Senior Project Manager

London (Greater)
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inclusive
13 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. We are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service. Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

In NHS staff survey results, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.



Senior Project Manager

The UCLH Cancer Collaborative is the Cancer Alliance for north and east London. It comprises hospitals trusts, GPs, health service commissioners and local authorities across north and east London. We are focused on the delivery of key outcomes as directed by the national cancer strategy.

UCLH Cancer Collaborative priorities are improving early diagnosis, working in collaboration with colleagues, developing new ways of working, promoting prevention and raising awareness. We support our cancer clinical leaders to continue their work across organisational boundaries to create ‘whole system’ pathway improvement and excellent care for all.  Our aim remains simple – to improve patient outcomes whilst reducing variation for all people affected by or at risk of cancer. Patients, carers and their families, remain at the very heart of all we do.

The Project Managers will be accountable for delivering projects on behalf of the UCLH Cancer Collaborative working with commissioners, providers and primary care in north central and north east London and west Essex. 

Post 1:

The UCLH Cancer Academy leads the UCLH Cancer Collaborative’s projects on workforce development and improvement, using education and training as tools for transformation in cancer services in NCEL and more widely.  The post-holder will be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of two programmes of work within the Cancer Academy’s portfolio:

  • A programme of cancer-related education aimed at clinicians working in primary care in NCEL, in order to drive earlier diagnosis of cancer, and better care for people living with and beyond cancer
  • Driving implementation of the reporting radiographer role in imaging services in provider trusts in the sector, in order to increase diagnostic capacity in the sector

Building on existing work, the post-holder will scope primary care learning needs, and work with clinical and educational specialists to deliver creative responses.  They will also be responsible for developing and implementing a roll-out plan for the Gateway-C platform for cancer e-learning to GP practices across NCEL.

The UCLH Cancer Collaborative has provided funding for a number of radiographers in NCEL to be trained to report images, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.  Making the best use of these roles requires trusts to adapt established service models and change working practices.  Working with trusts, the post-holder will scope barriers and enablers to implementation of reporting radiography in practice, and lead the delivery of appropriate solutions to achieve a transformation in imaging services in NCEL.

The post-holder will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong project management skills, the ability to think strategically and creatively about addressing issues, and will be comfortable working in a leading role with a broad range of stakeholders in a complex system.  Experience developing or delivering educational programmes is beneficial but not necessary, and some familiarity with cancer, imaging or primary care services is desirable.

Post 2:

The London Cancer Programme leads on cancer pathway projects across the UCLH Cancer Collaborative geography. Much of this is delivered through tumour pathway specific boards, for example for breast cancer or lung cancer, and cross cutting expert reference groups, for example for chemotherapy and radiology.

The aim of these boards is to deliver comprehensive and seamless cancer care to all patients from diagnosis, through treatment, to living with and beyond cancer.

The post-holder will be responsible for the development and day-to-day management of a number of these boards and associated projects. Priorities for 2018/19 include supporting our Trusts to work towards the 28 day faster diagnosis standard across all pathways, implementing national best practice pathways and facilitating smoother transitions of care between Trusts where there is more than one Trust in a cancer pathway.

The post-holder will demonstrate evidence of strong project management skills, excellent organisation and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. Experience of operational management and/or cancer pathways is desirable.

Interviews will be held the mornings of the 10th and 11th May.


We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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