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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend -On Sea
£58,972 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSENHSFT) provides services to the residents of Southend, Basildon, and Chelmsford. It was formed in April 2020 by the merger of Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, and Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) provides community health, mental health and learning disability services to support more 3.2 million people living across Bedfordshire, Essex, and Suffolk.

EPUT was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT).

EPUT and MSEFT are embarking on a UK first of type EPR procurement for a single EPR that spans Acute, Mental Health and Community health services. We have already undertaken extensive market engagement have submitted our full business case

There is extensive interest nationally in this first of type opportunity and we are excited to offer this role to an experienced programme lead to support us in spearheading the programme.

Main duties of the job

The EPR PMO Lead will play a key role in the EPR Team, developing and supporting a professional PMO function that supports the development and delivery of the EPR Programme, providing a framework, governance, drumbeat and reporting on the progress of the programme. The post holder will provide effective input into the work of the Group, to support the achievement of our vision and values. Travel to the sites will be required.

This will involve large scale and sustainable change across the Trust as we move away from existing and outdated paper. Based clinical and non-clinical processes.

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility Main duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the programme management office (PMO) in respect of the EPR Programme, developing and maintaining a professional and effective PMO function across the programme and supporting clinical, operational, and corporate colleagues to develop and deliver necessary actions as part of the programme.
  • Establish and maintain a logical and organised programme management office, including the management of papers, project documentation and the organisation of meetings, and lead on the creation and improvement of processes, procedures, and tools.
  • Ensure there is an established governance and appropriate progress, and delivery reports are produced for the programme using the agreed template documentation and processes.
  • Work as part of the overall PMO team, within the wider programme management approach set out for the delivery of the UEPR
  • Maintain the overall integrity and coherence of the EPR programme and develop and maintain the programme environment to support individual projects within it.
  • Lead the PMO for the delivery of the EPR programme, liaising with senior leaders and executive SROs to support, help and ensure robustness of governance, and be responsible and accountable for the effective governance and management of the EPR programme.
  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring leads are supported to develop workstreams to achieve their key milestones.
  • Work with complex, sensitive, and contentious information/data analysis share this information with workstream owners and clinical and operational colleagues where agreement or co-operation on agreeing the next steps for delivery are required.

Person Specification

Programme Experience


  • Experience leading PMO office
  • Experience establishing process and governance
  • Experience on specialist delivery in complex programmes
  • Experience in people management and KPI development

Risk management


  • Experience in risk management and corrective action and mitigation
  • Experience in delivery to budget and resource

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Southend -On Sea


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