IT Project Manager - Portsmouth

Job Purpose

To improve the effectiveness and value of health care delivery in the Trust through the improved exploitation of technology.  This will involve:

  • Managing to successful delivery the Trust-wide LIMS replacement project and implement new and improved IT clinical applications and associated services to deliver required cost reductions, service improvements and other benefits;
  • Managing staff seconded to those projects to deliver on time, within budget, and to meet quality criteria using PRINCE2 project methodology and following Trust PMO and IT Programme Office procedures.
  • Promoting a project management culture within the NHS community as well as advising and assisting both non-IT project teams, and the Trust generally, on technical matters where relevant

Trust Organisational Expectations

The post holder will:

  1. Proactively and positively contribute to the successful overall performance of the Trust.
  2. Deliver excellent levels of customer service to all patients/visitors and staff at the Trust.
  3. Develop effective ways of working and create strong partnerships and relationships with all stakeholders to support the implementation of the Government’s policies on Health.
  4. Develop an organisational culture that fosters collaborative working among all staff groups, to ensure a focused commitment to delivering quality services and outcomes.
  5. Act as an advocate for the Trust & its contribution to the Health Service arena through creating effective partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Comply with corporate governance structure in keeping with the principles and standards set out by the Trust.
  7. Support the Trust culture of collaborative, flexible cross-team working and commitment to delivering quality services and outcomes, which support the Government’s policies on public health
  8. If your employment is to a post that requires you to be registered with a professional body, the continuation of your employment is conditional upon you continuing to be registered with the appropriate professional body. The Trust will require evidence of current registration.
  9. In compliance with the Trust's practices and procedures associated with the control of infection, you are required to:
  • Adhere to Trust Infection Control Policies assuring compliance with all defined infection control standards at all times.
  • Conduct hand hygiene in accordance with Trust policy, challenging those around you that do not.
  • Challenge poor practice that could lead to the transmission of infection.


  • Degree in an IT, business management subject or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Accredited PRINCE2 Practitioner or demonstrable qualifications with experience in project management, utilising a structured methodology
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate




  • Considerable proven track record in the effective management and delivery of large and complex projects through the whole project life cycle at a senior level.
  • Considerable experience working in a NHS environment
  • Experience of system or process analysis
  • Able to demonstrate track record of successful project delivery especially including organisational or process change.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively engage with all levels of Trust personnel possessing differing levels of IT knowledge
  • Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills to have views accepted by others, to engage people from a variety of backgrounds in delivering project objectives and deliverables and to gain maximum benefit for customers from external suppliers and internal IT providers.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time-management skills.
  • Able to set clear and appropriate priorities for self and others to meet overall goals
  • Excellent team-building, management and motivation skills for managing project and operational staff with specific project roles
  • Demonstrable knowledge of relevant current industry standard IT products and services
  • Knowledge of computerised systems and security practices
  • Good awareness of data protection and information security/governance issues
  • Proficient in MS Project, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


  • Understanding of NHS clinical services and patient administrative processes
  • Knowledge of issues in acute health sector

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