Digital Project Manager

  • Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • July 17, 2022
  • £40,057 - £45,839

Digital Project Manager – 24 months FTC

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, along with Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, are seeking experienced project managers to support our ambitious Digital Programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity and a great time to join an experienced and supportive multidisciplinary team, who have an excellent reputation for successful project delivery.

The post holder will have individual responsibility for the delivery of medium to large sized projects, or workstreams, as part of our large scale digital transformation programmes.


Main duties of the job


The postholder will have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to negotiate with and motivate members of staff and drive forward digitally enabled change.

The job will be to take day-to-day ownership of a single or multiple projects or workstreams, spanning the entire process from planning through to implementation and transition to operational use.

The base for this role is County Hall, Taunton but we are a flexible employer so the opportunity to work from other locations including home will be considered.

The role will require travel between sites as we support acute, community and mental health services within the county.


Working for our organisation


As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder’s role will take ownership and manage the day to day delivery of assigned projects related to the delivery of the Trusts digital programmes, using appropriate project controls, including:

  • management of single or multiple projects spanning the entire process from planning through to implementation and transition to operational use;
  • ensuring project objectives are delivered within budget, on time and to the standard and quality required;
  • ensuring change management processes are in place, working with the Improvement Team to delivery digitally enabled change;
  • ensuring business benefits are identified and owners agreed and assigned
  • ensuring communication is maintained between all stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle, organisational procedures are adhered to, objectives are identified and met, and benefits realised from the implementation of the change.
  • working with suppliers and staff (both clinical and non-clinical) to deliver systems and processes to support and improve patient care and business efficiency.

The core function of this role will be to enable the delivery of digital functionality within the scope of assigned projects and to support change as a result.

Please see Job Description for further information about this position and contact the named members of staff listed below for further information.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualifications and training
  • Knowledge and experience
  • Skills and abilities
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical and judgement skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
Desirable criteria
  • Qualifications and training
  • Knowledge and experience
Job Overview
  • Salary
    £40,057 - £45,839
  • Job Category
  • Disability Confident
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