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NRC Project Manager

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Due to open in Summer 2025, and hosted by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) will be the first to set new ambitious standards of practice and outcomes for rehabilitation patients in England. The NRC will work closely with the co-located Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, and with the academic partners led by the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University. Research and innovation and training and education in rehabilitation will be embedded at the NRC will be central to clinical practice. The NRC programme is at a crucial stage of planning and transition to ensure that the centre is established robustly to achieve the excellence it strives for.

The post holder will work across a number of work streams focused on the opening of the new centre, working closely with the Director of Operations and the Head of Commercial and Construction for the NRC.

If you are an innovative and driven Project Manager, committed to developing and supporting a high-quality rehabilitation service, supporting the transition from existing services to the NRC and helping us realise the national ambitions for the NRC, your application is invited to support the NRC programme team in this crucial stage of transition.

Main duties of the job

In addition to this summary, please familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents for this role.

The Project Manager (PM) will provide project management expertise to the project boards, managers and teams to aid the planning and successful delivery of the transition workstreams for the NRC on time and within budget. This will include proactively managing areas of work according to formal workplans by anticipating deadlines, allocating and chasing actions, identifying risks and preparing reports and other materials as required.

The PM will build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, ensuring their views and needs are taken account of in all stages of work and incorporated in the new service plans. Best practice including process mapping will be shared and applied to challenge existing ways of working, to promote adoption of progressive solutions and guide effective decision-making.

The PM will manage and document the project phases in accordance with Trust requirements, policies and organisational development agendas to deliver improved clinical outcomes for patients and more efficient use of resources. The PM will also work with the communications team to promote the NRC.

The PM will support the NRC Senior Team as required, will provide line management and development support to junior PMO roles, and will maintain their own Continuing Professional Development Plan, engaging with the Personal Development Review process.

About us

With over 20,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached the Job Description for the details of duties and responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or significant equivalent in similar leadership role
  • Evidence of project management or similar experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Masters qualification or project management qualification or experience
  • Advanced IT Skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Office
  • Formal training in Service improvement , redesign, productivity & change management methodologies such as QSIR, Lean or Six Sigma (e.g. Six Sigma green belt level)



  • Experience in managing and implementing change projects in healthcare
  • Track record of achievement in delivery of objectives and finding innovative solutions to problems
  • Experience in the theory & application of service improvement tools & techniques such as Demand & Capacity, Process Mapping & Redesign, and Workforce redesign


  • Ability to use Trust information and IT packages
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge in rehabilitation services
  • Personal resilience and determination to make a tangible contribution

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to receive, interpret and communicate highly complex, sensitive & contentious information where there are barriers to acceptance & hostility to change, e.g. when presenting an analysis of service performance to clinical and/or management teams
  • Able to influence & motivate teams to adapt to new ways of working to improve service delivery & management models
  • Able to understand team dynamics and adapt approach to achieve the best outcomes for patients


  • Able to develop both formal & informal contacts & networks to share learning & knowledge within the Trust and with local & national Social & Healthcare bodies
  • Has a high degree of self-awareness & emotional intelligence to be able to challenge financial, management and professional boundaries & ways of working with empathy to manage resistance or hostility to making required changes

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Able to assess & evaluate project progress against agreed timescales & objectives & provide solutions to address any deviations
  • Able to set longer term plans & develop contingences where deviations from plans occur
  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and the performance of other staff


  • Able to identify collaborative ways of working
  • Understanding of the external environment & ability to interpret the implications of findings
  • Ability to design, create & maintain appropriate information systems (databases & spreadsheets) for service improvement data

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's We are here for you behavioural standards

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts





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