Cost improvement and transformation project manager

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An exciting opportunity has arisen in the transformation team for a 12 month fixed term post as cost improvement and transformation project manager to work on the Trusts’ transformation programme.

Cost improvement and transformation (CI&T) is an increasingly important corporate function within UHS. In a competitive market, the success of the organisation depends on delivering efficient services of the highest quality.

CI&T project managers provide senior change leadership to influence, drive and deliver measurable cost improvement and transformation. This is a key role supporting UHS’s improvement strategy and overall strategic direction.

Working alongside divisional colleagues, the post holder will lead and coordinate programmes of cost improvement and transformation. They will need a high degree of motivational skill, working closely with colleagues at all levels in the organisation, clinical and non-clinical and where appropriate, outside of UHS. They will need extensive experience of influencing behaviour, in often challenging situations.

The post holder is responsible for both driving transformation and monitoring savings schemes across the Trusts’ clinical divisions and Trust Headquarters.

The post holder must be able to encourage and enthuse others to adopt and adapt to change at many levels, from local department improvements to broad implementation of national initiatives and directives.

This is a complex role requiring knowledge and experience in the application of service improvement and project management tools and techniques in industry or the NHS.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate an ability to: 

  • Plan, implement and sustain service improvement and re-design
  • Influence and negotiate change effectively with senior colleagues in a clinical setting
  • Professionally project manage
  • Use improvement methodologies and data to understand and improve processes
  • Pass their improvement skills onto others through formal and informal training.

The individual will require excellent inter-personal skills to engage with all levels of clinical and managerial staff.  Experience of either project management or service improvement is essential.  Experience of working in a clinical setting is desirable.  This role will provide extensive senior management exposure and opportunity to engage with other Trusts to share learning. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

Full time or part time applicants are welcome and will be considered. 

Closing date for applications will be Tuesday 22 January.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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12 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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