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Capital Project Officer

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Capital Project Officer who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Are you excited and passionate about providing great patient care and supporting staff to be able deliver that care?

Are you organised, proactive and a natural problem solver? Then the Capital Project Officer role could be the role for you.

The Capital Project Officer role is an integral support role to the successful delivery of capital funded projects being implemented within East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust; supporting the technical and operational programme managers through to successful completion of those projects.

We are looking for a dedicated, proactive, go-getter who isn't afraid to think outside the box to get things done in the pursuit of great quality care to our community and supporting our clinical colleagues.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The Estates and Facilities Team is passionate and committed to supporting the clinical care provided by the organisation through the pursuit of maintaining and improving the environment in which we work.

The post holder will be supported and managed by a programme manager; and will be responsible for leading a defined set of interdependent projects.

Key responsibilities include:

Supervised project management.

Administration of key meetings through the capture of action logs. risk registers, minutes and other supportive documents.

Manage and progress procurement of project items and equipment.

Ensuring clear communication with project stakeholders.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation; our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Evidence on ongoing CPD activity


  • Quality Improvement training or qualification
  • Project management training or qualification

Previous Experience


  • Previous NHS Acute provider experience
  • Experience of working within a team to achieve delivery of planned benefits
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment with many, sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Experience of successfully developing collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders


  • Project management experience - experience of supporting a change programme

Skills & Qualities


  • Highly computer literate to include word / excel / outlook / power point
  • Advanced communication skills both written (complex report writing) and orally including informal presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Good leadership skills - with the ability to motivate and facilitate in order to deliver results
  • Commitment to, and experience of, multiprofessional working arrangements and projects.
  • Takes the initiative to establish immediate credibility with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver quality work in a fast-paced environment with conflicting priorities
  • Takes appropriate action or make decisions in a changing environment and to prioritise work
  • Can develop and establish mechanisms (including roll-out) to track progress against plans
  • Has the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Able to work autonomously and use own initiative


  • Able to solve problems or pre-empt problems by employing appropriate measures and processes

Other Requirements


  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Creativity, innovation and flair.
  • Adaptable, flexible and innovative approach to work.
  • A self-starter who knows when to lead and when to let others lead


  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data both numerical and verbal
  • Politically aware, able to form alliances and influence others

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