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NRC Project Officer

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Due to open in Summer 2025 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 programme is hosted by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The NRC is a new, purpose-built 70-bed facility which will be built on the Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate near Loughborough. It is co-located with the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre with whom the NRC will work closely.

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 workforce is key to the successful delivery of improved patient outcomes, to achieve its national ambition in training and education and to embed research into clinical practice.

We are looking for a Project Officer who can help co-ordinate and support the NRC programme team in this crucial stage of transition. This will primarily involve engaging with stakeholders, supporting specialty leads to drive the programme, supporting with reporting requirements to demonstrate programme delivery. The post holder will work across a number of work streams focused on the opening of the new centre, working closely with the Project Managers, Director of Operations and the Head of Commercial and Construction for the NRC.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide project support to the project board/s, managers and teams to aid the transition work streams for the NRC.

2. Act as Government Soft Landings coordination repressive for the NRC and Estates and Facilities Management (EFM) team.

3. Proactively manage areas of work, anticipating deadlines and preparing the Project Managers / Workstream leads for upcoming meetings and ensure all preparation and reports for upcoming events are complete.

4. To liaise with and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the successful delivery of the NRC.

5. Support in the delivery of EFM, commissioning, testing, training and handover.

6. Ability to communicate with a range of users and occupiers, visitors and facilities managers at a range of organisational levels so that end performance requirements are communicated throughout the 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 familiarise yourself with the Job Description and Person Specification attachments located within the supporting documents section of this advert.

Person Specification



  • Able to travel across NUH sites as well as to the NRC site when required

Training & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent level of experience
  • Evidence of project management experience


  • Advanced IT Skills in Excel, PowerPoint & Office
  • Project Management Qualification



  • Experience of managing change projects
  • Experience in setting up effective information management systems to track progress and inform planning and mitigation
  • Track record of achievement of delivery objectives and finding innovative solutions to problems


  • Experience of large scale change programmes in an NHS setting
  • Knowledge of developing soft landings in line with Government Soft Landing (GSL)

Communication and relationship skills


  • Proven effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to form effective and productive relationships quickly to promote the benefits of the programmes and motivate NHS organisations to implement the various initiatives within the programme
  • Ability to assemble, interpret and present highly complex information, including sensitive information on performance, to a wider audience within local context
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Use of information to support recommendations to resolve barriers to improvements and recommend mitigating action where delivery is not on track
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present highly complex information to demonstrate progress and impact and evidence where remedial action is required
  • Takes a proactive approach, works on own initiative

Planning and organisation skills


  • Demonstrate effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload
  • Strong project planning skills to monitor delivery against targets and take action where necessary

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


Queens Medical Centre

Derby Road



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