An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Children's Sleep Disorder Service for an enthusiastic 'sleep for health in hospital' (SHH) Project Support Manager for 7.5 hours a week on a 12 month fixed term contract with the potential for this to be extended.
SHH is a creative, novel approach designed to improve sleep for children and young people in hospital through education and bahaviour change. The project started in Southampton and has been adopted by hospitals in the UK and Ireland and has also gained some interest internationally.
The project support manager will support the effective delivery of SHH locally through coordination of the ward champions and will work with paediatric intensive care in adapting the programme for their own setting.
The role will also include the dissemination of the project to NHS Trusts across the country. You will be responsible for arranging training days ensuring all necessary equipment and resources are shared within a timely manner.
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.
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.
As part of this role you will be:
Required to work with the Consultant and CNS leading on the project ensuring all education material is up to date.
Ensure training days are budgeted, planned and information shared to support booking whether this be a face to face or online training session
Liaise with external agencies with regards to equipment and ordering of supplies.
Be the first point of contact for queries regarding the project and responding as necessary
Ensure evaluation of training is completed in a timely manner
Provide updates on the project to the Trust on an annual basis
Support and develop the role of the ward champions to ensure the fundamentals of the project are being implemented on the wards
Collect data on noise levels across the wards using the equipment provided, analysing and reporting on this to the project team and wards.
We are looking for someone who has experience of running training /education programmes and project work. You will need to have excellent written and verbal communication and organisational skills. You will be required to work autonomously as well as part of a small team. We are looking for someone who can analyse data appropriately as well as empower others to support the project and implement changes that will help improve the quality of sleep within hospital environments.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.