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Junior Project Manager

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

Have you got a passion for Digital and Informatics? Do you want to make a difference to patient care?

We are looking for an enthusiastic junior project manager to work on a number of exciting Informatics/digital projects at Southampton Hospital and across Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW).  

The UHSFT Digital Programme Team are delivering key components of the Trust’s Digital Strategy including the Global Digital Exemplar Programme. They work closely with their colleagues in informatics department to introduce new technology and systems to the organisation. They engage with the chief clinical and nursing informatics officers and other clinical champions to ensure that projects are clinically led and focused on delivering benefits for staff and patients. You can read more about our work at https://uhsdigital.co.uk. You can follow us on Twitter @uhsdigital 

Main duties of the job

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


Develop projects - this could be exploring new technical solutions or implementing / rolling out solutions already available. 
Implement projects across the hospital which would include Digital/IT projects in clinical and non clinical areas 
Document the project using our programme management platform including detailed project planning 
Complete project assurance activities including but not limited to reporting, clinical safety documentation and Data Protection Impact assessments. 


Lead and support the implementation of digital projects working for the Digital Project Manager. Ensure diplomatic, accurate and timely communications are maintained internally and externally. Support these digital projects through the planning and implementation.  Contribute to the clinical governance agenda by ensuring that all project deliverables meet guidance for clinical safety for healthcare software.  Design and develop/write policies, protocols and standard operating procedures for projects/new systems. Work closely with BAU teams to deliver the implementation.   Responsible for ensuring compliance with established Informatics resolution and project targets.  Liaise with software suppliers. Prepare detailed project plans with milestones. 


Interviews will be held on Monday, 26 April 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of recent further professional development
  • Significant knowledge of digital systems
  • Strong understanding of project management
  • Demonstrable IT training ability
  • Prince 2 Foundation qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of more than one improvement technique
  • Prince 2 practitioner qualification
  • Significant relevant NHS experience


Essential criteria
  • Experience of projects delivery in an acute NHS environment
  • Evidence of leadership qualities
  • Evidence of presenting complex information to internal and external groups in an understandable way
  • Evidence of complex record keeping
  • Evidence of leading change through empowering people and holding them to account
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Report writing skills and experience
  • Understanding of Business process redesign
  • Application testing
  • Experience of working to demanding and competing timetables
  • Customer facing roles.
Desirable criteria
  • Lead / implemented a digital project
  • Understanding of patient flows in healthcare
  • Significant previous experience of leading or supporting a change in a project setting
  • Business case development
  • Worked within a clinical setting


Essential criteria
  • Competent/advanced on all MS Office applications
  • Understand patient flows and how they map on to systems
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex problems and develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Political astuteness
  • Intellectual flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Documenting training and procedure guides
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to prioritise own work to meet the deadlines of the project


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
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Lorna Adams-Jones
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