University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is leading an exciting digital programme to transform maternity services across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are looking for an experienced senior change manager to champion and coordinate the business change element of this transformation and to help each Trust realise benefits following the delivery of a new region-wide, digital maternity system.
This role is offered on a full time (37.5 hours per week) and fixed term contract, for two years.
You will be mainly based at Southampton General Hospital within the Transformation team but as a key member of the wider Hampshire and Isle of Wight digital maternity team. You will also work with midwives, doctors, maternity administrators, IT professionals and project managers from across the region. This exciting programme is forging a new way of working across the region – joint procurement and delivery of shared digital services across several Trusts – your role will be at the heart of harnessing the benefits of this way of working.
As the transformation programme lead for the digital maternity programme, you will champion the transformational benefits that the delivery of a new, region-wide digital maternity system will enable. You will support the four maternity services across the region to realise benefits, share good practice and identify ways to further improve their service whilst encouraging closer collaboration across the region. You will use service improvement techniques to help embed these new digital capabilities and facilitate the changes that will fully exploit these technologies. This vital role will help raise the programme from simply delivering a new IT system to transforming maternity services as envisioned in the national Maternity Transformation Programme.
You will have strong leadership and communication skills and be able to comfortably engage with midwives, IT staff, analysts and managers with credible background knowledge of the maternity environment. You will already have a good understanding of service improvement techniques and be able to use them to help maternity services identify and deliver improvements. Although you will not be responsible for the delivery of the technical elements of the programme, you will have a good understanding of the opportunities offered by exploiting digital tools. In this large scale change programme, you will be skilled at engaging others, building up a wide support network and supporting multiple simultaneous change initiatives at different Trusts.
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 Tuesday, 04 February 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.