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Maternity and Neonatal Improvement Project Officer

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Dynamic and enthusiastic the project support officer will be key in supporting the improvement programme manager and project leads in the delivery of specific projects and the wider improvement programme. There will be opportunities to gain experience and be supported in transformation, project management, improvement and change management.The role will be based at Royal Derby Hospital joining a supportive team of like-minded colleagues. The successful applicant will be expected to travel to Queens Hospital Burton occasionally and may be required to travel to one of the other sites within UHDB.

The role requires clear communication skills in highly complex and sensitive / potentially contentious situations, time management, organisational skills, and strong IM& T to support delivery of the programme.

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of this key role is to support the successful delivery of the maternity and neonatal improvement programme ensuring delivery of high profile transformation projects which will balance short term improvement and medium to long term transformation within Maternity at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust.

Closing date of applications: 25 September 2023

Date of interview: 9 October 2023

About us

At UHDB around 9,000 babies are born across our two sites each year at Royal Derby Hospital (RDH) and Queens Hospital Burton (QHB). We provide antenatal and postnatal care for 11,500 women each year and, at RDH, we offer an alongside birth centre. We support women through low and high-risk care pathways, and some specialty pathways like diabetes and cardiology.

We have staff who are kind, caring and compassionate, and who want to deliver exceptional care together for every person who needs us - and that remains our aspiration.

This is an exciting new era on our maternity improvement journey, following a �5.4million investment into our services to strengthen our workforce, our technology and our processes, so that we can further improve what we do and deliver the best quality care to women and their babies. This is a great opportunity to join UHDB and make a real impact for the women and families we care for.

As a University Trustwe value learning, teaching, and training so that we help you to be the best that you can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, and we always want to treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves.

An extensive induction package is offered to successful candidates joining our Maternity services to ensure you are well supported and have time to adjust to working within our teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Maternity & Neontal Programme Management Office (PMO) is responsible for providing Maternity with project and improvement expertise to support the delivery of the Maternity and Neonatal Improvement Plan. The PMO aims to support maternity services to innovate, increase efficiencies and embed sustainable improvements, to enable high quality patient care to be delivered.

The post holder should be proficient, organised & enthusiastic about Improvement and Project Management activities. This role will provide access to a wide range of services and provide insight and exposure to a programme/improvement environment.

Key Facts about our Division:
  • We have 11,000 pregnancy bookings each year
  • We bring nearly 9,000 babies into the world each year
  • On average we perform 63 operations each week
    • 40 are Gynae and 23 are Paediatrics
  • We also perform 3,000 Caesarean Sections per year
  • On average there are 1,000 Paediatric Outpatient attendances a week
  • There are more than 800 Gynae Outpatient attendances a week
  • There are a further 2,000 Obstetrics attendances a week
  • In CED we see around 900 children a week
    • There are also a further 260 under 18's seen in Burton A& E
  • We admit on average more than 200 emergency patients across Paediatrics and Gynae each week

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge


  • Possess excellent technical / analytical skills involving the use of appropriate software packages to input, manipulate and adapt data.
  • Working knowledge of project management and experience of managing change.



  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills


  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Plan and manage a broad range of complex activities whilst dealing with regular ad hoc requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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