NHS Project manager

GBP250.00 - GBP350.00 per annum +
15 Mar 2012
22 Mar 2012
Lucy West
Full Time

This NHS organisation has an urgent need for 3 Project Managers to work across the region. The post holder will lead a programme of complex and interconnected cost improvement projects across community and mental health services. You must have NHS experience, ideally in an operational role, and proven Project Management experience at a senior level.

The role is initially for 12 weeks but could be extended for a longer period.

Strategic Responsibilities

Manage and facilitate senior operational and clinical managers in the delivery of cost improvement programmes
Develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including commissioners, service users and carers, GP.s and a range of primary, secondary and third sector partners. Make proposals to the Board, and service managers for the development of services in line with strategic requirements
Support teams across the trust on the management of change related to strategic service development projects

Operational responsibilities

Design and manage project management plans for large scale and high value service improvement and change initiatives, including multiple project plans for CIPs to deliver multimillion pound recurrent efficiency savings
Identify risks & dependencies across the organisation wide Cost Improvement Programme and devise a plan to manage these accordingly to deliver to timescales expected and that no work is overlooked from action plans.
Ensure that individual project benefits are realised
Direct, counsel and motivate project team members and support staff
Analyse complex reports, research and data to inform strategic thinking and planning and delivery of associated cost improvement plans and projects.
Develop detailed planning and compliance reporting schedules and support the organisation in delivery of related work.
Organise stakeholder consultation and involvement where required from a range of services both internal and external to the organisation, including service users carers, commissioners and GP's.
Lead, develop, write and review policies and procedures related to cost improvement and project work. Work with services and teams to ensure compliance to related policies and procedures.
Provide ongoing support to teams and services in relation to complex and major service changes to ensure stability and compliance, particularly where there is uncertainty and predicted difficulties in adherence to change.
Manage staffing of project groups set up to carry out cost improvement and project work.
Sensitively work with service user and carer groups in the articulation of their views and regarding changes to services.
Line manage staff directly related to area of work where required and facilitate and support wider staff groups for specific functions and activities.

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