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IT Associate Project Manager

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Associate Project Manager

Department: IT Department

Band 6 �35,392 - �42,618 Per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Project Manager to join the IT Department at Milton Keynes Hospital.

The successful applicant will play a key role in supporting the smooth delivery of the IT programme of work.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience providing high quality project management using recognised methodology, preferably in a healthcare environment, be an excellent communicator and pay close attention to detail.

Interview date: 11th July 2024

Main duties of the job

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MKUH) has been approved as a Global Digital Exemplar Fast Follower (GDE FF) Trust, working alongside West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT).

The IT Project Team support the IT elements of Trust Projects, the aim of this role is to support the delivery of these projects and others overseen by the IT Programme Board to support the delivery of the Informatics Strategy and Roadmap to accelerate the achievement of digital maturity across MKUH.

Working on overarching Trust-wide projects, the post-holder will support the successful implementation of new digital solutions, facilitating clinical adoption and the delivery of outlined benefits.

This involves overseeing data collection, planning and monitoring of projects, ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met, that solutions are fully tested and robust training plans are in place.

Essentially, the post-holder will facilitate strong stakeholder engagement to ensure the integration of key clinical, managerial and operational processes which underpin successful delivery of projects.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Develop project plans, clearly outlining milestones, risks and outcome measures
  • Support the delivery of assigned projects to the IT Project Team, working alongside clinical and other colleagues to secure successful outcomes
  • Ensure project outputs are of high quality and produced on time and within budget, in line with the requirements outlined in the project plan
  • Manage, identify and assess the main priorities and risks associated with the project including the development of contingency plans and managing conflicting priorities between stakeholders with different expectations
  • Proactively monitor progress, issues and risks for projects, escalating to the IT Programme Manager if necessary.
  • Provide regular feedback and update reports on progress, issues and risks to the IT Programme Manager.
  • Lead and manage project steering groups and associated sub-groups
  • Work with and provide support to managers, clinicians and other stakeholders to enable a whole system approach to sharing, influencing and implementing new processes
  • Communicate effectively with others, employing skills to motivate, negotiate and influence opinions both within the Trust and externally (both NHS and suppliers)
  • Establish appropriate audit and evaluation processes to produce an evidence base relating to the delivery of projects and associated benefits
  • Monitor and evaluate projects to ensure delivery of objectives within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of current national and local strategies, guidance, best practice and targets that impact on individual projects
  • Facilitate project developments and ensure improved efficiency through the application of IT solutions
  • Undertake staff, patient and public engagement, as required and/or outlined within the project plan
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop new IT enabled pathways, processes and supporting protocols and policies to support change
  • Work effectively, demonstrating sound team work and leadership capabilities in managing change, specifically within projects that will have a lasting effect on clinical services
  • Ensure team members and relevant stakeholders have effective opportunities to contribute to the development of projects to discuss, influence and progress joint plans, facilitating collaborative working.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications & knowledge


  • Knowledge of NHS informatics agenda
  • Knowledge of wider NHS agenda
  • Can distinguish between Projects & Business as Usual


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Prince 2 project management qualification



  • NHS experience gained in a project environment
  • Supporting projects using recognised methodology
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Managing tight deadlines & competing priorities
  • Creating & maintaining robust project documentation
  • Identifying & managing project risks & issues
  • Embedding new processes
  • Working with a variety of services/stakeholders


  • NHS clinical or operational acute hospital experience



  • Project management processes and techniques
  • Highly numerate & articulate with report writing ability
  • Accuracy and eye for detail
  • Presentation skills (oral & written)
  • Excellent IT skills across all Microsoft packages
  • Interpersonal skills, building strong, constructive & collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to work on own initiative and make decisions
  • Excellent time management
  • Flexible, pragmatic problem-solving approach
  • Manage different (sometimes conflicting) needs/objectives
  • Strong analytical skills (quantitative & qualitative data) with ability to draw robust conclusions & make recommendations
  • Develop proposals & challenge decisions constructively


  • Political awareness

Personal & people development


  • Self-motivated
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Able to lead, develop & motivate others



  • Ability to deal with senior management & board members, displaying confidence & gaining trust.
  • Negotiation & persuasion to facilitate change
  • Challenge & influence others

Specific Requirements


  • Perform duties of the post with reasonable aids & adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


IT Technical Services (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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