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Band 8d - Watford New Hospital Project Senior Programme Manager

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£85,582 to £98,387 a year inc HCA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a Watford New Hospital Project Senior Programme Manager to lead the project management of the redevelopment of a new 100,000 square meter acute general hospital. Working closely with the Acute Redevelopment Project Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for project managing all aspects of the project from inception to completion.

The new Watford General Hospital already has outline planning permission and will be built on land between the current site and Thomas Sawyer Way. The design is driven by a model of care which will extend beyond our hospital walls and into the community, draw on the latest developments in technology, provide a state-of-the-art care environment for our patients and create the working conditions our staff deserve.

Main duties of the job

In particular the role will entail coordinating and managing the following workstreams:

o Service Transformationo Design and Constructiono Commercial and financialo Communications and engagement

Each of these workstreams will be led and managed by specialist subject matter experts the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for planning, monitoring and coordinating, their work, as well as monitoring and maintaining the project programme and budget.

About us

With a new hospital planned for Watford and work underway to update theatres at St Albans City Hospital, this is an exciting time to join us.We are building on the success of our award-winning virtual hospital and re-imaging models of care, working ever more closely with partners and making the most of advances in digital healthcare.

Staff wellbeing and development are a priority at West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, as is the role of innovation in improving clinical care, outcomes and patient experience.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Strategic Planning:Monitor and track project progress against key milestones and deliverables, identifying and addressing any issues or risks that may arise.Communicate regularly with key stakeholders, including senior leadership, staff, and external partners, to provide updates on project status, solicit feedback, and address any concerns or questions.

Establish, direct and manage a complex multi-project portfolio for the deployment of complex projects to improve patient care, ensuring that these are delivered in line with WHHT business requirements and Standing Financial Instructions, with any relevant national guidelines, procurement regulations and wider regulations also adhered to.

Operational:Develop and execute a comprehensive project plan, including scope, budget, schedule, and resource allocation

Monitor and track project progress against key milestones and deliverables, identifying and addressing any issues or risks that may arise.

Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, building codes, and industry standards throughout the project lifecycle.

Maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders to ensure that priorities, plans and outcomes are fully communicated, honesty regarding potential issues and lessons learnt is promoted and enthusiasm for future change maintained.

Manage the accuracy and integrity of the project elements of the Trust risk register on Datix as appropriate and using other internal project software and databases as required.

Resolve conflicts and issues, interpreting applicable local and national guidance as appropriate and in close liaison with frontline service teams.

Please see attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree or equivalent or previous experience in project management or operational delivery, with proven successful delivery.
  • Qualified PRINCE2 Project Management or clinically qualified.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.



  • Knowledge of NHS Capital Business Case development / HM Treasury Green Book Guidance.
  • Knowledge of financial management and risk management.
  • Understanding of procurement processes within the NHS.



  • Proven experience project management preferably within the healthcare industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, schedules, and resources to achieve project objectives.



  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to develop and execute complex project plans.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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