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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2020.

Project Manager

Job Reference: 195-20-137-ARH

South Central Ambulance Service
Service Development
Winchester, Hampshire or Bicester, Oxfordshire
£45,753 - £51,668 pa

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Service Development Team – someone with outstanding change management skills and expertise, who can work flexibly to support South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) in the successful delivery of its transformation and improvement programmes.

SCAS is more than a traditional (transporting) ambulance service. It is also a clinical assessment and sign-posting service for people who are ill, injured or concerned about their health. We continually strive to improve and to work with partners to offer the ‘right care, first time’ to each individual.

The Service Development Team has a pivotal role in designing and delivering SCAS’s very exciting transformation and improvement programmes. Members of the team manage complex change initiatives, deliver major projects, and carry out in-depth process reviews, both across directorates and with our partner agencies.

Examples of change initiatives include:

  • working with partner agencies to design integrated urgent care and support for people in their own homes

  • mobilising new contracts won for patient transport and NHS111 services

  • realising the benefits of electronic clinical communication and new ways of working

  • upgrading our technical infrastructure

  • working with operational teams to redesign services and processes, within departments, across the organisation and in co-production with external partners across the local care system

    We are looking for someone with a demonstrable record in delivering significant change, including implementing major projects on time, within budget and to the standard required, and also in redesigning processes using methodology such as LEAN Six Sigma. The successful candidate should also exhibit outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with experience in engaging both internal and external stakeholders in complex change.

    We are planning to hold interviews on 22/07/20.

    The successful applicants could be based in either Northern House (near Bicester) or Southern House (near Winchester). Members of the Service Development team are required to travel across the organisation as required.

    The post is full-time but we also welcome applications for flexible working.

    You are welcome to talk to informally about this role to David Perrett, Senior Programme and Project Manager on
    07770 702331 or contact via

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets) Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits:

  • Starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum, pro rata, plus bank holidays;
  • USH is paid in line with section 2;
  • All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST);
  • We operate from a comprehensive set of policies;
  • We operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience;
  • We work in partnership with our trade unions;
  • Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview;
  • As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required;
  • South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy. We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

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