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Bristol Health Partners Senior Project Manager

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

Are you a Project Manager who is ready to develop your skills with an exciting new opportunity? We are looking for someone who can demonstrate their creativity and ability to put new ideas into practice.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre, a dynamic collaboration between the city region's universities, major health and care providers and commissioners, covering the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.

This is a 2 year fixed-term appointment and we may consider secondment applications. To apply for the position as a secondment, you must secure agreement from your current line manager.

The post will be based within the Bristol Health Partners core team and work specifically on providing effective Senior Project Management support to the Bristol Health Partners HITs. You will use your project management skills to ensure HITs are managed effectively, progressing well against plans and reporting progress to the Bristol Health Partners Chief Operating Officer and others.

The post holder will be responsible for managing HITs to the highest possible standards and will be expected to work under their own initiative, seeking guidance and advice where necessary.

Main duties of the job

Our vision is to unite our excellence in healthcare provision, research and innovation, education and training to deliver healthier lives, through improved prevention of illness and disease and better integration of health and care services. We want to be known for:
  • Equal and fair access, experience and outcome, by tackling health deprivation and inequalities
  • The excellence of the care we commission and provide, underpinned by cutting edge research and innovation, education and patient and public involvement.

In this role you will work with health and social care researchers, commissioners, policy makers and members of the public across the Bristol City region. You will collaborate with a range of organisations, including the NHS, universities, local authorities, and voluntary and community sector organisations.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate significant Project Management knowledge/experience (PRINCE 2 or MSP qualifications are desirable) along with a proven track record of liaising effectively with a range of stakeholders across various organisations, including at very senior levels.

We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have experience of health and care project management, combined with an understanding of race equality and the wider equality, diversity and inclusion perspective.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • First degree (or equivalent professional qualification)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • PRINCE 2 and/or MSP or similar project/programme management qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant Project Management knowledge/experience (PRINCE 2 or MSP qualifications are desirable)
  • Demonstrable change management and project management experience involving clinical services or in a public sector setting
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of change management and service redesign has developed, monitored and managed complex projects within complex and challenging organisational settings
  • Experience in leading and facilitating cross-disciplinary or cross-organisational groups
  • Experience of working with multi -disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge and experience of the submission of research grant applications.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team and managing own workload
  • Experience in training and developing staff
  • Demonstrated experience of operating within a healthcare or health research environment

Skills and Abilities


  • Proven track record of liaising effectively with a range of stakeholders across various organisations at different, sometimes very senior levels
  • Experience of working in and directing cross-organisational and cross-functional project teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to maintain focus on the longer-term goals of Transformation while dealing with the short and medium term challenges that may arise.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Whitefriars, Bristol Royal Infirmary



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