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Project Manager - Outpatients Redevelopment

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Project Manager - OP Redevelopment - Band 8a

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager - OP Redevelopment

This post will be a fixed term or secondment position funded for 18 months.

This post be a pivotal role in supporting teams to deliver changes needed to deliver the outpatient redevelopment project. The post holder will facilitate and coordinate specialties across divisions to maximize outpatient capacity.

The post holder will initiate and nurture innovation of new ideas across the organisation and support teams to achieve their objectives through providing tools and techniques to deliver change.

Main duties of the job


The post holder will be responsible for leading and managing a range of projects, the post holder will ensure that a standard project management approach is built into all aspects of the programme.

Engaging with Clinical Teams to review ways of working whilst taking account of the impact of new working environments.

Motivate staff to encourage collaborative working in the design of flow and improve patient experience through outpatients whilst providing support to staff during the change process to overcome resistance to change.

Lead the operational change through to implementation and delivery working with key operational and clinical stakeholders in delivery of the new outpatient building.

Work closely with estates and contractors on the actual physical build and take every opportunity to recognise and support innovations in pathways that the new build opens up for the teams.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

o Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Areas/Tasks
  • Communication
    • Develop and deploy communication strategies appropriate to the level and complexity of change within projects.

    Work with Organisational and Development team on the embedding of cultural and organisational change with the various programmes to ensure consistency and successful change is achieved.

    Employ expert negotiation and diplomacy skills with all key working relationships in order to communicate highly complex and frequently sensitive or contentious information necessary to achieve the programme goals.

    Persuade and influence senior managers and clinicians of the importance of the change agenda.

    Maintain high standards in documentation and production of presentation.

    Develop and maintain plans, risk controls, dependency controls, toolkits and other project controls for the programme.

    Demonstrate programme leadership and expertise both within the Trust and the wider health care community.

    To be able to process manage specific projects which may involve developing good working relationships with the operational division in the development of the delivery of outpatients.

    Develop robust communications processes for all the projects and communicate effectively the progress of implementation as required for the organisation at divisional and Executive level.

    Plan and facilitate group discussions and workshops, encourage participation and collaborative working of stakeholders.

    Responsibility for Patient Care

    Establish and maintain good working relationships with all operational divisions involved in the project.

    Ensure co-design with patients of services and pathways.
    • Assist patients/service users/carers/relatives during incidental contacts.

    Define, develop and finalise implementation plans in conjunction with operational divisions under the direction of the Programme Lead.
    Planning and organising
    Lead the process of providing interim outpatient provision on the Stepping Hill site during the design and construction of the new outpatient building.

    Proactively work with the operational divisions to define and implement the goals of the outpatients redevelopment project.

    Prioritise projects and assignment objectives, plans, methodologies and targets and apply project management and change management techniques.

    The post holder will plan and organise a broad range of complex activities and will formulate and adjust plans as required.

    The post holder will plan and implement new ways of working and facilitate partnership working between hospitals/divisions to improve patient pathways in line with agreed plans.

    Undertake capacity planning as a component of outpatient redevelopment plan, identifying supply and demand issues.

    Use agreed project management methodology to plan and implement project deliverables, ensuring that targets and milestones are met and delivered on time.

    Support project and programme team members to develop performance management monitoring systems ensuring long term sustainability of change programmes.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent level of experience



  • Proven track record of delivering change projects and Project Management Experience
  • Examples of facilitating collaborative working
  • Performance management including monitoring of delivery to timescales


  • Examples of leading multi-disciplinary team projects including senior clinical staff

Knowledge & Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work multi-disciplinary environments
  • Highly developed , negotiating and influencing skills, overcoming barriers to understanding and acceptance, and reaching agreements


  • Knowledge of Cancer Pathways and performance standards

Personal Characteristics


  • Ability to motivate others and mange resistance to change
  • Ability to communicate at all levels requiring tact and diplomacy to achieve results

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital and/or Tameside General Hospital

Poplar Grove



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