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Digital Services Senior Programme Manager

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£58,972 to £68,525 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
This exciting opportunity has been created to support the delivery of our the new 5 year Digital Strategy. You will be part of the Digital Programmes Team which leads the delivery of the this Digital Strategy.

We are looking for someone to be part of leading major Trust-wide transformational programmes that will introduce new ways of working for clinicians providing front-line patient care. Using an integrated IT system as the key enabler, you will be introducing an integrated EPR, electronic prescribing and administration of medicines, electronic order communications and other streams of work that will drive interoperability and collaboration across the hospital group.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has real experience of leading large-scale change programmes. This will probably have been within the health sector. As well as being a technology related programme this role is more about modernising working practices than about the technology it is based on.

The successful candidate will also act as the lead for identification of future priorities, maintaining a detailed pipeline of potential programmes, projects and schemes.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for a candidate with significant experience of managing complex programmes, working with a broad range of stakeholders to successfully deliver digital transformational change across a range of high profile and complex areas.

Main duties of the job

This role will support, lead and be responsible for the Digital Change portfolio of work within UHBW and across the wider Health Care System that are focused on consolidation and interoperability. UHBW has an ambition to drive Digital Change across BNSSG and this role will play a pivotal part in this journey.

The challenges we are currently facing in meeting the demands of an aging population are helping to provide opportunities for innovation. This is the key to streamlining systems, optimising systems, improving patient outcomes, and reducing human error. In addition, connected systems ensure our clinical teams across the hospital group will have immediate access to their relevant information and appropriate patient data at the point of care, at whichever hospital in the group. This role will be pivotal to working alongside our system partners across the Bristol Healthcare Economy, to consolidate systems and build on the already strong integrated care system developed in the hospital group.

This is an exciting time to join our talented Digital Programme Management Team at UHBW, bringing your excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, exceptional organisational skills and ability to successfully prioritise and manage a busy workload across the strategic programmes. Your proven programme and project management skills will have a positive impact on supporting programme manager and project managers within the team to progress and develop their skills.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

UHBW has an ambitious Digital Strategy to improve the use of technology and systems in providing better patient outcomes. Our plan underpins the importance of technology in the future for not only UHBW, but also in the wider healthcare.

This transformation is highly complex and extremely challenging and we are looking for an individual who has a broad range of skills and extensive experience in managing difficult strategic projects and programmes in an intricate environment.

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Industry standard qualification e.g. MSCD
  • Management and or leadership qualification or equivalent level of experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally in Information Technology, Computing, Informatics or a related field



  • Enthusiastic approach
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Team player with initiative
  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Innovative
  • Collaborative

Knowledge and Experience


  • Have a sound understanding of the context and the critical importance of the successful delivery of the Digital Strategy
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the use of available information sources to enable efficient and effective planning
  • Financial acumen, including budget management, coupled with a detailed understanding of cost improvement programmes
  • Experience of Leading on digital service improvement initiatives, and act as a visible champion for digital change
  • Delivering change within large and complex organisations
  • Design and planning complex programmes of work
  • Transparent reporting of programme process, including benefits realisation and finance
  • Financial and operational delivery of large scales programmes and projects of both capital and revenue
  • Collaborate with appropriate functions and colleagues across a large organisational footprint and local health economy, in both provider and commissioning organisations, to define and deliver digital system wide pathways that create a successful and sustainable digital health and care system for our future


  • Current working knowledge of NHS governance tools
  • Experience working within an acute NHS provider

Skills and Abilities


  • Provide management and leadership to the programmes of work being undertaken to deliver the System-wide vision across large organisations
  • Proactively lead a programme of digital service redesign and digital change projects to ensure demonstrable and sustainable improvements are fully delivered.
  • To analyse and monitor the delivery of strategic plans examining and judging their effects on the service changes according to an agreed timetable
  • Provide expert advice, guidance and support in digital service redesign, demonstrating excellence in the application and utilisation of relevant service improvement, transformation, innovation and project management techniques
  • Will have autonomy within the role and will be expected to make judgement on multi-stranded problems
  • Proven track record of consistently achieving high standards and delivering objectives
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to drive and motivate teams at all levels, and to manage any conflicts
  • Ability to Establish processes for change control, change management, process mapping, configuration management and communication
  • Promote the empowerment of patients and carers, prevention, patient activation and behaviour change, digital and innovation in system redesign

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Digital Services

40 Southwell Street



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