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Project Officer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Officer within the Corporate Support and Sustainability team at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The role is based in the Corporate Support and Sustainability department, working in a small team, supporting and reporting to the Head of Corporate Support and Sustainability.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent organisational and communication skills. The role will require you to multi-task, utilising your extensive administrative experience to cover a variety of areas including patient experience, events, staff engagement and communication, financial support, project support, and activities relating to CQC visits.

Main duties of the job

  • Oversee the maintenance and update of Corporate Support and Sustainability record information, making suggestions on how these can be improved for better recording.
  • Undertake and instigate project work as directed.
  • Represent the service reporting data as requested.
  • Produce accurate and timely analytical and statistical reports as requested.
  • Assist with investigating incidents and complaints.
  • Deal with enquiries face to face, via telephone and email supporting junior staff with more difficult situations.
  • Monitor expenditure against target areas.
  • Ensure appropriate stock levels and resources are available.
  • Work flexibly to provide cover for colleagues across the department as required.
  • Any other duties 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 13,000 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 14th July 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 25th July 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 degree level or NVQ level 5 or equivalent experience
  • Customer Service/ Business or Project Admin /ITQ or equivalent professional experience


  • Project qualification or equivalent



  • Experience of project support, managing staff/a busy office environment
  • Experience of working with datasets including analysis and collation
  • Complex administrative experience including input and analysis of data, producing reports and working with documentation systems
  • Prioritising, planning and organising own and others tasks
  • Experience of dealing with difficult situations and confrontations


  • Previous experience working in the NHS



  • Confidentiality and data protection processes and procedures
  • Customer service
  • Good working knowledge of office procedures and all Microsoft office packages
  • Awareness of the Trust SFI and contract procurement standards
  • Awareness of anti-discriminatory issues and equality, diversion, and inclusion


  • Knowledge of the Trust including awareness of priorities
  • Knowledge of Trust information systems
  • Knowledge of wayfinding principles
  • Knowledge of environmental support required in mental health environments



  • Ability to manage/work as part of a team
  • Drive to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills including telephone, email, face to face
  • Ability to organise and manage own time and others to keep to schedule and deadlines
  • Ability to analyse and present complex data
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks and projects
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent IT skills - ability to use Microsoft office applications including spreadsheets and email
  • Ability to draft reports and take accurate minutes
  • Ability to take minutes to a high standard


  • Ability to work with budgets
  • Ability to requisition goods and services

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and always behave, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Together - safe, kind, excellent

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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