Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Project Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Research & Development
Band 8a
Fixed Term until 31/03/2022
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Oxford University Hospital NHS Cowley
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum
03/06/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


   The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Thames Valley and South Midlands (‘the network’) is seeking to recruit a Project Manager to support the Network’s core team.

   The network helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the Thames Valley and South Midlands area.

   The Project Manager will be expected to Lead and Support a wide variety of project work across the Core team and will be expected to:

  • Lead project teams, as appropriate, ensuring that all appropriate network staff and other stakeholders from across the divisions and geography are involved in the work.
  • Ensure that projects deliver in line with agreed milestones and that key deadlines are met.
  • Champion innovative and cutting edge use of Business Intelligence across the network.
  • Be knowledgeable about and use appropriate project management and continuous improvement techniques such as Prince 2, 6 Sigma etc.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement.

   This is a senior post and the post holder is expected to have excellent project management skills, be highly IT literate, able to demonstrate an ability to lead projects and have knowledge of clinical research within the NHS.

   This position would suit someone looking for a challenging role working across several projects who can promote continuous improvement.

   We are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care, and work collaboratively with other NHS providers to translate that passion into the effective delivery of studies in the area. We make sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves to in the day-to-day work of the NHS across the Thames Valley and South Midlands area. This includes NHS trusts, primary care organisations and any other qualified providers of NHS services.

   Clinical research is delivered through six divisions within the network, covering a total of 30 disease-specific specialty groups. The network is hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is one of 15 in England and is part of the NIHR Clinical Research Network, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS.

   Interview Date: 12th June 2018



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Dr Mark Dolman, 07776477724,  mark.dolman@ouh.nhs.uk


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