Assistant Project Management Officer

London SE1
£30,401 - £37,267 a year
17 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future. 

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams. 

Job Summary/Purpose 
The Regional Improvement Team is responsible for building long term improvement and leadership development capability across the NHS and supporting shorter-term improvements across core NHS standards for acute, community, and ambulance trusts. 

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Project Management Officer to join our South-East Region Improvement Team. The Project Management Officer will provide project and programme management expertise across the South Regional Improvement Team to ensure delivery and implementation of the Regional Cancer and Emergency Improvement initiatives and other improvement programmes. 

You will need to be highly efficient, organised and reliable; able to juggle many competing priorities and make sensible judgements about what is urgent and important, and what is not. You will need to have well developed interpersonal and influencing skills and be able to build excellent relationships within the team, across partner organisations and acute Trusts. 

The work will include advanced administrative functions: managing the team diaries; coordinating meetings at short notice and across multiple providers; agenda, minutes and action log recordings. There is also opportunity to work on specific projects with the improvement managers to develop project plans, action logs, and monitoring progress against milestones. You will ideally have worked in roles which focus on assurance and supporting organisations to achieve their strategic objectives. In addition, you will have excellent programme coordinating skills and a good understanding of operational issues affecting acute Trusts. You will be able to demonstrate flexibility and experience of working in a fast pace working environment. 

If you think you possess the attributes we’re looking for, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a regional team driving high quality safe care for patients. 

Please note that our organisational policy is for public transport to be used as far as possible for any work-related travel.