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Digital Project Manager

Band 7

Main area
Digital Projects
Band 7
Fixed term: 1 year
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£38,890-£44,503 per annum
17/07/2020 23:59
Interview date

We are looking for experienced project managers to join our team and lead on innovative projects within the Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic self-starters who are well organised and have extensive project management experience and ideally in a healthcare setting. You should have good general knowledge of systems and IT. You must be comfortable with working with a wide range of staff in order to form effective working relationships. You need to be ready for a challenge as the work is fast paced but very interesting.

We have two projects about to start.  The first is within our Ophthalmology service based at Southampton General Hospital and will be for 12 months; the other is the implementation of Microsoft Office 365 across the Trust, and will be for 18 months.


As an NHS Global Centre of Digital Excellence (GDE), we are implementing an exciting digital programme across a wide range of care settings and technologies. These roles are in the Digital Programme Team which leads on implementing digital projects in the hospital and wider community. We are part of the Informatics team which includes IT, clinical systems and business intelligence. The Informatics team is forward thinking and has national recognition for the innovative solutions and systems it has implemented over the years. We have a reputation for challenging the status quo, delivering difficult things and continuous improvement. Take a look at our twitter account UHS Digital @UHSDigital to learn more about the great things we do.



The post holder will be working closely with the Informatics team and the Ophthalmology clinical and management team to project manage the upgrade of existing systems which are no longer meeting the needs of the service. They will deliver solutions to a number of IT issues and risks that the Ophthalmology department has identified. They will investigate, specify and implement new solutions that will help transform the way clinical services are delivered including the transfer of digital images from community services.

Office 365

The post holder will be working closely with the Informatics team and staff at all levels across the Trust team to project manage the implementation of Office 365 and migration from current Office versions to ensure the Trust maximises its investment in the products. They will work with technical specialists and end users to ensure requirements are understood, and potential improvements are fed back into the programme.  We expect to work closely with our neighbouring trusts, many of whom will be going through the same process, to ensure lessons learned in each organisation are passed on to others.  The post-holder will be fundamental to this process.


We are looking for a project manager that is well organised and can effectively plan and deliver the changes needed. We expect you to have excellent communication skills – you will need to work with a large group of stakeholders and give presentations to update on the project. You will also need to have good written skills as you will need to produce project documentation including project highlight reports, business cases, project plans, risks and issue logs. You need to have an outcome focused style and a track record of delivery.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                       

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 03 August 2020.

The interviews will include an assessment of your project management skills.

Travel to other sites may be a requirement

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