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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/07/2021.

Project Manager: North West Genomic Lab Hub

Job Reference: 349-COR-3315624

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Project Manager
St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Would you like to join an evolving department with a history of strong performance?

The North West Genomic Lab Hub based at St Mary's Hospital Manchester is looking for a Project Manager who will be responsible for leading the design, development, management and delivery of projects and workstreams; supporting the delivery of multiple solutions within the NWGLH.

The post-holder will demonstrate project management leadership and expert advice to project boards and project teams to ensure the provision of an efficient, effective, high-quality, professional and co-ordinated service in line with strategic objectives and the approved NW GLH Programme of Informatics.

The post-holder will be responsible for:

  • Project delivery within their projects of work (including risk and issue management, reporting, milestone achievement, financial management, comms and engagement, benefits management) and ensuring appropriate governance in place to support effective delivery;
  • Manage multi-disciplinary and multi-organisational project teams to ensure effective project delivery;
  • Utilising best practice project management expertise and methodologies; including change management and configuration control, requirements and scope management, risk and issue management and effective information management and reporting;
  • Responsible for projects (which may be multiple depending on the scale and complexity) within or cross scheme;
  • Applying best practices in project management and driving a high level of quality in their work; Apply budgeting, benefits tracking and demand management principles to projects
  • Undertake duties of an unpredictable nature in support of project delivery. This can be for example dealing with project risks and issues and utilising problem solving skills to mitigate any risks and resolve project issues;
  • Respond to sudden unexpected demands in for example undertaking a project go-live;
  • Deal with competing pressures across multiple projects and workstreams, prioritising and responding to situations on a daily basis e.g. managing of unexpected risk and ensuring outcomes are achieved within budget and timescale tolerances;
  • Lead the design, development, management and delivery small to medium sized projects
  • Engage with clinical and managerial stakeholders to develop, agree, maintain and implement roll out plans, reporting key milestones and escalating slippages and other issues where necessary;
  • Apply effective governance at programme and project level to ensure successful delivery
  • Resolving critical gaps/issues and making recommendations to senior stakeholders to ensure that their projects are planned and managed effectively;
  • Developing excellent relationships with Clinicians and other health care professionals to ensure that they have an opportunity to influence the management, planning of and development of Informatics services within the Trust;
  • Appraising (financial, operational, technological, political and supplier assessment) business and operational needs across geographic and/or clinical areas in the development of business cases, plans and proposals to address identified needs whilst ensuring alignment with the Group Informatics Strategy and core priorities of component teams;
  • Scope, design, plan, manage and deliver on time and within budget, multifaceted projects.
  • Ensure the effective organisation and tracking of plans, budgets, communication plans, resources, risks and issues adjusting schedules accordingly with particular emphasis on dependencies and risk;
  • Analyse, interpret and advise on complex, contentious data or information with a view to making appropriate judgement and recommendations to achieve desired outcomes in development of project delivery (including project remediation) to support agreement to proceed, based on costs and benefit and fit with business and informatics strategy;
  • Manage a range of activities to formulate plans that have effect across multiple disciplines;
  • Negotiate with key stakeholders and suppliers in determining the required outcome in support of the project delivery;
  • Anticipate and resolve problems before they arise in an environment with ambiguity within their projects.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Lee Minchin Job titleProject Support Manager

Email address Telephone number 01617011279

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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