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Band 8a Programme Manager - Capital Planning and Developments

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

To ensure high standard service delivery we have to invest in our patient and staff facilities. This responsibility sits with the Capital Planning and Development Team, who are driven to create improved and vibrant buildings and services for our colleagues, our patients and our communities.

University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country - Our property portfolio comprises of 200+ buildings with over 200,000m of floor space across four main sites at Solihull, Heartlands, Queen Elizabeth and Good Hope -- in addition, we have 50+ satellite sites located within land assets of 60+ hectares spread across local communities.

With exciting large scale plans for growth and extensive transformation plans -- UHB has recognised its need for additional colleagues to join our friendly team to best support these initiatives to ensure we deliver excellent patient care and safe working environments for staff and visitors.

Working in conjunction with the Associate Director of Strategic Capital Planning and Developments (CP&D) you will work within a team of Senior Project Advisors, Project Managers, and Senior Operational Leads along with wider Trust colleagues to develop project plans and programmes of activity within the CP&D strategic plan. This will see you developing feasibility reports and business cases whilst delivering transformational and operational change across UHB.

Main duties of the job

Success in your application will see you able to demonstrate your knowledge of high-quality programme management, strategic and operational planning and control of work streams. Ideally your experience will include aspects of Engineering, Planning, Construction, and Technical ideally within a healthcare setting.

As the successful candidate, you will be a confident leader who is innovative and a visionary with the ability to make strategic decisions based on your analytical thinking and sound judgement. You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and negotiate to achieve successful outcomes.

In return you can expect to join over 24,000 likeminded people who deliver unequivocal excellence in all aspects of their roles. In addition, you will be rewarded with a starting salary of �50,952 rising with service to �57,349, along with 27 days annual leave rising to 33 days with service and a renowned NHS pension.

We would welcome you to contact us in confidence to discuss this role and gain a further insight into UHB.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please Note:: For further details around this new vacancy, please see attached detailed Job Description

Person Specification



  • * Master's Degree level education, eg Engineering, Planning, Construction, Technical, etc. or equivalent in experience in a related field
  • * PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent experience
  • * Change Management Training eg. Short course/ Experience
  • * Evidence of continuous professional development


  • * Facilitation Training



  • * Experience in managing staff
  • * Experience in writing and supporting business cases and high level feasibilities
  • * Significant project management experience in a large complex organisation
  • * Experience of working with staff in a complex, large organisation.
  • * Proven successful delivery of high profile projects
  • * Led large projects
  • * Managing projects through to successful delivery
  • * Experience of negotiation and mediation
  • * Experience in implementing change
  • * Thorough understanding of ICT issues and its application within the NHS
  • * Have a thorough understanding of current issues relating to the NHS
  • * Knowledge of the green book and 5 case model

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