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EPR Senior Digital Project Manager

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting 12 month fixed term or secondment opportunity has arisen for a EPR Senior Digital Project Manager to join our LUHFT EPR Programme team.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has embarked on a journey to provide great care for our patients. We are a front line digitisation trail blazer on the national EPR programme. Together we will underpin the care that our hospitals provide with a robust digital infrastructure, comprehensive suite of digital solutions and a wealth of digital intelligence. Our digital strategy clearly sets out our great ambition, which delivers a progressive and cohesive portfolio of digital solutions to front-line staff

Main duties of the job

Digital Services comprises a multidisciplinary team of Professional staff concerned with providing a wide range of services in Information, Knowledge Management, Computing and Telecommunications. The aim of the service is to be 'The Best Digital Service in the NHS' and the Post Holder is required to contribute to this competence. Reporting directly to the EPR Principal Digital Programme Manager, the Post Holder will focus on the delivery of our EPR Programme's Digital projects with knowledge of every aspect of the project lifecycle. The Post Holder will be part of an integrated project team and provide Project Management leadership and expert advice to Project Boards, Project Managers and Project teams throughout the organisation to ensure that best practice, standards, tools, and techniques are in place. The Post Holder will be expected to travel to site across LUHFT working collaboratively with both clinical and non- clinical teams.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Provide project management expertise within the Trust supporting the delivery of the Trusts EPR Programme.

2. Have direct responsibility for a number of projects, for the full lifecycle from initiation to project closure, taking a lead role on high priority/critical projects.

3. Have supervisory responsibility for junior members of the Trust EPR Programme team. Oversee the successful delivery of a number of projects managed by their direct reports.

4. Ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with best known methods and LUHFT project management standards.

5. Ensure that each project is supported by a robust governance structure, applying a coaching approach to the support provided to Project Sponsors, Project Steering Groups and Project Teams.

6. Monitor the progress of the project against the original business case and project initiation document, ensuring where necessary the project is able to adapt to changing requirements and that plans are adjusted accordingly so that the deliverables are on time, to specified quality and within budget.

7. To analyse and evaluate many diverse conflicting issues associated with the completion of a project and decide how resources are to be used.

8. Be responsible for developing and tracking the progress of project plans, including resource planning, using project approved software.

9. Ensure regular reports are provided to appropriate stakeholders as defined within the programme governance.

10. To identify and manage risks and issues associated with the project(s), including the development and implementation of contingency plans.

11. Ensure all implementation plans are synchronised with training and operational commitments and include post implementation review plans

12. Ensure that appropriate plans, documentation and procedures are in places when handing a project over to business as usual as part of project closure.

13. Where required, to work with the Trust executive team to discuss project priorities and progress.

14. To make routine presentations, covering complex issues to groups of staff on topics associated with programmes/projects.

15. Represent other departmental managers at meetings, events, seminars, or progressing tasks where this is appropriate.

Person Specification



  • Relevant first degree or equivalent experience or Relevant Diploma, other higher degree or equivalent experience or A clinical, nursing or therapies qualification for those projects requiring clinical expertise
  • Formal project management qualification or ability to demonstrate substantial experience and success in delivering projects
  • PRINCE II Practitioner


  • MSP Foundation
  • Lean Practitioner



  • Substantial experience of working in a project environment
  • Experience of managing a series of complex, large inter-related projects or substantial clinical experience for those projects requiring clinical expertise
  • Experience of managing a project team
  • Substantial experience of using Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of working with colleagues at all levels including clinicians
  • Experience of working on unfamiliar topics requiring rapid assimilation of new technical knowledge
  • Experience of effecting change in an organisation with no direct line management responsibility
  • Experience of dealing with and communicating complex and contentious information


  • Experience of working in an NHS environment.



  • Thorough understanding of the benefits of using Project management standards and the ability to adapt these to meet the requirements of the project
  • A good understanding of the application of information and IT systems to support patient care



  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Analyses of non-routine data, interpretation and resolution
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills including oral and written communication skills and ability to deliver presentations to a large audience
  • Negotiation, motivation and influencing skills
  • Ability to present project management techniques and tools
  • Ability to discuss project management technical details with non-technical users
  • Ability to lead a team of diverse individuals to deliver projects to meet aims and objectives
  • Planning and organisation skills with the ability to manage numerous conflicting priorities
  • Ability to check own and others work to ensure all products are of a high quality



  • Clinical staff will be required to maintain professional registration with appropriate clinical body.
  • Able to commute to all sites within the local health economy

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Innovation Park

Edge Lane


L7 9NJ

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