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Head of Project Management Office

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The Head of the PMO will be fundamental in establishing the overall leadership and management of the Programme Management Office function and will develop and deliver a robust programme and project management expertise, providing assurance and delivery. The PMO function will require robust oversight with governance and support offered to multi-functional project teams across the organisation.

The role of the PMO will collaborate and lead on the management of project delivery and control through the project lifecycle for PMO assigned projects. Internal and external key stakeholder relationships will be imperative in delivering the ambitions of the initiatives and projects. Working to a robust Project Management Framework the PMO will provide a focus on project excellence, developing project collaboration opportunities and delivering value and assurance to the organisation with its associated partners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will develop, lead and manage the PMO ensuring the implementation of robust processes and appropriate project management methodologies to deliver Trust wide projects, ensuring implementation benefits are maximised and projects are delivered to time and within cost.

The post holder will provide strategic co-ordination and prioritisation of individual corporate projects ensuring that all decisions are in line with the overall aims and vision of the trust. This role will be pivotal in managing the overall development and completion of trust wide projects ensuring continuous stakeholder engagement.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

We specialise in conditions of the eyes (corneoplastics), hands, head and neck cancer and skin cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, maxillofacial surgery and prosthetics, providing regional and national services in these areas of clinical expertise.Our world-leading clinical teams also treat more common conditions of the eyes, hands, skin, and teeth for the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. In addition, QVH provides a minor injuries unit, expert therapies, a sleep service, and a growing portfolio of community-based services.Patients consistently rate QVH amongst the top hospitals in the country for quality of care.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Head of PMO will be responsible for high quality standards of leadership, project governance and assurance in support of delivery to internal and external stakeholders on all matters relating to project and programme activity. Continuous improvement is fundamental in establishing and maintaining necessary structures to support the Project Management Office function in ensuring effective project delivery and assurance manage resourcing of projects and priorities across the function.

Person Specification



  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience of leading and developing PMO function
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner or APM qualified with evidence of implementation leadership.


  • Agile project management qualification



  • Proven experience of running a PMO function with responsibility for line management
  • Experience of leading change programme in large/complex organisations
  • Experience of developing robust business cases


  • Experience of training staff in project and programme management



  • Experience of training staff in project and programme management
  • Ability to use informed persuasion and negotiating highly complex requirements
  • Evidence of ability to plan effectively and deliver projects/service change on time

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation trust

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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