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Senior Project Support Officer

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year agenda for change
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

The post holder will be responsible for providing project management and co-ordination for a portfolio of projects/reporting aligned to the delivery of service strategies and developments.

The role provides this for both DAANA (Devon Adult Autism & ADHD Service) and DAAIT (Devon Adult Autism Interventions Team).

DAANA provides assessment to adults for Autism, and assessment and treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Whilst DAAIT provides time limited intervention to autistic adults/those working with them in line with referral criteria

The post holder will be the first point of contact for a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, including liaising with senior clinical and operational staff, Trust directors and senior managers.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the following key areas of responsibility:

-To work as part of the DAANA/DAAIT services in conjunction with key leads, and other stakeholders, including those who use the services, to provide support in the delivery of significant developments, improvements and expansions within the adult neurodiversity services.

-To provide expertise and project management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a range of systems and resources utilised by these services, supporting service to achieve key performance indicators.

-To design and implement ways of working that enables the leaders/managers to make better use of information, helping to streamline provision and use of information within decision making, in conjunction with local data analyst.

-Take responsibility for managing/leading projects or specified workstreams that support wider transformation within the services

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • A degree or equivalent level of education/relevant experience
  • Qualifications at GSCE level or equivalent in Maths and English Language


  • ECDL qualification or RSA Grade II typing or equivalent
  • Project management qualification to post graduate level or equivalent level of training /experience



  • Working as an senior administrator
  • Producing complex electronic documentation using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Analysing and interpreting data and information


  • Working as a project co-ordinator or support office
  • Working in the NHS
  • Working in a project and programme management role



  • Co-ordinating and managing widely attended events and workshops.
  • I.T literate inc high level of knowledge and proficiency in using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Visio
  • Establishing and improving general administrative systems and processes
  • Excellent Communication Skills : Written and verbal
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic change management / service and process improvement and redesign / project management tools and techniques


  • Awareness of Autism Spectrum Conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and working in the NHS
  • Web page maintenance

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