An exciting unique opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), for a Project Support Officer.
This opportunity would suit candidate who wishes to develop their career in NHS working for the Thames Valley & Wessex Adult and Neonatal Critical Care (ODNs) Team work programmes. This role is offered on a full time (37.5 hours per week) and a 12 month fixed term contract.
The Operational Delivery Networks are established to deliver whole system work programmes based on the NHS Outcomes Framework and quality standards expressed in NHS England specifications in order to drive improvements in patient pathways. Units within our Networks sit across a vast geographical area working with many Trusts and Units.
The role of the Adult and Neonatal Critical Care ODN of the Project Support Officer is to provide expert administration support, manage and deliver on a range of defined projects and tasks with demanding deadlines. The post-holder will contribute significantly to the development and co-ordinated delivery of the network’s work programme in line with national and regional priorities with a focus on Quality and Improving Value.
Excellent administration skills are vital including minute taking and booking meetings.
This role requires a keen eye for detail, accuracy and you must be able to work to tight deadlines and at times under pressure.
Working closely with multiple stakeholders across the Networks, both clinical and non-clinical.
Facilitating multi-professional teams to come together to develop solutions to complex problems.
Production of clear communications of project/programme requirements and deadlines.
Applicants should be passionate about NHS service improvement. We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic project support officer with excellent communication, administration & organisational skills. This role will be to support the Adult and Neonatal ODNs with their administrative duties, support the delivery of transformation projects, and has the potential for career development in to senior project management roles within the NHS.
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 Wednesday, 10 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.
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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.