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Programme Manager

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards - on - Sea
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Programme Support Office (PSO) at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to take on a Programme Manager role.

The Programme Support Office is a small team, focusing on delivering financial and non-financial benefits to support the trust's long term financial sustainability.

In this role you will provide programme and project management support and expertise to senior managers and their teams across the trust's Productivity portfolio to ensure delivery of the trust's strategic priorities, which include successful implementation of the cost improvement programme (CIP) and major Trust wide projects that form part of this programme.

This is a varied and challenging role in a complex and dynamic environment, but you will have a real opportunity to make a difference to the trust in securing the financial sustainability of the trust.

You will be a self-motivated, pro-active individual with strong time management, organisational and Microsoft office skills. You will have excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

The successful candidate will be involved in the management, training and development of other members of the Trust, as appropriate.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part a team that is pivotal in the financial sustainability of the Trust

Main duties of the job

Using highly developed improvement and project management skills, lead the delivery of the portfolio of cost and productivity improvement projects ensuring that quality and safety of services are maintained and improved.

Provide 'hands on' programme and project management support and expertise to senior managers and their teams across the trust to ensure successful delivery of the programme objectives.

To maintain an overview of all workstreams performance against plan, identifying risks, issues, dependencies and relationships between workstreams advising on & implementing appropriate mitigating and corrective actions or adjustments to the project plan.

To maintain robust project monitoring and control mechanisms to ensure the projects can be successfully delivered.

To ensure that good practice in project management as set out in PRINCE2 is adhered to and embedded - this will include the need for project teams to meet regularly, keep records of discussions and progress and follow up actions.

Analyse, interpret and present complex data and information from a variety of sources into a format that is consistent, accurate, relevant and appropriate for use by a variety of audiences.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent relevant level of experience and knowledge
  • PRINCE 2 or alternative Project Management qualification or proven equivalent relevant experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of further personal development in leadership and change management



  • Significant relevant experience working in a health or local government setting good understanding of organisational decision-making procedures.
  • Experience of project or portfolio management and systems development
  • Understanding of challenges around the Planned Care, Urgent and Unscheduled Care agendas and the national and local drivers for change
  • Experience of successfully implementing change in a complex multi organisational environment with a wide range of stakeholders and professional groups.
  • Experience of using IT- based project management methodology - preferably certified
  • Knowledge of formal service and efficiency redesign techniques
  • Experience of development of staff


  • Experience of facilitating team development workshops and organisational development interventions
  • Use of Programme/Project Management System

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards - on - Sea

TN37 7RD

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