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Band 7 CAMHS Project Manager - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about leading change and driven by the desire to improve the experience of our services for both service users and staff?Are you looking for a new career development opportunity and are keen to increase your understanding of operational delivery and quality improvement as well as using your project management skills?

The successful candidate will help lead and support the implementation of a number of CAMHS transformation projects, including the eating disorder & crisis expansion.

Reporting to the Head of Operations for CAMHS & senior contracts manager at NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB the successful candidate will be skilled at engaging stakeholders, have proven experience in delivering clinical change and have well-developed project management skills. They will support project Delivery Leads across the Integrated Care system within BNSSG. The post-holder will be expected to bring expertise, pace, enthusiasm and creativity to deliver change.

This is an exciting time of expansion within the CAMHS services that will allow the post-holder to play a critical part in transforming children's services within a compassionate and value driven leadership team with whom the post-holder can collaborate and share ideas. It will be a rewarding role that will give them the platform to progress their career across integrated care systems in the future.

Main duties of the job

To apply a professional project management methodology to the delivery of identified Trust projects, and to lead and be directly accountable for such projects, ensuring that timescales, cost boundaries and other technical objectives are met.

To manage staff, budgets, systems, processes and information associated with identified projects.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage large scale projects within and across the Trust and the Integrated Care System, following a clear project management methodology, reporting progress against defined actions as necessary.
  • To ensure that project deliverables are in line with Trust and Integrated Care System, regional and national strategy.
  • To be responsible for the project budget, ensuring records are maintained and agreed funding levels are not exceeded.
  • To manage multi-disciplinary teams associated with the delivery of identified projects, ensuring work is defined and delivered on time and utilising people management skills to get the most out of team members.
  • To coordinate the work of different workstreams within the project, ensuring the phasing of activity within the overall workplan and the compilation of both broad and detailed plans.
  • To play an active role in the drawing up of all project documentation, compiling project initiation documentation, defining the programme of activity and milestones within it.
  • To compile project reports and papers, ensuring reporting mechanisms are delivered, that a clear assurance route is maintained so that progress can be effectively monitored and presenting these in a variety of settings.
  • To provide detailed project management information both internally and externally as required.
  • To liaise with relevant internal and external parties in order to ensure active engagement from various sources including service users and carers, staff and trades unions as well as partner agencies.
  • To be responsible for developing and maintaining information systems in relation to projects, ensuring clear audit trails are maintained and that information is shared and owned collectively.
  • To provide high level technical advice to the Project Director, Project Board and, where appropriate, the organisation as a whole so that project delivery is maximised.
  • To lead the project team in developing, scoring and managing the project risk register in line with Trust policy. This will include identifying potential threats to the project and their causes as well as mitigating management actions.
  • To develop a project communication strategy, being clear about communication needs at the different stages of the project and identifying the different roles and forms of engagement with different constituencies. This will include overseeing the development of relevant materials and information as well as specifying the specific forms of communication needed.

  • Communications and Working Relationships
    • Project Director
    • Project team
    • AWP managers and staff
    • Staff side
    • External partners relevant to the project

    Person Specification



    • Educated to degree level or equivalent or possesses a relevant practitioner qualification.
    • Significant work experience gained in a relevant field
    • Post-registration/ Postgraduate management qualification or equivalent


    • Formal project management qualification



    • Highly developed understanding of relevant legislation/ statutory frameworks
    • Able to articulate all of the relevant elements of sound project management
    • A proven track record of delivering objectives on time and within budget


    • Experience of supervising staff to deliver in the workplace
    • Experience of mental health services and understanding of CAMHS



    • Excellent communication skills, able to articulate highly complicated concepts in a way that is accessible to people from a non-technical background.
    • Project Management Skills
    • Experience gained at practitioner level in a large complex organisation operating within a policy and procedure framework.
    • Leadership skills, engenders confidence and respect

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


    Barton Hill Settlement

    Ducie Road


    BS5 0AX

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