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Project Support Officer

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
The role is responsible for the planning, oversight and delivery of projects designed to support improvement in operational delivery and efficiency within the Active Programmes, Community TB Nurses and Active Together services.

The post holder will support the Operational Lead and provide leadership for the development and delivery of identified projects. This will include, for example, providing leadership for all aspects of events coordination, alongside providing service improvement leadership to the delivery of microsystem or project work.

The post holder will also work closely with Senior Clinicians and other Clinical Managers to coordinate and support the delivery of projects across the CCA Group.

Main duties of the job

Provide project support to the delivery of key business plans relating to the TPC Directorate.

Assisting the Operational Lead on all aspects of the operational functioning of the services, working as a core member of the team to provide an effective business support to services.

Ensure that P& E schemes have robust and reliable mechanisms for capturing efficiency gains so that they can be easily reported to Finance.

Support the delivery of identified projects and schemes by working with the respective staff groups and services to ensure the delivery of key milestones remains in line with the project plan.

Assist with the delivery of core business functions that support operational delivery of services.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 21 months due to the post being recruited as part of a limited term project within the Trust. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts taking into consideration the requirement for the post to be maintained as a part of the project's implementation and the timescales associated with this.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including C/4 grade or above in English & Maths
  • Degree level qualification, or a level 4 qualification such as HND / HNC plus further knowledge, training and experience that together with the level 4 qualification equates to degree level.


  • Project or Business Administration or similar
  • Prince 2 or MSP qualifications



  • Evidence of IT literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve & prioritise workload
  • Evidence of delivering service improvement work
  • Evidence of report writing & high level analytical work
  • Evidence of collecting, collating & using patient & staff information to inform improvement work
  • Evidence of events planning & delivery


  • Experience of Sharepoint, developing sites & use of social media for promotional purposes
  • Experience of Health Care Environment
  • Experience of working on customer relationship management

Further Training


  • Experience & training in using a variety of improvement techniques (i.e. Project/Programme Management & lean methodology/micro systems

Special skills/aptitudes


  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal
  • Ability to adopt a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Demonstrate working on own initiative
  • Ability to present information in a concise manner
  • Methodical & organised approach to work ensuring the ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Ability to support & develop others
  • Ability to influence others at all levels of seniority
  • Pro active approach to one's own development
  • Evidence of ability to deal effectively & appropriately with people at all levels from a broad range of organisations
  • Understand issues relating to equality & diversity and how this impacts on quality & improvement work
  • Understanding of confidentiality & data protection
  • Ability to work within established procedures & timescales/deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative as and when necessary


  • Ability to review working methods & procedures and suggest alternative methods of improvements
  • Can demonstrate a degree of creative flare for marketing of service improvement materials

Other Factors


  • Advanced key board skills with high degree of accuracy
  • There will be a requirement for concentration where the work pattern is unpredictable

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Manor Clinic

18 Ridgeway Road


S12 2ST

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