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Senior Digital Project Manager (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
The Senior Project Manager will work with the Head of Digital PMO and other Project Managers within the programme taking responsibility for establishing project-wide plans which embrace key milestones and critical path events.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the overall digital programme of work to achieve the successful implementation of both short and long term and both local and district wide projects that support the development of a digitally enabled organisation.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that projects are run to agreed project management standards and that an auditable trail exists throughout the life of the project.
  • To negotiate with clinical and management colleagues a practical plan regarding project deliverables as required to achieve the desired outcome.
  • To monitor the progress of each work-stream against the agreed project plan and intervene at any point where there is a risk of delay, resource overuse or unacceptable quality.
  • To identify conflicting priorities and propose appropriate action to deliver the overall programme of work to escalate to senior colleagues where necessary.
  • To liaise with, co-ordinate and monitor the activities of suppliers as appropriate to ensure all projects are implemented in a timely manner, to a high quality and to agreed standards.
  • To assess risk for key tasks in each work-stream and estimate, in negotiation with managers, the likelihood and impact of the risk.
  • To be responsible for Project Budget, Change Control and Business Contingency planning for assigned projects.
  • To justify any decisions taken within each project, through reference to evidence maintained in project archives, when required to do so by any audit authority.

  • About us

    We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

    We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The post holder will also establish robust processes to enable the monitoring of progress, reporting any deviations from plan, the impact on the overall programme and potential mitigating actions to the Head of Digital PMO, Programme Lead and the Programme Team. The post holder will produce, manage and process all the formal documentation for each stage of the project(s). The role will also include the co-ordination, day-to-day management and delivery of these defined, complex projects within the programme. Projects will need to be delivered within budget and to agreed time scales. Individual projects may span one or more localities.

    Hybrid working is available with onsite activities and team days taking place at the Digital teams base. The post holder will also be required to attend sites across Yorkshire to deliver digital projects.

    Person Specification



    • PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent experience
    • Degree level or equivalent experience (relevant to role)


    • Master's degree in project management or other relevant area or equivalent qualification
    • MSP Foundation
    • Leadership or Management development qualification

    Knowledge & Experience


    • Knowledge of managing complex, strategic projects or areas of complex working practices
    • Experience of working with suppliers and managing a range of stakeholder relationships


    • Knowledge of business change process analysis and design techniques
    • Experience of working within an Acute NHS Trust and working with clinical and administrative staff



    • Fluent user of Windows-based desktop productivity software, including Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database Management and Presentation tools
    • The ability to communicate, written and oral, Quick to learn and understand new material Enthusiasm for new technology while maintaining people centred approach Application form / interview highly-complex business change concepts and issues to all levels of staff, both orally and in written form
    • Ability to plan and organise complex programmes of work for self and others, some of which will be ongoing and may require adjustment to accommodate changing demands and situations

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


    Airedale General Hospital

    Skipton Road


    BD20 6TD

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