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IM&T Project Manager

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a.
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity in our Digital team for a Project Manager. This is a great opening for someone with project experience that wants to join Dorset Healthcare Projects & Programmes.

We are looking for someone who has great communications skill and is experienced in utilising project management methodologies to work as a key member of a dynamic team of project staff. Our IM& T Programme delivers a broad range of digital projects and makes the most of modern technology to transform services enabling the organisation to become more efficient and effective.

We are a very flexible team who actively promote and undertake smarter working which means we are able to offer remote working in this role however your contracted base of work would be in Dorset and there is an expectation for all of our staff to be available on site as and when required. This may involve attending on site meetings, running workshops and being on site during deployments, some of these can take weeks being on site every day. This should be taken into consideration before applying.

Main duties of the job

Reporting to a Project Team Manager you will be responsible for the management of project delivery from initiation to testing and handover. The successful candidate will be proactive and approachable with a good eye for detail and the ability to quickly form good working relationships including stepping up for the Project Team Manager during absence.As a key player in projects, you will be keen to develop your own skills promoting continual personal improvement.

Managing all aspects of project delivery, a Project Manager is expected to have ownership of a wide range of project documentation across multiple projects which will require focus and the ability to prioritise your workload. A good understanding of the culture around adoption of technology is advantageous.

All of our Project Delivery Teams work to tight timescales and have robust processes around project documentation, working within pre-defined workstreams. A Project Manager will demonstrate an ability to use project management techniques to deliver achievable benefits and following strict guidelines such as information governance and clinical safety. The ability to bring the right people together to deliver successful change is paramount while appreciating operational pressures have an impact on capacity and resource.

The Project Manager will be expected to support the Project Team Manager in the development of other team members.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Training


  • Degree or equivalent qualifications and/or equivalent practical experience.
  • Prince2 practitioner or equivalent practical experience
  • Business Change knowledge and skills


  • Relevant qualifications or study e.g. Agile, ITIL etc.

Job Specific Experience


  • Experience of managing projects
  • Experience of managing process mapping
  • Experience of benefits identification and benefits management.


  • Working knowledge of IT industry
  • Experience of working in the NHS or health sector in a project related capacity.
  • Experience of implementing complex multidisciplinary IM& T related projects
  • Experience of working in a community and/or mental health setting.
  • Knowledge of NHS clinical systems

Managerial/Supervisory Experience


  • Experience of managing clinical or business change
  • Confident and an ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others


  • Experience of managing a team of staff

Finance and Resourcing


  • Experience of contributing to and supporting management of project resources


  • Experience of contributing to and supporting management of project budgets

Information Technology


  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Project Management solutions, MS-Excel and Internet Explorer
  • IT, Audio and visual equipment literate.

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Sentinel House

Nuffield Industrial Estate


BH17 0RB

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