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Project Manager

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

**Previous Applicants Need Not Apply**

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 Digital Delivery team. This post will help deliver an number of projects that enable digital change, supported by the delivery of IT technology and systems to improve patient care. We are looking for a highly organised, dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated individual to support the delivery of a number of projects within our portfolio.

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, ideally in digital projects.

Main duties of the job

Provide project management for a number of projects within the overall digital portfolio.

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

Ensure that assigned projects produce the required deliverables within the defined quality, time and cost constraints and facilitate the full realisation of benefits defined in the business case.

About us

The Digital Delivery Team is dynamic team responsible for delivering a wide range of programmes and projects across Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be working alongside a team of project professionals, as well as working closely with many other teams across the Trust during the delivery of projects.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Project Management and Co-ordination
  • Lead, plan, organise and control assigned projects;
  • Lead and motivate staff assigned to or directly involved in the project team, including the Project Board, in accordance with the project plan, to ensure the required deliverables within the defined quality, time and cost constraints.
  • Produce reports and other documentation for the a variety of groups and boards, attending all appropriate meetings, Project Board, and Project Teams, highlighting project progress, risks, and issues to ensure common understanding and facilitate appropriate action.
  • Lead, direct, co-ordinate and administer the activities of the Project Team, ensuring that the Project Team works cohesively and effectively.

  • Methods and Standards
  • Adapt and apply relevant project management methodologies, such as PRINCE2, to ensure compliance with NHS national standards, while providing effective and practical control structures for individual projects.

  • Project Initiation and Documentation of Information Requirements
  • Prepare the Project Initiation Document (PID), Business Case and other associated documentation required for project start up.
  • Advise and assist end users to identify their Information and IT requirements in a structured manner that enhances existing and planned information and IT infrastructure, directed by the Trust's Information and IT strategies.
  • Incorporate such requirements within formal procurement and contractual documentation.

  • Options Appraisal and Risk Analysis
  • Guide the procurement of information systems and other products in accordance with public sector law, NHS guidelines and standards ensuring probity, fairness and value for money.
  • Inform, structure, and apply option appraisal and risk analysis techniques in order to facilitate product evaluation and the decision making process.
  • Document and retain a full audit trail of decisions made, and how and why there were taken.

  • Implementation
  • Working in close co-operation with suppliers Project Manager and other project staff, plan and co-ordinate the activities of the Project Team in preparation for system implementation, including procedural review, reference file set up, training, acceptance testing, data migration and publicity.
  • Personally undertake implementation activities where specific expertise or protected time is not available from within the Project Team membership.
  • Liaise with the Patient Systems Training Team (and others) to ensure a smooth delivery and rollout. Support the Project Team, System Manager and end user departments during and after the initial go live period.
  • Where appropriate, represent the Trust at National User Group meetings, and similar events.

  • Benefit Realisation and Project Closure
  • Prepare an analysis of the potential benefits of proposed projects and quantify them where possible.
  • Support the Project Sponsor and end users in implementation of a benefits realisation programme.
  • Lead and manage the benefits realisation reporting including the monitoring, review and realisation of expected benefits as part of a Project Closure report.

  • Documentation
  • Produce and organise full documentation of assigned projects from inception to completion, and maintain in line with Prince 2 project management methodology in order to satisfy all internal and external audit requirements.

  • Presentations and Briefings
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and briefings on assigned projects to staff at all levels both within the Trust's own organisation and at external meetings, seminars, conferences and other events.

  • If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Emma Boyes on

    Person Specification



    • Degree or equivalent experience


    • Project Management Training and Qualification (i.e. Prince 2, APM)



    • Significant (minimum 2 years) practical experience of the planning, organisation, governance and project management of Digital / IT and/or transformation projects
    • Practical experience of the application of structured Waterfall (Prince2 or APM) project methodology
    • Project management of NHS Digital/IT or transformation projects


    • oProject Management of NHS Digital/IT or transformation projects in an Acute NHS Trust Setting

    Skills & Aptitudes


    • Can communicate effectively, using different mediums, with individual staff and groups at all levels and disciplines, both within and outside of the organisation
    • oPlease amend to 'Can produce accurate, detail and precise project documentation in many formats


    • Can communicate complex IT information to a non technical audience

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