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Project Manager - Staff Safety

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
6 month fixed term post - suitable as a secondment opportunity

The most important thing to LPFT is delivering safe, effective, high quality patient care. This can only happen if those who provide the care are themselves treated with kindness and compassion. This 6 month temporary role is designed to enable us to better understand and respond to the level of violence, aggression and discrimination towards our employees and to support us to plan for the future to improve and address this.

The post holder will determine the current experience of staff in relation to violence, aggression and discrimination, evaluate the current support mechanisms in place and arrive at recommendations for how the Trust should improve staff safety and experience moving forwards.

Although the post holder is not required to be a subject matter expert in violence and aggression, an understanding and commitment to the importance of this agenda and why it matters is essential. This may be through lived and learnt experience of working within or using our services and witnessing first hand violence, aggression and discrimination towards others.

Closing date for applications: 12th July

Interview date: 25 July 2024

For an informal chat about the role please contact Martina Clark (Deputy Director for Nursing and Professions) at

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a project plan document to include timescales, key priorities, clearly defined measurables, key milestones and identified to enable successful delivery of the project, the post holder will enable us to define what we need to do as a Trust to enable this change.

Being able to actively engage with key stakeholders and identify and evaluate good practice will be key to the role, as will the ability to review and evaluate current systems and policies.

Although the post is available for hybrid and flexible working, there will be a need to visit our sites to engage with relevant stakeholders.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life to find out more .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Research and understand the issues facing staff in relation to violence, aggression and discrimination the level and nature of the issues they are subjected to and understand what the organisation could do better to make them feel safe and supported.

Identify key stakeholders and actively engage with these to understand the level of incidents and the effectiveness of current mechanisms to address.

Facilitate effective engagement with stakeholders to understand and evaluate current approaches and identify project needs, goals and objectives.

Work with key stakeholders (including staff, patients and carers) to ensure the project incudes a robust plan for transforming the support available for staff when incidents occur and the understanding for patients of expectations in relation to staff providing their care.

Identify ideas of good practice within the organisation and elsewhere and facilitate spread of good practices.

Facilitate effective staff engagement to understand staff experiences and enable feedback mechanisms to collate staff ideas of how to improve support.

Identify and evaluate the current level of support available for staff who experience violence, aggression and discrimination review options and best practice from other Trusts and make recommendations for how our organisation will improve support to staff.

Review and evaluate the current systems, policies and procedures in place and make recommendations for improvement.

Determine the current reporting and monitoring mechanisms and processes evaluate effectiveness and determine how these could be improved for the future.

Make recommendations for changes as part of the project, including solutions for any possible project limitations or barriers.

Identify resources that are currently available that may be used to support successful delivery of the project and determine additional resources or requirements that will needed to ensure effective delivery in future.

Provide full cost analysis and budget recommendations for delivery of the plan.

Translate key evidence, national and regional models for prevention of violence, aggression and discrimination and how these relate to the project.

Produce a plan with a clear focus on improved support and engagement with staff who are subjected to violence, aggression and discrimination.

Access appropriate data sources, develop metrics and a dashboard to measure the demonstrable impact of delivery of the project and advancing of staff safety within the Trust.

Apply a clear understanding of the needs of staff and patients and work from a removal of barriers perspective.

Demonstrate and promote a clear understanding of issues relating to violence, aggression and discrimination against staff and contribute to strengthen support and develop a staff safety culture.

Deal with highly confidential and sensitive issues and use a high degree of tact and persuasion to handle the communications aspects of working within staff who may have been affected by or subject to violent or aggressive behaviours as well as patients experiencing mental illness.

Undertake specific training as appropriate, in order to update and maintain existing knowledge and to facilitate continued personal and professional development.

Person Specification



  • Master Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development


  • Relevant health and social care professional registration
  • Evidence of leadership development
  • Practitioner level Project Management Qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience



  • Experience of scoping complex projects within and across directorate and/or organisational boundaries
  • Experience of good stakeholder management and effective relationship building.
  • Demonstrable experience of constructively challenge discriminatory practice in all areas of their work. This will involve excellent and well-developed listening and negotiation skills, where barriers to acceptance are encountered



  • Enthusiasm and motivation for staff safety agenda.
  • Ability to influence with or without authority
  • Strong connected and motivated leader
  • Demonstration of application of innovative practice
  • Responsive to change
  • Ability to engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to collate, analyse, synthesise and present complex information
  • Strong negotiation, persuasion and presentation skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

Special Requirements


  • Be willing and able to travel across a wide geographical area, within the Trust's portfolio to engage with key stakeholders
  • oKnowledge of national policies and drivers relating to the equality, diversity and inclusion and the violence prevention and reduction agenda including - NHS England's violence, prevention and reduction standards, PCREF (patient, carer, race experience framework) and be able to translate these into practice.

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust Trust Headquarters, St George's

Long Leys Road



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