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Band 7 IT Project Manager

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

If you are looking for a job to enhance your knowledge and skills, with flexible working hours, a supportive team, and managing your own caseload, then this role is meant for you!

The IT project manager role will be an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual who is passionate about embracing new technology, improving patient experience, shares our vision for achieving this, has the capacity to take on new challenges as well as incorporate our trust values in everything they do. You will be part of the team supporting the strategic direction of the Trust making a difference as you go along.

In an ever-growing innovative team, you will demonstrate strong leadership skills, and you be responsible for ensuring projects are delivered in a timely manner using the resources and budgets available to you. You must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, flexibility and experience of working with a wide range of stakeholder groups and delivering projects using established methodologies...

This role is demanding. However, it's very rewarding as your input will make a real difference to our patients leaving you fulfilled!

Main duties of the job

1. Production of complex output-based specifications and project definition documentation, in collaboration with appropriate IT leads, health care professionals, suppliers, Trust and Integrated Care System (ICS) and Integrated Care Board (ICB) staff, which contribute to the long-term plans of the regional health community.

2. Produce regular Project Status Summaries, monitoring returns and reports for Steering Groups and Boards.

3. Production of over-arching and inter-linking IT plans, ensuring detailed timetabling of resources across all elements of delivery.

4. Liaise with departments, users and system suppliers on issues that arise during the implementation process.

5. Production and implementation of testing and training strategies for new IT systems.

6. Initiate and, where appropriate, lead and attend internal and external meetings relating to IT projects that involves negotiating with and influencing multi-disciplinary staff groups.

7. Identify, organise, and facilitate changes in working practice, acting as a change agent to lead fellow staff and colleagues to meet the national and local IT agenda.

8. Identify, document, and manage risks & issues associated with IT projects.

9. Identify, document, and realise benefits associated with IT projects.

For a full breakdown of this role, please refer to the job description.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *IT degree or equivalent industry qualification and relevant experience in an IT related job


  • *Ongoing education and learning to Post Graduate Diploma Level



  • *Relevant experience within an IT environment including actual experience of project management which includes a period in an NHS environment.
  • *Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary project team
  • *Full project life cycle experience in medium and large IT projects, with strong skills in the planning and
  • *implementation phases
  • *Delivering projects on time and to budget
  • *Writing and presenting IT business cases
  • *A good understanding of project risk and issue management
  • *Presenting internally and externally, and at all levels
  • *A good understanding of NHS strategies and plans and how they affect delivery of IT within Trusts


  • *A good general understanding and knowledge of medium/large IT systems design, databases, operating systems, interfacing, and functionality.
  • *A good understanding and working knowledge of data networking concepts, desktop, and server technology, with particular reference to Microsoft products.

Additional Criteria


  • *Confident user of MS Office and MS Project for the Web
  • *Well-presented and positive attitude to Trust values
  • *Good clear communicator at all levels and good clear telephone manner
  • *Logical thinker
  • *Good previous attendance records
  • *Able to engage and motivate people
  • *Demonstrate leadership skills
  • *Good understanding of IT issues and its application within the NHS
  • *Confident and motivated
  • *Strong team player and able to work independently
  • *Highly motivated, confident, and enthusiastic self-starter
  • *Flexible and quick to respond to changing situations
  • *Able to meet tight deadlines


  • *Understanding of change management techniques
  • *Good analytical skills
  • *Ability to positively influence others
  • *Fast Learner
  • *Resilient
  • *Have an understanding of current issues relating to the NHS.
  • *Have an energetic approach, and the ability to inspire confidence

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Yardley Court

11-13 Frederick Road, Edgbaston


West Midlands

B15 1JD

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