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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2021.

Programme Management Office Analyst

Job Reference: 202-A-21-15787

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol, BS32 4QJ and Barnsley, S75 1JL
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) are offering the exciting role of Programme Management Office (PMO) Analyst, reporting to the Head of PMO.

The Ambulance Radio Programme (ARP) is hosted by the South Western Ambulance Service. It delivers radio based mobile communications services to all English Ambulance Trusts.ARP is now working with a National cross government programme entitled the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) which has been established with the remit of delivering the future national mobile communication capabilities for all emergency services. ESMCP is hosted by the home office and has representation from all the emergency services. Two new programmes have been established Control Room Solution (CRS) and Mobile Data Vehicle Solutions (MDVS). Both Programmes will need to closely adhere to the timescales of the ESMCP delivery to ensure critical communications are maintained.

Main duties and responsibilities for the role include (but are not limited to)

Directly manage all allocated P3M disciplines at ARP Programme level. Duties are to be carried out in accordance with current P3M Best Practice and may include:

  • Development and ongoing management of a configuration management plan which will describe any specific procedures, identify roles and responsibilities to be effective, predictable and repeatable during the Programme life cycle.

  • Ensure all changes to configuration items are documented. An important aspect is the ability to identify the interrelationships between configuration items.

  • Development of document standards and version control throughout ARP.

  • Development and on-going management of a suite of management reports.

  • Establishment and management of plans at project and programme level.

  • Development and delivery of stakeholder management and communication plans.

  • Support to formal Programme and Project delivery as required, including contribution to business cases, investment appraisals and recognised Project Controls.

  • Capture, control, improve, report and analysis of data sets to support reporting of project and programme performance

  • Support to project and programme managers in managing PRINCE2 processes for delivery, including initiation stage, stage plans, highlights reports, and exception reports.

  • Management of the ARP Risk and/or Issues Registers, support programme and project management processes and manage the ARP Risk Management process.

    Qualifications/Skills required for the role include (but are not limited to)


  • Degree or Equivalent

  • Structured professional course and qualification, eg PRINCE2, MSP or ITIL V4

  • Able to meet the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills Framework for their role.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the implementation and support of complex projects/programmes.

  • Supervision/Line Management of others within a project environment

  • Expertise in use of Microsoft Office or comparable OA tools.

  • Competence in use of Project Management Tools to produce project plans, presentations, and reports.


The role requires well developed communications and relationship management skills. The post holder will be required to maintain relationships with a range of subject matter experts, ambulance trusts and commercial partners.


The post holder will have highly developed and extensive knowledge and experience of producing reports. The post holder will have developed broad P3M skills at or above the level of PMQ and PPQ in at least one discipline. In particular: numerical analysis, management of risks and issues including the maintenance of logs and delivery of risk/issue workshops, experience of administering and chairing meetings and governance boards, excellent time management skills, experience of delivering configuration management processes as part of a complex quality management system and knowledge and experience of planning, performance and service management.

What we offer in addition to a competitive salary you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service

  • NHS Pension Scheme

  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance

Further information is available within the job description. Please also look out for our LinkedIn Page.

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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