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IMPACTT Junior Project Manager

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Job summary

Are you looking for temporary work or a professional development opportunity, in a rapidly expanding field of medicine that starts immediately?

Have you got what it takes to help shape the future of cancer Genomics services, for 1.5 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria?

An opportunity has arisen for a capable Project Manager within the Lancashire & South Cumbria Pathology network. The role will support a Northwest regional project Improving Molecular Pathways & Cancer Turnaround Times (IMPACTT).

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience of project management within the NHS, to join our dynamic and effective Cancer Genomics Operations Group, to map molecular testing pathways in detail.

Main duties of the job

As the patient centred IMPACTT Project Manager, you will have a key role in the delivery of the Northwest Genomic Medicine Service Alliance ambition, to increase clinical engagement with the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, and will work closely with the Cancer Genomics Project Manager in Lancashire and South Cumbria to deliver quality improvements in molecular testing pathways:

o using formal project management methodology to deliver project objectives.o cultivating and maintaining effective working relationships with project, clinical, and laboratory leads across multiple organisations.o producing and keeping up to date project records, that support project delivery timescales.o self-generating work based on project requirements, using initiative to drive and react to changes in priority or direction.

Educated to degree level or possessing equivalent experience, and a formal project management qualification, you will be able to demonstrate project and change management competency, using practice gained.

About us

A small and friendly team with great impact, the high achieving Cancer Genomics Operations Group is formed from staff working in partnered Pathology departments spanning 4 Trusts. We are a work family, growing local expertise and building optimal testing pathways. We are improving diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic decision making by cancer clinicians, informed by state-of-the-art molecular analysis. You will feel pride from directly informing exemplar testing pathways, and the best practice that will endure.

Please note that internal applicants must seek written approval from their line manager prior to applying as a secondment and provide this on request if shortlisted for interview. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact: Deborah Lakeland (Cancer Genomics Project Manager) by email at:

Job description

Job responsibilities


Organisation and planning

Support the successful delivery of the IMPACTT Project in the Lancashire and South Cumbria region. Undertake specific tasks/projects within the IMPACTT Project, ensuring cross cutting issues and key dependencies are considered and that milestones are delivered against plan. Assist in the negotiation of project scope, products and deliverables that support IMPACTT Project objectives in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. Provide practical assistance in relation to IMPACTT Project management frameworks. Work with the Cancer Genomics Project Manager and the Senior Project Manager to monitor and evaluate project delivery to facilitate the achievement of IMPACTT project objectives, ensuring timely delivery. Investigate the causes of any variance from plan and proactively contribute to the implementation of solutions. Provide support to relevant governance forums and related workstreams. Work with the Cancer Genomics Project Manager and the IMPACTT Senior Project Manager to provide comprehensive support for the regional reviews this will include the establishment, coordination, and management of a robust framework to ensure the timely submission of information Organise, provide guidance to, and take direction from the Cancer Genomics Project Manager, the IMPACTT Senior Project Manager and related meetings, including participation in working groups and initiatives Ensure robust project/programme plans, risk logs and audit processes are developed and maintained using MS Excel or MS Project software to create high quality plans and databases, creating tracking mechanisms to ensure projects are delivered on time/within budget Contribute to the development of and work within standard operating procedures to ensure effective and efficient use of resources Effectively build and manage stakeholder relationships with a range of individuals/organisations including external advisors and regulators. Work flexibly and with resilience to support all areas of work as and when they arise - lead by example to support other team members to work in a similar way Work in conjunction with the wider NWGMSA team to ensure all IMPACTT Project objectives are delivered

Communication and relationship skills

Assist in the development of IMPACTT project communication plans Effectively communicate IMPACTT project objectives to team members and stakeholders Establish and maintain good communication with all key stakeholders, ensuring they are kept fully up to date with IMPACTT project progress and are involved as appropriate Work with Team members to co-ordinate key events and ensuring all programme outputs meet quality assurance standards Communicate in a way which recognises difference and ensures that people feel included and their individual communication needs are met Communicate complex information and develop relationships with all levels of clinical and non-clinical staff and external organisations Manage complex, sensitive, and contentious information appropriately.

Analytical and judgement skills

Take ownership of data within IMPACTT Project including researching local and regional data, developing systems for data collection/measurement, working with wider team members to establish IMPACTT project measurables, report data and ensuring messaging is accurate and understandable, developing ownership of data at team level, and prepare systems so that data can be maintained by the LSCCA when the IMPACTT Project ends. Identify the appropriate method for displaying a wide variety of data in a variety of formats Ensure timely and accurate information analysis and reporting to management on agreed areas of work.

Information management

Ensure that the IT requirements are in line with the Trusts performance management framework and ensure that the IMPACTT Project databases and information tracking systems are appropriately set up and data quality standards are maintained. Devise and provide improvements to current management information, analysing, reporting, and suggesting procedures to enhance decision making processes. Contribute to the review and development of an integrated approach to IMPACTT Project management.

Human resources

Lead by example on all occasions and contribute to/facilitate the development of all members of team


Raise financial implications from the planning and implementation of the IMPACT Project at the earliest opportunity


Comply with all legal, regulatory requirements including policies, standing financial instructions, standing order and procedures. Cover the work of colleagues during periods of absence and peak workload, taking account of personal development requirements to effectively cover the duties. Contribute to team meetings and maintain good lines of communication within the team. Perform duties at all locations where stakeholders are based, including locations determined by the duties of the post. Travel to off-site venues, as required, to attend courses, conferences as designated. Undertake other duties as required. You will be required to use other office equipment and facilitate meetings. Screen and computer use daily.


The post holder will always operate to high standards of probity. This will include compliance with: Health and safety regulations All policies and procedures approved by the Trust Trust Standing Financial Instructions Working within the GDPR, Health & Safety at work Act 1974, always maintain confidentiality, as required by legislation and Trust Policy Working to defined policies and procedures, actively implementing the development of the electronic solution Work within the limitations of the role Professional codes of conduct including the NHS Managers Code of Conduct (where these apply) All policies and procedures related to infection prevention and control as relevant to their post To raise any concerns as soon as possible, as per whistle blowing policy, relating to any: -o Healthcare matters, e.g., suspected negligence, mistreatment, or abuse of patients; the quality of care providedo Concerns about the professional or clinical practice or competence of staffo The treatment of other staff, including suspected harassment, discrimination, or victimisationo Health, safety, and environment issueso Suspicion or knowledge of theft, fraud, corruption, bribery allegations or other financial malpracticeo Employment standards and/or working practiceso Criminal offences or miscarriages of justiceo Failure to comply with any other legal obligationo Deliberate concealment of any of the above


To be fully aware of and committed to all policies, procedures and initiatives relating to information governance - this will include, but not limited to, data quality improvements, confidentiality, and information security To take personal responsibility for safeguarding and ensuring the quality of information.

BEHAVIOURThe post holder will be expected to: Support the aims and vision of the Trust Act with honesty and integrity always Be a positive ambassador for the Trust Demonstrate high standards of personal conduct set an example and encourage openness and honesty (particularly in reporting incidents and near misses) and will actively foster a culture of learning and improvement Value and respect colleagues, other members of staff and patients Work with others to develop and improve our services Uphold the Trusts commitment to equality and diversity Take personal responsibility for their words, deed and actions and the quality of the service they deliver

Person Specification



  • oEducated to degree level in any discipline or equivalent experience relevant to post
  • oFormal project management/improvement training
  • oRecord of continuous professional development


  • oRecognised project Management qualification (e.g., PRINCE2 Foundation, PMP, MSP Practitioner) or equivalent



  • oExperience of working with a broad range of stakeholders in a dynamic environment with a focus on improvement and delivery
  • oExperience of leading a project
  • oKnowledge of NHS Structure and Functions
  • oKnowledge of project and change management methodologies
  • oKnowledge and understanding of background to and aims of current national and local healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on NHS providers


  • oPrevious experience of NHS organisational structure that shapes project delivery
  • oKnowledge of cancer or genomics services

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