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Project Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Project Management
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/2020
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
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Quarry House, Quarry Hill, LS2 7UE, Leeds
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum pro rata
21/08/2019 23:59

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. ​ Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer?  Do you want to ensure more people survive cancer than ever before? Working in NHS England’s Cancer Programme, that’s exactly what you’ll do.

Being a part of the NHS National Team, you will set the agenda for cancer services in England.  Working with patients, clinicians, charities and across the public sector, our aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, increase survival and improve the quality of life and experience for cancer patients.  We develop national policy and strategy, and work with our Cancer Alliances across the country to transform services for patients.

This is an exciting time for the NHS Cancer Programme. Our work to implement the Independent Cancer Taskforce strategy has already started to transform the experience of cancer patients across England. The publication of the Long-Term Plan for the NHS provides us with an opportunity to go even further. You will be instrumental in delivering on our ambition to diagnose three in four cancers at an early stage so that even more people survive cancer in the future.

This role is advertised with a flexible location as a Secondment or Fixed Term Contract till 31 March 2020. Please note that the reason for the fixed term of your contract is short-term project due to funding.

As a Project Manager, the post holder will primarily provide high-quality, comprehensive project management to the Cancer Improvement Collaborative.

Are you the right person for the job?

The successful candidate will have excellent project/programme management skills, a detailed knowledge of Quality Improvement Methodology, a pragmatic approach to managing deadlines and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment at the heart of NHS policy and decision-making. Previous experience of working with Improvement Collaboratives will be an advantage.

Primary responsibilities

The Project Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Offering Quality Improvement methodology advice and support to the Patient Experience Team and to the provider organisations within the Cancer Improvement Collaborative
  • Designing and delivering events for the face to face requirements of the Improvement Collaborative and then providing analysis of feedback from those events
  • Providing high-quality secretariat support to the newly formed Cancer Improvement Collaborative Expert Panel supporting projects, including agenda-setting, drafting correspondence, minute-taking and managing the group’s membership.
  • Providing project management for the Cancer Improvement Collaborative
  • Undertaking site visits to all 20 provider trusts with other members of the team and offering Quality Improvement advice and guidance.

We are looking for candidates who can evidence: (See person specification for further detail)

  • Quality Improvement training qualification or significant experience of working with QI projects
  • Experience of leading and implementing a Quality Improvement project
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise according to the needs of senior stakeholders
  • Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public

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Claire Marshall

Experience of Care Lead – Acute Care