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Senior Project Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Senior Project Manager to join the Chief Nurse's Office Project Team.

As part of this growing team, you will be involved in a wide range of projects across the nursing, midwifery and AHP portfolio and will play a key role in driving forward some key work to deliver on the commitments set out in our Trust Strategy, Nursing Midwifery and AHP strategy and new priorities as they arise.

We require an experienced Senior Project Manager with a track record of working collaboratively with staff at all levels within a healthcare context, adept at tailoring their communication style to the audience.

You will need to bring rigour and structure to projects at all stages, able to quickly adapt and deliver on new projects and priorities as they arise.

You will possess the confidence and skills that will enable you to influence a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation to ensure the successful delivery of the projects.

Main duties of the job

Crucial supportive role within the CNO Project team to ensure delivery of the Project portfolio. Working closely with clinical, nursing and operational teams to understand their services and adapt support as required.

Supporting the development and implementation of programme planning and governance methodology for use in all Project workstreams.

Supporting the Chief Nurse and senior team in the role of critical friend to enable CUH teams to develop detailed project plans and governance.

Supporting the development and active maintenance of an overall Projects programme plan in the Chief Nurse division to ensure and track implementation.

Supporting the coordination of workstreams identification of interdependencies, risks and issues 'unblocker' of issues to enable projects to progress.

Reporting of progress to the Chief Nurse, management executive and board as required.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 5th June 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 25th June 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or demonstrable equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Evidence of Project Management training or sufficient experience that demonstrates equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.


  • Managing Successful Programmes/ Prince2 Practitioner (or equivalent experience).



  • Demonstrable experience of developing project strategies.
  • Extensive experience of managing large scale complex programmes and projects using recognised methodology (e.g. Prince 2) and tracking and monitoring their implementation.
  • Experience of the identification and management of risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Experience of developing performance indicators to monitor project and programme delivery.
  • Experience of change management with proven negotiating and influencing skills both internally and externally.
  • Experience of project budgets knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Experience of benefits realisation.
  • Experience of producing business cases.
  • Experience of developing documents and policies.
  • Evidence of working with multi-disciplinary staff across a diverse professional organisation to specify solutions to support the successful delivery of projects.


  • Considerable experience of project and programme management.



  • Demonstrable knowledge of developing project strategies.
  • Knowledge of recognised methodology (e.g. Prince 2).
  • Knowledge of change management methodologies.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Knowledge of business cases production methodology.


  • Considerable knowledge of project and programme management.



  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation, and obtaining, providing and presenting information.
  • Ability to think clearly, solve or pre-empt problems, reach decisions, prioritise and recommend appropriate action through the assessment of relevant information.
  • Ability to engage others in strategy and planning.
  • Negotiation and diplomacy skills.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to detailed specifications for Trust Board and others as requested.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and trust, command respect and create a sense of community in the team.
  • Ability to adapt during periods of change.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Understanding of information governance.
  • Advanced knowledge of ICT (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and project management tools.

Additional Requirements


  • Methodical, organised, analytical with problem solving capabilities.
  • Highly motivated and resourceful.
  • Able to maintain high standards of diplomacy and understands the principle of confidentiality.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others.
  • Able to establish positive relationships and mutual respect with people at all levels.
  • Ability to contribute effectively.
  • Demonstrates empathy and concerns for others.
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances.
  • Can demonstrate a flexible approach.
  • Has realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development.
  • Learn from mistakes and ask for support where necessary.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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