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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2020.

Bank EPMA Programme Manager band 8C

Job Reference: 192-A-19-28790

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Staff Bank
£34.56 p / h (Holiday pay inc)

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, they pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The Trust has one main site, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and looks after six peripheral community sites for outpatient activity.

Here at Portsmouth Staff Bank, we support the Trust with temporary staff in all staff groups. We offer our workers an excellent service that allows them to work flexibly whilst enjoying several benefits including:

  • Online timesheets

  • Weekly pay

  • Priority over agency workers

  • Supportive on-site teams

  • And many more

    To make sure that our bank workers are fully supported we have a dedicated recruitment and compliance team. They work hard to ensure that our workers can start booking shifts as soon as possible. In addition, a helpful bookings desk and on-site team are there to assist them and answer any questions.

We are seeking experienced and motivated EMPA Programme Manager Band 8C to join the Portsmouth Staff Bank at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Required Skills & Experience:



  • Strong and effective leadership and people management skills
  • Strong influencing, persuasion and negotiating skills to gain agreement from multiple stakeholders
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication and presentation skills suitable for a range of audiences, including chairing of meetings
  • Ability to work with and through others
  • Able to clearly manage priorities for self, staff and teams in order to meet targets
  • Ability to perform well under pressure and manage unpredictable workload with conflicting priorities
  • Quality focused with an innovative approach and ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to develop effect networks and work collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to critically analyse complex data sets
  • Well-developed skills to manage and report on complex performance management information
  • Personal Resilience
  • Highly developed project management skills including leadership of people and advanced planning skills.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Substantial track record, preferably in the public sector, in the effective senior management and direction of large and complex portfolios of projects through the whole project/programme lifecycle
  • Proven experience in building IT programme governance structures including project finance, managing a complex capital plan of multiple funding sources, preferably within the NHS or public sector.
  • Experience of leadership of complex digital/IT operational change/project management while also developing and maintaining high standards of quality
  • In depth specialist knowledge and experience managing and delivering complete digital/IT project life-cycles from business case to benefits realisation
  • Experience of dealing with and managing external suppliers, including contract and SLA negotiation and monitoring
  • Experience of developing and implementing business cases, preferably within NHS organisations
  • Sufficient knowledge of NHS/Government policies, strategies and organisational relationships in relation to digital, IT and public service developments, to be able to advise client organisation Boards and develop proposals for the IT Department to respond to corporate needs
  • Demonstrable success in building, leading, motivating and developing multi-disciplinary teams as highly effective people manager
  • Proven experience of effective performance and budgetary management and control including achieving annual targets on a regular basis

Our Bank workers are invaluable to us and in return of your hard work and commitment we can offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay rates – enhanced payrates paid during the weekend and Bank Holidays
  • Priority placements over an Agency Workers
  • A dedicated onsite bookings team
  • Electronic timesheet submission and weekly pay
  • An onsite office and designated Business Partners to offer daily support
  • A professional compliance team that will ensure you remain compliant to work
  • We also offer Core Skills Training

Please apply directly to this advertisement, ensuring you upload a full and up to date CV. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly. If you require further information then please contact the Portsmouth Staff Bank Recruitment Team on 0333 577 3316.

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