Project Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are looking for a Project Manager with excellent project & people management skills who can support the day-to day project management of the Advancing Quality (AQ) & Evaluation & Analytics Programmes.

The AQ programme is a fast-paced improvement programme, that aims to reduce unwarranted clinical variation in patient care across 25 acute trusts. Project management support is needed to deliver events, produce reports, & engage with wide ranging stakeholders. The Evaluation & Analytics Programme delivers a combination of external consultancy contracts & provides an internal business intelligence function within Aqua. Working in a small team of specialists you'll get the opportunity to collaborate on diverse and agile programmes of work aimed at delivering impact for our members and customers across a range of sectors.

The AQ element of this role will account for approximately 3 days per week & the Evaluation & Analytics work will account for approximately 2; however, this will flex depending on business need.

The postholder must be highly personable, confident, a good team player & have extensive project management experience & willing to interface with numerous external stakeholders & teams across Aqua, strategic partners & clinical leads. The work is diverse & fast-paced, so the postholder must be adaptable, able to co-ordinate several strands of work simultaneously & deliver on time to a high standard.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role include:

o Managing and tracking the delivery of projects using advanced organisational and programme management skillso Communicating effectively with all types of stakeholders (For example, exec level to front line, internal Aqua teams, AQ providers and suppliers to deliver projects.o Inspiring, leading, and mobilising others to drive improvement.o Manage multiple projects including webinars, reports, the creation of AQ materials and a communication strategy.o Flexibly project manage and support with varying projects according to business need

About us

Aqua (Advancing Quality Alliance) is a quality improvement organisation, working with the NHS, care providers and local authorities to identify, refine and embed sustainable strategies for high-quality care and regulatory excellence.Established in 2010, we operate as a membership and consultancy organisation within the NHS, providing quality improvement expertise, specialist learning and development across the UK.We develop tailored, efficient solutions, informed by data and co-designed with service users to deliver maximum impact.At Aqua we seek to ensure we reflect the world in which we live in through understanding and supporting equality and diversity in all that we do. Our values of excellence, Respect, Integrity and collaboration are at the heart of our work in support of our staff and members.

****Please not that this vacancy is for Advancing Quality Alliance (Aqua) and will be based at Crossgate House in Sale and not for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust***

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

236-HOS-AC759-22

Job locations

Aqua, Crossgate House, 3rd Floor

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualifcations & Registration

Essential

  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Knowledge,Skills & Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years' experience in a project management role providing a wide spectrum. of project management duties
  • Experience of working with financial systems and knowledge of budget management
  • Experience in use of interactive technology and virtual platforms, e.g., Teams, Zoom, Miro
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective manner with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Use of initiative and judgement in difficult or complex situations
  • Able to plan and organise a range of complex activities and programmes
  • Able to produce high quality work to tight timescales and able to meet specific deadlines to quality which are set by the Project Executive/Project Team

Desirable

  • Previous NHS experience
  • Experience of working in a consultancy type organisation

Improvement Know How

Desirable

  • Understanding of innovation and improvement methodology such as the model of improvement

Personal Qualities

Desirable

  • Ability to use judgment and experience to make decisions and communicate while remaining calm under pressure
  • Highly motivated, proactive and innovative
  • Able to reframe personal thinking demonstrating flexibility, open mindedness and readiness for frequent change
  • Committed to team working and team development modelling the Aqua values
  • Has a personable, friendly and approachable communication style
Person Specification

Qualifcations & Registration

Essential

  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Knowledge,Skills & Experience

Essential

  • At least 2 years' experience in a project management role providing a wide spectrum. of project management duties
  • Experience of working with financial systems and knowledge of budget management
  • Experience in use of interactive technology and virtual platforms, e.g., Teams, Zoom, Miro
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, concise and effective manner with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Use of initiative and judgement in difficult or complex situations
  • Able to plan and organise a range of complex activities and programmes
  • Able to produce high quality work to tight timescales and able to meet specific deadlines to quality which are set by the Project Executive/Project Team

Desirable

  • Previous NHS experience
  • Experience of working in a consultancy type organisation

Improvement Know How

Desirable

  • Understanding of innovation and improvement methodology such as the model of improvement

Personal Qualities

Desirable

  • Ability to use judgment and experience to make decisions and communicate while remaining calm under pressure
  • Highly motivated, proactive and innovative
  • Able to reframe personal thinking demonstrating flexibility, open mindedness and readiness for frequent change
  • Committed to team working and team development modelling the Aqua values
  • Has a personable, friendly and approachable communication style

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aqua, Crossgate House, 3rd Floor

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Employer's website

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aqua, Crossgate House, 3rd Floor

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Employer's website

https://www.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Becci Pearce

becci.pearce@aqua.nhs.uk

07720948917

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

236-HOS-AC759-22

Job locations

Aqua, Crossgate House, 3rd Floor

Cross Street

Sale

M33 7FT


Supporting documents