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Project Implementation Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please note this vacancy is only open to applicants from Hampshire & Isle of Wight NHS system, which is limited to Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB, Southern Health FT, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, University Hospital Southampton FT, Solent NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance Service or Hampshire Hospitals FT.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

Are you an experienced project manager looking to make a difference within one of the largest NHS teaching hospitals in the country?

The Estates, Facilities and Capital Development team (EFCD) at University Hospital Southampton have an exciting 12-month opportunity for 2 experienced project managers.

EFCD plays a critical role in supporting the hospital and provides a diverse range of services including estate maintenance, capital development, estate compliance and a whole host of soft facilities management services including cleaning, catering and portering.

The successful candidates will work across these teams to lead a strategic change project which will require excellent interpersonal and relationship skills as well as strong project management, organisational and problem-solving skills.

You must be able to work under demanding timescales and stay calm under pressure.If you have the experience and enthusiasm to shape and deliver strategic change, then we want to hear from you.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working. In addition, we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide project management support to the lead project manager in the delivery of strategic change.
  • Ensuring a wide range of stakeholders are fully engaged and receive regular communication relating to the project, leveraging these relationships to identify issues and develop effective solutions and mitigations.
  • Manage risks and issues, leading the development of proactive resolution and/or escalation.
  • Produce regular progress reports to steering groups and stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Lead on service implementations and ensure an effective handover to business as usual.

What we're looking for:
  • Educated to masters level, and/or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience.
  • Practical experience in the management and successful delivery of a full project lifecycle
  • Able to engage with a variety of stakeholders to assimilate and analyse complex information to enable effective decision-making.
  • Organised and flexible to support the priorities of the department.
  • Knowledge of how to identify complex project risks and issues and develop detailed mitigation strategies.

This role will be largely site-based and will require flexibility to enable stakeholder collaboration with teams who work shift patterns.

For additional details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Relevant Batchelor Degree (Tech, Business, Change) or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience
  • Masters or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience
  • Recognised Project Management qualification to practitioner level or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the management and successful delivery of full project lifecycle (including pre-project phases) of medium projects.
  • Practical experience of presenting complex and technical information to internal and external groups.
  • Project management skills including use of multiple methodologies e.g., waterfall and agile.
  • Knowledge of the creation, review, update and reporting of standard project artefacts.
  • Knowledge of how to analyse complex technical information relating to programmes and present to a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of how to identify, source, assimilate and apply relevant (clinical, system, setting) specific and technical knowledge
  • Knowledge of how to identify complex project risks and issues and develop detailed mitigation strategies
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and guidance


  • Recognised relevant change management qualifications e.g., relating to risk, benefits, change, business analysis, or continuous improvement
  • Other project and change management training courses
  • Staff management training courses
  • Management and successful delivery of full project lifecycle of medium, small and very small change projects (including pre-project phases) in an Acute NHS Trust, a provider NHS (non-acute) or the NHS.
  • Evidence of recent further professional development

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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