Head of Projects
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Digital Projects to join the Information, Management and Technology Directorate. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Trust to the next level of digital maturity. The position will allow for autonomy and scope for innovation and modernisation.
- Interview Date: 12 April 2023
37 hours 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for driving, managing and delivering a diverse and complex programme as outlined in our digital strategy. The post holder will be responsible for project management team, a service budget and expected deliverables.
The post holder must be an experienced and forward thinking digital leader who can work at a strategic level and deliver a complex change programmes.
To be successful, the candidate must demonstrate experience in;
- Evidence of strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others
- Deliver all elements of the digital programme including a complex range of clinical and technical projects
- Ability to manage a pipeline of work, project priorities, financial and risk management
- Delivery and presenting reports for senior management and Trust management committees
- Management across the programme ensuring quality working practices, continuous improvement and coordinating professional development of the team and resource management within the wider service
Have a clear understanding of the NHS organisation and ability to keep abreast of the NHS modernisation agenda, be able to evolve their department accordingly to provide optimal support to the organisation
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- The post holder is required to develop, manage and implement a large portfolio of IT projects and programmes for the Trust. The post holder will be responsible for, together with senior managers and clinical staff, to provide strategic direction in respect of operational and project led services across the Trust.
- To develop and lead the Project and Business Analyst function. Directing the IT Training Team to ensure that resources are aligned to ensure projects are delivered with the appropriate level of support for clinical and operational delivery
- Overseeing the delivery of the IT Project portfolio and coordinate project interdependencies.
- To make a significant contribution to the aspects of the IT strategy, which enables the Trust to meet its business goals and to achieve statutory and business reporting requirements.
- To give comprehensive support and advice to a range of senior managers, on a range of highly complex or contentious issues.
- Owns, develops and manages the corporate programme framework and implements those disciplines across the organisation ensuring deliverance of a professional, high quality service.
- To assist with the management and operation of the IT Directorate.
- To ensure the timely and accurate production of programme status reports for senior management and Trust Board
- To lead the IT Project Management team with matrix management of other IT staff as required.
- Development and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of work comprising of programmes, projects, technical requests and feasibility studies.
- Client interaction, including developing a pipeline of work from the client, managing programmes/project priorities with the client, financial and project tracking and reporting.
- Responsible for the leadership and management of a team of Project Managers and Business Analysts.
- Active leadership in the areas of quality control, standards, working practices and continuous improvement with adherence to and compliance with NHS methodology policy and procedure.
- Quality and Assurance and control over Programme/Project execution and outcomes including initial point of review for governance packs, prioritisation challenges, cost & resourcing pinch points
- Managing effective interfaces in order to maintain an end-to-end view of programme priorities and direction
- Owns and maintains a register of portfolio risks and issues, including mitigation plans. Ensuring that these are escalated and acted upon effectively.
- Provide advice and guidance to programmes and projects on processes and controls, building an improved understanding and capability in conformance to defined governance and practices
- Inform major investment decisions that can impact on Trust performance
- Experience of managing stakeholders and debate, up to Director level.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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