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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2021.

Project Manager

Job Reference: J12-UHS-38631-

NHS Professionals - Non-Clinical
£19.89-23.40 an hour plus holiday pay and pension

Can you lead the team? We are looking for Project Managers to support several Covid related projects.

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, while also providing specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services, and children's intensive care to the wider area.

The Trust is driven to provide world-class care for all and have a mission that “together we care, innovate and inspire”, does this sound like the place for you? 

We have a number of placements available for Project Managers at Southampton General Hospital (Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD). 

The role starts as soon as possible and is for a 3 month period which could be extended. 

If you are not already on the bank you will need to be able to provide a reference covering a 6-month period of employment within the last 3 years.


The working hours are Monday – Friday 9.00 - 17.00, however there is possibly flexibility around the start and finish times if needed. 

These roles are band 7 or 8 depending on experience and skill set, the pay rate is from £19.89 to £23.40 an hour. 

The purpose of the role is to assist in the project for the Chilworth Rapid Covid 19 Testing facility and other Covid-19 projects.


The post holder will oversee and support a number of project work areas to implement the Covid Southampton Rapid testing laboratory in collaboration and partnership with wider UHS services and University of Southampton. 

You will need to be strategically aware to successfully support the service configuration and design.  You will need to be able to work with multiple stakeholders with, at times, conflicting priorities and will need to support multi-professional teams in developing solutions to complex problems.  This will involve communicating complex issues to the programme team. 

The main duties include;

  • Proactively manage specific service design projects within the programme.
  • Provide professional project management using appropriate tools and techniques.  Apply change management skills and experience to achieve project and workstream objectives.
  • Communicate project progress to the Programme Lead, and other key project staff, highlighting any risk or proposals requiring sign off such as financial and budgetary sign off, staffing and recruitment.
  • Manage the successful delivery of projects against identified goals.  Ensure schemes are realised on time, deliver identified quality improvements and cost efficiency. 
  • Support production of proposals for service implementation; engage appropriate stakeholders as per best practice guidance and legal requirements. Work with senior leadership on relevant finance, quality, logistical and activity data.
  • Guide and oversee detailed service evaluation to support the rationale for recommending and implementing specific service design / implementation. To include as required: options appraisals, risk and quality assessments, SWOT and gap analysis.
  • Expertly analyse complex and sensitive information sources including activity flows, demand/capacity, and performance data. Present information appropriately to the audience to enable them to act.
  • Apply highly developed influencing and negotiating skills to discuss contentious issues with colleagues. Use these skills to successfully challenge current practice and offer new solutions for working.
  • Make recommendations for the sustainability of projects, including wider trust and health economy take-up and adaptation where relevant. Develop robust policies to support teams to change practices and ensure achievement.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the application and utilisation of relevant service improvement and project management techniques to support in service redesign. 
  • Organise and support on any related events where required
  • Act as a visible champion for the project and collaboration between wider stakeholders. 
  • Deputise for the Programme Lead / Operations Manager, as required on matters relating to network projects, including advising on oversight of programme progress.
  • Develop and strengthen core project documentation, policies, and procedures in conjunction with other colleagues. 

They are looking for someone who

  • Excellent Organising skills
  • Understand the demands of the project alongside wider NHS and Pathology services
  • High degree of autonomy
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Strong communication skills 

Do you have these skills?

 IF YES … We look forward to hearing from you soon!


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:  

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme 

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.  

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities. 


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Successful applicants will be contacted after the closing date.

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