We are currently recruiting on behalf of our key client NHS who have an urgent requirement for a Project Support Manager. This role is temporary initially running up until the end of March 2021. Immediate start. Salary is dependent upon experience.
Essential criteria: Prior NHS experience/Prior Project experience/Competent with MS including Teams
Desirable criteria: Project Management training desirable/Knowledge of the local context (experience of Wakefield or WY)
The main purpose of the post is to provide project management support to support the delivery of the Wakefield place vaccination programme. The postholder will work under the direction of the Senior Responsible Officer and the Programme Lead taking a proactive role in managing communications, liaising with key stakeholders, preparing documents, reports and briefings and supporting delivery of specific workstreams.
The post will be part of the Wakefield place vaccine programme which is designed to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the Wakefield population and health & care sector.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The Postholder will:
• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with a variety of clinical and managerial experts within the NHS, displaying skills in effective listening, understanding and interpreting highly complex issues, good business language, facilitation, effective questioning, critical thinking and reasoning;
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The postholder will be required to develop reports utilising complex information and issues where persuasion and negotiation may be required with clients in order that project milestones and delivery points are met. They must be able to listen with understanding and communicate complex information to a wide variety of strategic and operational stakeholders, some of which may be conflicting;
• Review information presented to the programme team, including the inbox, and escalating to workstream leads in a timely and appropriate manner ensuring a log of any associated actions;
• Resolve day to day problems independently, coordinating feedback into the programme office as well as to other stakeholders in order to meet the function of the programme office;
• Act as a single point of contact for programme queries, providing direction and support to other programme staff and stakeholders.
• To ensure all tasks are organised and produced to a high-quality standard and are delivered within defined deadlines;
• Develop and maintain a database of programme resources, assets and key stakeholder contact details;
• Monitor and evaluate risks and issues using a risk log and tracking mechanism
• Be required to provide advice and opinion in order for judgements to be made where there are conflicting views on project decisions;
• Collect, collate and analyse quantitative and qualitative data and regularly produce reports to demonstrate project compliance and delivery.
• Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity. The postholder must be aware of and committed to the Equality and Diversity policies of NHS, comply with all the requirements of these policies and also actively promote Equality and Diversity issues relevant to the post;
Hours of work are Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (with flexibility to do extra hours where needed)