Senior Project Manager

Job reference: 000869

Location: Leeds

Closing date: 18/02/2019

Salary: £49,242 - £59,964

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 37.5

About the role

This is a key role in the delivery of the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) programme.  Which is a large-scale transformation of infrastructure to the Health Sector to enable a more reliable, efficient and flexible way for health care organisations to access and exchange electronic information. Providing reductions in cost, and complexity, the standardising of networks, enabling of service sharing and allowing information to be reliably shared to realise efficient delivery of patient services.

You will provide to the programme a set of key duties and skills:

  • External/Internal programme assurance, e.g. Gateway reviews
  • Resource Management support for the programme
  • Working closely with all stakeholders to ensure the programme delivery.
  • Maintain and develop all key PMO artefacts to industry standard.
  • Manage all programme controls
  • Optimise reporting requirements/standards and structures.
  • Manages quality strategies and procedures.
  • Portfolio Manager to ensure timely approvals at Director and SRO level.
  • Business Planning.
  • Capacity/Capability/People management of the PMO team.
  • Manage the programme reporting regime.

You will…

You will engage with the Programme Director and Programme Heads as well as senior external stakeholders such as the SRO and Department of Health, Cabinet Office and Treasury, managing expectations and negotiating and influencing to resolve issues as they arise.

About you...

We want to make sure that you are set for success, these are the skills that you will have:

  • Knowledge and proven experience of leading a PMO function and the requirements and standards of effective project and programme management.
  • Experience of Programme Business Resource planning
  • Finance and change control for large scale programmes
  • Programme planning of large GMPP programme including dependency management

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme  
  • 14% contribution to your NHS pension
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Car Lease scheme  
  • High profile work providing professional development and ability to significantly impact on health and care services

About us

We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day. 

We have proven expertise in delivering large scale technology infrastructure and work with our NHS partners to ensure the technology we build is adopted quickly, safely and effectively, bringing about maximum benefits for patients.

We power the research that is developing new ways of tackling disease and fully support the role the Government wants the NHS to play in keeping the UK at the forefront of life sciences research.

We are proud of what we have achieved and our amazing people, many of whom have deservedly received public recognition in forums ranging from Women in IT awards to our own Queen’s Honours List.

This role is being offered on a fixed term contract basis for 18 months. 

Next Steps

To view further information please see role profile and click apply.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Andrew Hall –

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