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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2019.

Project Manager

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-303-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
LCH and LTHT Diabetes Teams
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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As part of work to improve the care and service provision for people living with diabetes in Leeds, Leeds CCG have developed a 5 year strategy. This strategy includes plans to introduce a Single Point of Access, a first point of contact for anyone seeking help with diabetes that will help to direct people and referrals more quickly to the service that they need. This should have a positive impact on waiting times, and should also reduce unnecessary and duplicate appointments, the aim of this work is also to encourage closer working across services Leeds.

This 12 month fixed term post is key to the realisation of this work. The aim of the post is to work with clinical teams to support the development of a Single Point of Access for Diabetes services across Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare to support 3 work streams necessary to develop a single point of access, these focus on:
Vision and Skills
Referral Process
Quality/Safety Standards

The post will be expected to work in collaboration with the LTHT and LCH work stream leads, to achieve the project aims. The Project Manager will be expected to work under their own initiative to develop links and establish relationships as required to deliver outcomes.

This project is one of the key focus areas described in the Diabetes strategy for Leeds, focusing on improvement of outcomes, underpinned by an integrated diabetes service design. This work supports the delivery of the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership plan alongside requirements outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View. The project manager will be based in Leeds.

You will have experience of project management, ideally in an NHS environment and will be passionate about improving services. You will possess strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and service users. You will have a track record of delivering change and service improvements, delivering projects to timescales. You will be committed to the on-going development of your leadership skills, having some experience of supporting others towards a shared vision, managing change and differences in opinion. You will work closely with and be jointly responsible to service managers in both LHTH and LCH as we work collaboratively as Trusts to deliver this work. Your management on a day to day basis will be with Leeds Community Health Care.

For any informal enquires please contact either
Julia Thorpe | Service Manager
Emergency and Specialty Medicine Clinical Service Unit
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
(0113) 2066306

Emma Oates
Operational Head of Service - Diabetes, Dietetics and Specialist Weight Management
Leeds Community Healthcare
07949 601196

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

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Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

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The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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