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Senior Project Manager

Job Reference: 427-CEF20210572

West of England Academic Health Science Network
SST/Training/Professional Development
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Funded by NHS England, The Office for Life Sciences and NHS Improvement, the West of England Academic Health Science Network exists to accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based practice to improve health and care in the West of England. We work with all six acute Trusts, five Clinical Commissioning Groups, five community providers, two mental health Trusts and three universities in the West of England. We also work closely with local businesses, small and medium enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and a range of other academic partners to facilitate the adoption and spread of innovation into health and social care.

We are committed to improving outcomes for patients through improving access to research, applying evidence and ensuring consistency of clinical practice. We run projects working at scale to spread evidence-based quality improvements across the region.

Our highly collaborative network accelerates the scale and pace of delivering consistent good practice across our communities. This work is underpinned by high levels of collaboration with industry to ensure that we are innovative, enhance patient outcomes and drive up wealth in our local economy.

We host the Patient Safety Collaborative for the West of England and manage a wide improvement agenda working across all health care sectors. Our aim is to reduce incidents of harm and improve quality. We are committed to supporting and building the quality improvement capability and capacity of our local organisations.

Based in Central Bristol (currently home working due to government COVID-19 guidance) The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is an NHS organisation and is one of 15 AHSNs in England, formed in September 2013 and issued with a second license in 2018. The West of England AHSN provides a partnership through which the NHS, industry and universities can work together for patient benefit and wealth creation for the UK economy.

Working with NHS colleagues across the West of England, public and patient representatives and entrepreneurs committed to supporting the delivery of better health and care, we plan and implement the use of innovative new products and ways or working, new models of care and patient pathways, in order to drive safer and better care for patients, at value to the tax payer.

Underpinning this approach is our West of England Innovation and Improvement Academy that provides education and skill development in the use of innovation and quality improvement methodologies and tools. If you would like to work in a dynamic and vibrant team and accelerate innovation across our health service then this may be the role for you. This is an exciting time to work for West of England AHSN at the forefront of innovation in the NHS. These are unique roles for people with demonstrable experience and a proven ability to plan and deliver complex projects.

The successful candidates will be responsible for one or more complex and high profile projects. They will manage a diverse range of projects spanning the innovation spiral and oversee all aspects of the project delivery using planning, monitoring and controlling processes across the spectrum. Collaborative working with a broad range of stakeholders will be a critical feature with the ability to influence clinical and
management leaders across our member organisations also key. The successful candidates will possess strong personal organisation skills, excellent communication skills, coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and a personal drive to achieve
demanding targets. Experience as a clinician and / or the use of Service Improvement or Quality Improvement (QI) tools and techniques will be a distinct advantage. We are
particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with an interest or experience in working in the Care Homes sector, or with experience in managing deterioration in adults or children.

If you are viewing this advert on another website, please visit NHS jobs which has details on the job description, person specification, and how to apply. All applications must be made via NHS jobs we do not accept CVs directly. Closing date for applications 25 June 2021. Interviews will be happening wk comm 5th July 2021. The post is full-time but we are open to applications for part-time employees (minimum 30hours/ week).

To find out more about this opportunity please contact: Nathalie Delaney, Programme
Manager Patient Safety,

Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

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Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.

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