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Senior ICS Digital Project Manager

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity to help create a leading digital function in the NHS. The Senior ICS Digital Project Manager will play a crucial role in our Innovation and Transformation Team and will support the ICS Programme Manager as our Trust representative at external meetings with Northeast London ICB and Bedford, Luton & Milton Keynes ICB.

This is a unique opportunity to help form and shape digital strategies across two healthcare systems. Report writing and business case development experience are essential, and we are looking for individuals with the gravitas to engage with senior stakeholders as the system voice, and ambassador, for ELFT Digital.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experience project managers who have an excellent understanding of healthcare systems. You will have a proven track record of supporting the delivery of digital programmes from conception to implementation encompassing the full project lifecycle. Strong negotiation and persuasive skills are essential. Partnership working is crucial in this role, and we are looking for kind, empathetic project managers who are collaborative in their approach. You will be accustomed to working with senior stakeholders and be comfortable working across organisational boundaries.

In return, you could be part of our digital first journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative, to ensure the Trust develops a leading digital function.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Luke Scott-Crowley at Hunter Healthcare on 07512 322 109 or

About us

Originally formed in 2000, ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental health care, innovation and improvement. We care for a population of more than 750,000 and we are proud to serve one of the most culturally diverse parts of the UK. In Bedfordshire and Luton, we are now responsible for a further 630,000 people's mental health and community health care needs. Wherever patients receive our services and from whichever team, our values of care, respect and inclusivity underpin all that we do. Valuing the diversity of our local population is fundamental to realising our vision to provide outstanding healthcare to our diverse community. In September 2016, the Trust was proud to be rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, and the Trust was once again rated at 'Outstanding' by the CQC in June 2018 and 2021.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our Board have clear ambition to be a Digital First organisation. Our digital strategy is a collaboration between the Trust senior management team, the Digital Team, and a wide range of stakeholders who firmly believe in building upon our digital capabilities to ensure ELFT are regarded as pioneers in Digital. The scale of response to the COVID-19 pressures, particularly enabling remote and mobile working, and setting up the Stratford vaccination centre has been remarkable. However, there are also significant challenges to address. Digital tools and services are now fundamental to the management and delivery of our services. This is an extremely exciting time to be joining our Trust on this journey.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • oEducated to Master's degree level or has equitable work based experience
  • oRecognised professional project management qualification e.g., PRINCE 2 or Managing Successful Programs (MSP) or has equitable work-based experience
  • oManagement/leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • oEvidence of continued professional development


  • oITIL qualification



  • oSuccessful delivery of large-scale digital projects across health or social care or equivalent
  • oDevelopment of capital bids and business cases
  • oProject initiation through to sign off following agreed project management methodology principles
  • oBenefits management life cycle
  • oManaging risks, issues, dependencies and constraints in projects
  • oManaging change across all departments in a large health or social care organization or equivalent
  • oDelivering communication plans to ensure engagement, co-production and collaboration.
  • oPresentation of information to project board and other relevant governing committees
  • oManaging project budgets within a changing environment
  • oAdapting to different projects within a changing environment
  • oFacilitation of business change
  • oManaging, leading and motivating large teams
  • oAdvanced Microsoft office applications e.g., VISIO, Project, Excel, PowerPoint
  • oLeading service changes to improve performance
  • oImplementing national changes as required
  • oRisk management and governance
  • oExperience of working within a Digital Department environment.

Knowledge and Skills


  • oAbility to write comprehensive, clear and concise specifications and project documentation
  • oAbility to communicate complex concepts and issues clearly at Executive level
  • oAble to meet deadlines in a challenging and resource lean environment
  • oAbility to build strong relations with internal and external project stakeholders
  • oExcellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • oAble to work under pressure
  • oKnowledge of project management controls, tools and techniques
  • oKnowledge of Digital infrastructure
  • oApplication/systems development, support and training principles
  • oHighly developed specialist knowledge of working in a Digital Support environment.
  • oIn depth understanding of change management
  • oWorking knowledge of financial processes
  • oGood understanding of the current NHS agenda and healthcare policy

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


The Green


E2 9NJ

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