Project Manager -18.75 hours per week

  • Job Reference: 00053729-1
  • Date Posted: 3 January 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £19,441 to £20,712
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical, HSE
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive: Professor David Phoenix
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES
JOB TITLE: Project Manager
The University
London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities. LSBU is an enterprising, civic university that tackles real-world challenges. Since 1892, LSBU has been providing relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education as well as research that has impact in the real world.
Academic Structure
The University has six schools of study:
Applied Science
Arts & Creative Industries
Built Environment & Architecture
Business
Engineering
Law & Social Science
The Institute of Health and Social Care comprises an additional two Schools, Nursing and Midwifery and Community Health.
Teaching and the main administration is conducted at the Southwark Campus for all courses, except the professional courses in nursing, midwifery, health and social care, which are also offered at Havering. There is a new campus in Croydon, which opened in September 2021.
Academic Facilities
The Perry Library at the Southwark Campus houses over 400,000 books and provides access to over 58,000 journals in print and online. As well as staying open till midnight during term, members of the University can access its electronic resources via the internet. The Learning Resources Centre provides over 400 personal computers on open access (also until midnight) together with training, help, and advice. There are also libraries and IT provision at the health campuses.
JOB SPECIFICATION
School /Department: School of Health and Social Care
Job Title/Grade: Project Manager – academic grade 7
Reporting to: Professor Daniel Frings
An exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager with an interest in NHS technologies. The post is funded for 0.5 WTE (2.5 day/week) for 24 months starting March 2022.
Purpose of the post:
LSBU has been awarded a grant to evaluate the efficacy of an Artificial Intelligence stress cardiograph analysis system (produced by Ultromics) within NHS settings. This is an AI platform which seeks to meet the strategic aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. The technology is one of number who successfully secured an 'AI in Health and Care Award in 2021 by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) in partnership with NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
The post holder will join a team of six academics including Prof Daniel Frings, Prof Nicola Thomas, Prof Patrick Callaghan, Prof Chris Flood, Dr Adele Stewart-Lord and Dr Enrico. The team is led by Prof Daniel Frings. The team will also include two research fellows and a data manager.
Through effective project management, the person appointed to this role will support the PI and individual work-package leads in producing the project deliverables to both time and budget.
MAIN ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.To provide a high standard of project management support to the project team, including:
a. Preparation, upkeep, communication and evaluation of timelines, risk registers, etc
b. Co-ordination of activity between work packages
c. Liaison with stakeholders including Ultromics, NHS England, NHS Improvement and NICE
b. Coordination, taking and writing of minutes and actions of meetings with Ultromics, NHS England and NHS Improvement and NICE
c. Coordination of responses to queries from internal and external contacts in a professional, sensitive, confidential and effective manner, re-directing queries where appropriate.
2. To support project team with regular reporting requirements to NHS England and NHS Improvement.
3. To undertake general administration and logistical support for each of the five academics and have regular update meetings with them.
4. To manage the project finances alongside the School of Applied Sciences Business Support Manager.
5. To oversee governance of the programme and act accordingly to ensure requirements are met.
6. To undertake other reasonable duties as agreed commensurate with the level of the role, which may be required to be carried out, from time to time, to meet the requirements of the project.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
Candidates are expected to meet most of the following selection criteria at a level commensurate with all core activities and some of the higher-level expectations as set out above for this appointment.
Essential criteria
* Graduate (BSc/BA) and/or equivalent relevant experience
* Previous experience in a project management role
* Experience and understanding of office administration and procedures
* Proven ability to work accurately under pressure and to meet deadlines
* IT literate and be able to use Microsoft Office suite and project management software (e.g. Asana)
* Customer focused with the ability to work flexibly to ensure completion of tasks and the ability to maintain confidentiality
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to draft standard correspondence
* Ability and willingness to work as part of a team and on own initiative
* Able to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equality and diversity, and its practical application.
Desirable criteria
* Project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2)
* Experience of working in the NHS and/or Higher Education
NOTES TO APPLICANTS
All appointments are subject to the receipt of references satisfactory to the University. It is standard procedure to apply for references only for the successful candidate.
Offers of appointment are subject to proof of permission to work in the UK in accordance with
the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and original documentary evidence will be required.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
This post is graded at Grade 7. The full-time salary range is £38,882 - £41,424(full-time) per annum.
Hours of work are 18.75 hours per week (0.5 WTE). Exact working schedule is to be decided at commencement but can be flexible. Negotiated home working is possible (dependent on the needs of the project and also Covid-19 restrictions)
Annual Leave is 13 working days per annum (pro-rata) plus public and bank holidays and days when the University is closed.
This is a fixed term appointment available for 24 months.
The successful candidate will serve a 20 week probationary period and an interim report will be made at the end of 12 week’s service.
All appointments are subject to the receipt of references satisfactory to the University. It is standard procedure to apply for references only for the successful candidate. Offers of appointment are subject to proof of permission to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and original documentary evidence will be required.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment medical screening questionnaire, and may be required to undergo a medical examination prior to a written offer of employment being made.
Pension Scheme: The University offers automatic membership to a defined contribution (DC)
scheme which is operated through Aviva. Employees will be automatically enrolled into the
default option where the annual fund charge is no more than 0.75%. Meaning you won’t pay
over the odds for your pension to be managed by Aviva. The benefits under the Scheme are
based on length of membership and Career average salary. Contribution rates vary according to the level of pensionable pay.
RETURN OF APPLICATION FORM
A further letter will be sent only to short listed candidates. If you have not heard from the University within three weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY STATEMENT
The University is committed to equality of opportunity both as an employer and as an educational institution.
The University will promote good relations among its staff and students and will create conditions which contribute to the full development and potential of all its members.
NO SMOKING POLICY
Applicants will wish to note that the University has a no smoking policy which means that smoking will not be permitted anywhere in the University buildings