understanding
  • Credibility with stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet reporting deadlines in the monthly and annual reporting cycle


  • Understanding of quality and cost improvement methodology
  • Knowledge and clear understanding of the background to, and aims of current healthcare policy in the NHS

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