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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Project Support Officer

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Abbey Wood,
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
The South East London Respiratory Programme is seeking a support officer to join the team. This exciting innovative role will support the SEL Project Manager to drive forward project plans in line with the nationally agreed objectives to improve quality and reduce variation amongst Pulmonary Rehabilitation services.

The role involves working closely alongside the SEL PR lead and also develops close working relationships across all 6 SEL PR services, which include Greenwich, Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley, Kings College Hospital and Guys & St Thomas'.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve supporting the SEL Programme Manager. The applicant must have previous experience of supporting projects and be able to collect and analyse data to present on a regular basis. They must be able to communicate effectively as the role will involve working with health care professionals from a variety of settings community, hospital and primary care. The role will also involve linking in with GP surgeries to understand where support is most needed to help drive up quality referrals and support the engagement of local populations from underrepresented groups.

The role will be supported to work from home in addition to working at the host site at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust COPD Team base, at Goldie Leigh in Abbey Wood. The role will also require the post holder to travel to various sites across SEL where required.
  • Improving access, referral and completion rates of patients attending PR
  • Addressing inequalities in the care and access to PR

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To Support the Project Manager with SEL the deployment phases of projects in line with the national PR objectives ensuring stages and gates are reached satisfactorily.
  • To ensure that projects produce the required products, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The project support officer is also responsible for the project producing a result which is capable of achieving the benefits defined in the project plan.
  • To deliver the PR project plans on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the SEL PR and ICS Leads and within the constraints agreed.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Organisation and attendance of key project meetings with comprehensive note taking and producing action logs
  • Managing project schedules and project tracking
  • Responsible for enabling the smooth running of projects with the support of the SEL PR lead
  • To prioritise all incoming work on a daily basis, including responding quickly and appropriately to urgent/important issues
  • To ensure accurate and timely storage of all project documentation, both manually and electronically
  • To compile updates and input data using specific formatting techniques, into the appropriate database systems
  • To display comprehensive knowledge and skills to extract data from systems when required for ad hoc, monthly/ quarterly and annual reports
  • To produce and present reports/papers, infographics and attachments formatted to agreed standards for both internal and external meetings
  • Contribute to strategic planning and identify the risks including the development of contingency plans
  • Ensuring that project resources are appropriately used

Person Specification

IT systems


  • specialist knowledge of ICT systems and procedures


  • NHS experience including its commissioning structures and complex processes

Communication skills


  • Advanced communication skills to enable productive working with staff resistant to change

Project management


  • Minimum 2 years experience in working in project management with evidence of successful project completion

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


151 Goldie Leigh,

Lodge Hill,

Abbey Wood,


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