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Senior Project Manager

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
This is a fixed term/secondment post until 30/06/2025.

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and transformational Digital Team. The role requires a good understanding of implementing technology and project management in the health sector.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to deliver a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Hywel Dda and Swansea Bay University Health Board Region. The project is part of a wider all Wales programme looking to deliver a single LIMS across Wales with the aim to modernise Pathology across Wales, whilst standardising and streamlining processes to improve quality standards and patient care.

This role will play a large part in ensuring the success of key deliverables within the project. Reporting directly to the Programme Manager you will work closely with key stakeholders, including Pathology Service, IT, Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) and Intersystems (LIMS Supplier) to ensure the success of delivering the project within agreed timescales and budget.

Main duties of the job

The post is within the Digital Services directorate and provide an ideal platform to learn and develop within the NHS and the digital field.

Applications are invited for the post of a Senior Project Manager to join the Digital Innovation & Transformation Team within Hywel Dda to play a pivotal role in the delivery of a key strategic digital projects within the Health Community.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and controlling the delivery of complex digital projects which form part of Digital Response strategic aims and are key to the successful implementation of the Health Board's Strategy.

We are keen to recruit experienced project managers who are passionate about what they do and what to make a difference for patients and our communities. Whilst some knowledge of working within a digital environment is useful it is not essential. We are looking for someone who can work successfully as part of a team but take initiative and lead when appropriate.

The applicant should hold a project management qualification such as APMP or PRINCE2 and have experience of managing multiple projects within a programme or portfolio. They will have excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills and able to use those skills to engage with internal and external stakeholders, organise events or workshops and to ensure initiation and delivery of multiple projects successfully.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is an award winning provider of NHS healthcare services for people in West Wales. Covering the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties, our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through the following sites:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices , 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post demands a wide range of skills and extensive experience including a good understanding of IT technical terminology, and a proven ability to manage complex projects mitigate risks and provide strategic support to investment priorities. An excellent understanding of how IT can support the strategic direction of the Health Board along with the ability to deliver a varied workload, with a proven track record in using a range of IT systems is essential.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on the 10/06/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • APMP / Prince 2 practitioner equivalent or appropriate project management experience at an equivalent level
  • Postgraduate diploma level qualification or experience at an equivalent level
  • An appreciation of needs of clinicians in the workplace.
  • In-depth knowledge of organisational structures, management reporting lines and appropriate routes for delegation of project work packages
  • An understanding of the area served by the Health Board and its social and economic character.
  • Evidence of further development - education/training


  • MSP (managing successful programmes) practitioner



  • Experience at clinical, technical (e.g. Informatics) or managerial level
  • Proven record of formal medium scale project management.
  • Proven track record of being able to co-ordinate multi-level/multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Experience of working in health care
  • Knowledge of the procurement process, including contract negotiations particularly in relation to IT procurement

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwilli Road


SA31 2AF

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