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Quality Improvement Senior Project Manager

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about quality improvement, innovation, patient safety, addressing inequalities, and leading on change to improve health and care outcomes for our south London population?

We have a fantastic opportunity for two creative and passionate Quality Improvement Senior Project Managers to join us at the award-winning Health Innovation Network (HIN).

Hosted by Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust, we enjoy the benefits of being NHS members of staff while focusing on innovation to improve the lives of patients and staff in the health and care sector. While this was important before, it has an even greater focus now with innovation being looked to help reduce elective care backlogs and health inequalities.

The main purpose of this post is to support the Patient Safety Team at the HIN with the delivery of our priority projects. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, from delivering transformational programmes to improving patient pathways, or internally with our wide range of health and mental health wellbeing initiatives. We are based near Waterloo and Westminster stations and working at the HIN you could benefit from great health and wellbeing support which currently includes yoga, book club, lunchtime walks, and regular social events alongside our HIN Academy providing fantastic training.

Interviews are planned for 4 and 5 June 2024.

Main duties of the job

As a Quality Improvement Senior Project Manager, you will provide QI expertise and coaching to our wide range of stakeholders across south London. You will support colleagues in south east and south west London ICSs to deliver on nationally commissioned patient safety improvement priority projects. Current projects include:
  • System Safety: Patient Safety Incident Reporting Framework (PSIRF) implementation.
  • Preventing and managing deterioration: implementation of Martha's Rule and reducing deterioration associated harm by improving the prevention, identification, escalation of and response to physical deterioration.

You will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders at multiple levels, usually busy clinical staff with many competing priorities. This will include visiting acute clinical environments in primary and secondary care to meet staff where they are delivering care.

You will be skilled at using multiple forms of communication and facilitation techniques to turn complex ambitions into practical and tangible improvement.

About us

What is the Health Innovation Network?

The HIN is the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for south London, one of 15 AHSNs across England. We work across a range of health and care services through each of our clinical and innovation themes, to transform care in diabetes, patient safety, mental health, cardiovascular and healthy ageing and to accelerate innovations into the NHS. AHSNs help mobilize the value that the NHS can add as an economic asset to the UK economy. As an AHSN the HIN works with a range of expert support and services across the health and care sectors that support NHS innovators and companies to realise the commercial and economic potential of their innovations.

As part of the HIN adaptable working principles, which allows our ability to adapt to anticipated changes in project portfolios and gives staff the opportunity to enhance their skills and expertise, the successful candidate may be asked to operate across other themes and projects.

Our Values

Brave - We encourage our teams and others to be brace with their ideas and support them to try new things.

Kind - We care about each other, the people we work with and about the health and wellbeing of south Londoners.

Open - We're open about what we do, and we share what we learn.

Different - We think differently, and we are strong because of our diverse background, talents, and experiences.

Together - We build communities and networks, we collaborate, and we connect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

On your application, please begin your supporting statement with an example of a Quality Improvement project you have led.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • QI training (e.g. Institute of Health Care Breakthrough Series Training (or equivalent)



  • Significant experience in using quality improvement (QI) methodologies
  • Coaching experience relating to quality improvement
  • Substantial experience of facilitating and managing transformational change within and across organisations to deliver improvements in health and/or care.

Additional Information


  • A commitment to partnership working, inclusion of a diverse workforce and service integration.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Beckett house

1 Lambeth Palace Road



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