Project Manager

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Project Manager to join the Combined Community and Acute Care Group PMO. The successful post holder will have proven experience of Project Management and will play a key role in supporting managers and clinical staff across the Care Group lead the delivery of projects focused on improvement and service delivery, reporting to the PMO Manager.

1.0 WTE Permanent Role and 1.0 WTE Fixed Term Contract for 12 Months

We will consider part time or flexible working patterns to ensure the appropriate work/life balance for our staff. We will also consider applicants with a clinical background and experience in leading improvement/ project work.

Main duties of the job

The role will be responsible for ensuring that effective project governance is in place, developing and presenting a variety of documents and reports, developing plans, managing and monitoring progress, risks and issues and providing stakeholder management and communications.

As a PMO we offer support and training to meet the needs of our staff and what matters to them.

The post holder will also
  • Lead appropriate projects through the full lifecycle from initiation, outline business case and planning, through delivery and change management / benefits realisation
  • Liaise closely with relevant Programme Manager, Managers, clinical teams and other colleagues to ensure the workstreams are progressing in line with key milestones
  • Provide regular project reporting to the programme manager to inform Programme Boards/Care Group PMO, manage issue resolution/escalation and take appropriate action
  • Be the visible and accessible point of contact for advice, guidance, and support on all aspects of change and service improvement
  • Deputise for the PMO Manager at internal and external meetings
  • Have line management responsibility for other members of the team as applicable.
  • Play a lead role in the promotion of quality improvement methodology in the Care Group and wider organisation and contribute strongly to a growing culture of continuous improvement.
  • Provide expert project management and quality improvement skills and capacity to the Care Group

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The Combined Community and Acute Group consists of three Directorates and covers a diverse range of Acute and Community Services over several sites across the city of Sheffield.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post. When completing your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Educated to master's degree level or must be able to demonstrate the equivalent relevant knowledge, training and experience that equates to master's level.
  • Degree level qualification
  • Qualified in Prince2 and/or MSP Practitioner or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Has practical knowledge of project management and service improvement.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of change management and service re-design.


  • Graduate of the Sheffield MCA/FCA or QSIR Practitioner.



  • Experience of using quality improvement methods and techniques e.g., QSIR, Lean Six Sigma, Collaborative Models, Models for Improvement.
  • Experience of using project management methodologies and experience in project planning, including project stage co-ordination, facilitating implementation, benefits realisation. Ensuring each project has clearly defined schedules/key milestones and outputs.
  • Experience of preparing and presenting major project documentation such as PIDS, Business cases, end stage reports and PIR documents
  • Experience in managing complex projects through to delivery
  • Worked in complex and multi professional organisations
  • Experience of managing and leading a team of staff, including the allocation of work and work checking, recruitment, conducting appraisals, and managing attendance.
  • Ability to organise, manage and facilitate working groups.
  • Experience of collating information from a number of sources to contribute to the development of relevant documentation.
  • Experience in monitoring progress against agreed timescales to proactively obtain results, and in ensuring risks and issues are identified, reported effectively and countermeasures are in place.
  • Experience in effectively communicating project progress, risks, issues, and other information at all levels
  • Experience in providing training on project documentation and processes.
  • Experience in managing projects and their associated workstreams either as individual packages or as part of wider programmes.
  • Experienced in reviewing and interpreting complex financial and analytical information to support the development of strategic plans.
  • Experience of using patient process redesign and/or other techniques to improve services.
  • Experience of collaborating with a range or stakeholders.
  • Experience of working on projects that deliver financial improvement.


  • Experience of working in an acute hospital and/or community services environment, in particular experience working in/with care homes.
  • Experience of working in an NHS setting

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive, or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders/customers on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with individuals on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
  • Hands on deliver of successful full lifecycle NHS Projects using project management techniques
  • Business process mapping and workflow diagram techniques and application.
  • Influencing skills with the ability to present to and engage a wide range of stakeholders in ideas and proposals.
  • Ability to maintain good levels of accuracy and attention to detail in their professional role.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage workload, identifying and addressing matters which require urgent attention, maintaining focus over a period of time.
  • Good leadership and management skills, with ability to work unsupervised setting clear objectives and targets to achieve deliverables and goals

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to form positive relationships and coach proactively and cooperatively at all levels.
  • Able to act on own initiative, judgement and to make decisions.
  • Outcomes focused with strong drive and motivation.

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

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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