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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2019.

Programme Management Office Support

Job Reference: 289-CR-633

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Euston, Euston
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum Inc.HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Programme Management Office Support

2 years Fixed-Term due to funding

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s trailblazing Health Data Research Hubs and make a real impact to the future of health and care.

Discover-NOW is the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence. It is a unique partnership led by Imperial College Health Partners bringing together NHS organisations, globally recognised academic, technology, industry and charity partners as well as patients and the public to revolutionise the way health information is used to treat and prevent disease in the future.

Historically health research has predominantly used data to look retrospectively. Through safe and secure curation of patient information, Discover-NOW will provide leading clinicians, researchers and scientists with access to de-identified linked patient information at scale in near to real time. This will enable them to look prospectively to identify new patterns in disease thus helping us to better manage many conditions and, in some cases, prevent them happening in the first place.

Discover-NOW is one of seven pioneering health data research hubs recently launched by Health Data Research UK as part of the £37.5m Digital Innovation Hub programme funded by the UK’s Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

About the role

We are building the Discover-NOW team who will be responsible for delivering this exciting ambition. A key role is PMO Support. This post:

  • Provide senior administrative support to Discover-NOW;
  • Ensure effective, high-quality programme reporting;
  • Actively engage and work collaboratively with colleagues and partners.
  • Coordination and administration for the key stakeholder groups set up to underpin delivery of Discover-NOW and including but not limited to the Hub Board, Technical Design Authority and Client User Group.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this role are set out below:

  • Support implementation of projects, services, initiatives through timely and relevant information analysis and administrative support, in accordance with the agreed priorities of the Operations Director for the Hub;
  • Provide high quality project, service, initiative and administrative support including information and analysis, and general reporting such as supporting project leads with writing highlight reports;
  • Support the invoicing for Discover-NOW and consolidation with the internal time recording system;
  • Engage and work collaboratively with colleagues and senior stakeholders to support the administration of the key Boards and forums that underpin delivery of the Hub;
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining key documents (using full suite of Microsoft Office tools) including presentations, programme risk and issue logs, risk reports, progress reports, dependency logs, action logs;
  • Attending and supporting stakeholder meetings and supporting forward agenda planning, coordinating contributions to papers, preparing papers and presentations, taking high-level minutes, tracking actions and version control;
  • Organizing project workshops as required by the Hub;
  • Providing high quality support to the Hub Operations Director and other members of the Hub team to ensure that the tasks and activities are planned, managed and delivered effectively;
  • Sending information to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Establishing and maintaining files and folders;
  • Undertaking additional duties as requested;
  • Working in an integrated manner with the local teams; and
  • Setting up Teleconferences; and
  • Supporting with day to day project management of the Hub.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dusan Saska

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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