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Digital Programme Manager

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available within the integrated Alder Hey and Liverpool Heart and Chest Digital Service. We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Programme Manager to work across both trusts, running a broad range of large-scale programmes that form both organisations Digital Strategies.

Main duties of the job

Alder Hey is currently working through it's Digital Futures strategy which centres around digital improvements which improve patient and staff experience and safety. Alongside this, the Trust is currently in an exciting optimisation phase for the Electronic Patient Record (Meditech), which has recently been upgraded to the latest version available, thus maximising our investment in core clinical systems to ensure our staff have the best tools available when providing patient care.

Liverpool Heart and Chest have recently become part of the Digital Aspirant scheme, which helps NHS Trusts raise their Digital Maturity. The Trust has also recently commissioned the Digital Excellence Strategy, a 5-year programme to deliver digital initiatives enabling a wide range of benefits. The 3 core themes that underpin the strategy are 'Connecting Digitally with our Patients and Families', 'Digital Safety and Outstanding Care' and 'Insight Led Care', all underpinned by a 'back to basics' service improvement plan.

About us

We pledge to use digital to ensure that we are safer and deliver the best possible care at every step, for our staff we pledge their working day will be made better by delivery of a digital infrastructure that is based around their day to day needs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the initiation, ongoing management and delivery of the work streams that comprise the Digitisation Programme including but not limited to:-
    • Digital Futures & Digital Excellence
    • HIMSS accreditations
    • IT Business as usual Projects/Programmes
  • Day to day running of the Programme and Project Team acting as an initial point of escalation for any Programme/Project issues and risks
  • Ensure projectsand initiatives are delivered on time, to quality standards and in a cost effective manner, making recommendations to adjust plans as required.
  • Highlight exceptions and risks ensuring mitigating action can be taken to keep the programme on track.
  • Prepare programme reports and briefings for Trust Board, Trust Directors and stakeholders inc NHS England and NHS Digital
  • Co-ordinate agenda and content for Programme Board meetings ensuring strong governance
  • Work with team and partners as appropriate using professional programme, project and change management skills.
  • Responsible for supporting the commissioning of projects and procurement of services to support project delivery.
  • Ensure all projects have up to date Benefits realisation plans and provide guidance on best practice throughout Benefits Lifecycle

Person Specification



  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in programme/project management


  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)



  • NHS specialist project management experience or equivalent


  • Experience in implementing clinical systems



  • Business support programmes, providers, products and tools


  • A broad but determined view of emerging technologies, trends and opportunities



  • Outstanding relationship management skills. Ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships across a range of partners and stakeholders, working across organisational boundaries
  • Excellent communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders both internal and external (including outside the NHS) to the organisation.
  • Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues and create solutions and to resolve problems in relation to programme delivery.
  • Ability to understand a broad range of complex information quickly and making decisions where opinions differ/no obvious solution
  • Ability to make decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • Ability to work without supervision, providing specialist advice to the organisation, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Confident use of the Microsoft(TM) Office toolset, email and web browsers and project management tools


  • Proven programme budgetary control skills

Personal Attributes


  • Team working skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity and promotes organisational values


  • Good attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's Hospital


L12 2AP

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