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Senior Project Manager

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Project Manager is a key role for the Trust, supporting the Associate Director of Capital Development in the delivery of the Trusts Capital Plan and Estates compliance.

The post includes the delivery of Capital schemes for all building and engineering matters associated with the Trust and with values from > �5k upwards to �20m. All such schemes will be implemented to agreed costs, timescales, and the required quality standards in order to deliver a modern efficient and sustainable Estates portfolio, which is compliant with all Estates and Facilities related Regulations, and to enable the ongoing and effective delivery of patient care.

The post holder will competently manage the provision of Building Improvement schemes through construction and engineering contractors and external specialist consultants and surveyors, to meet the requirements of the Trust Estates and Service strategies and the associated Capital and major revenue projects.

Responsible for the design, detailed specification, procurement, planning, implementation, project management, and contract administration of all Capital and major revenue projects, in addition to any compliance and associated remedial works arising from in house and specialist audits.

You will focus on ensuring Cost, Quality, and Time constraints are adhered to, and ensure contractor payments are professionally managed.

You may be called upon to deputize for the Associate Director of Capital Development, when required to do so.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the Associate Director of Capital Development with the delivery of Capital Projects and Capital Backlog maintenance. Whilst you will report to the Associate Director of Capital Development, you will be required to have very close links with Director of Estates & Capital Development and the Operational Estates teams to ensure cost effective compliance and maintenance revenue obligations (effective lifecycle costs) are met. You will be required to exchange complex technical project related information to a wide range of groups including Directors, Senior Managers, suppliers, specialist and non-specialists.
  • Have expert knowledge of HTM / HBN / CIBSIE and applicable regulatory requirements, and interpret requirements in order to ensure the balance of delivering compliance and cost effectiveness is achieved during the compilation of Project specifications.
  • Be responsible for Engineering maintenance, Estates operational policy development and all forms of Project documentation, ensuring documentation are regularly reviewed and up to date.
  • Ensure patient safety and comfort is central to all project deliverables, and commits to ensuring building and H& S requirements are complied with in full.
  • Deliver support for administering the Capital programme utilising a risk-based methodology, which will include information such as backlog maintenance, wayfinding, asbestos surveys and 6 facet survey.

  • About us

    In this year's NHS staff survey, our employees voted MTW in the top 10 NHS Trusts nationwide and second in the South East of Trusts to work for.

    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

    The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

    The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

    We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

    Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

    At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

    Interview Date: 20th June 2024

    Person Specification



    • Educated to MSC level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in Building construction or Engineering services.
    • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development.
    • IOSH Healthcare (Risk & Safety Management) or NEBOSH general certificate (Construction).
    • Management qualification.
    • PRINCE 2 Practitioner or equivalent project management qualification.
    • Extensive knowledge of range of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to Degree level or equivalent.



    • Significant Experience and knowledge of Estates operational management and project management in building construction.
    • In depth experience in design, specification and negotiation of construction projects, Capital project management and administration of construction contract matters.
    • In depth knowledge of NHS project management including procurement routes, and business case development.
    • Experience in facilitating formal tendering processes including checking of specifications prior to tender initiation.
    • Health service Capital investment and procurement procedures.
    • Contracts for Building construction and Engineering schemes in order to ensure that all Capital and revenue schemes are carried out in accordance with industry and NHS requirements for robust contract control.
    • A thorough understanding of fire prevention, building construction and services, fire safety legislation, Codes of Practice and Building Regulations.



    • Excellent numeric and analytical skills.
    • Ability to make sound judgements and decisions involving highly complex facts and conflicting demands.
    • Able to produce concise reports both financial and information based.
    • Develop consistent expert communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations.
    • Highly developed problem-solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands.
    • Ability to interpret national and local guidelines. Able to interpret and act upon new guidance from NHS or Professional bodies.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


    Maidstone Hospital

    Hermitage Lane


    ME16 9QQ

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