Job Title: Project Officer
- To be responsible for the management, design, development, and implementation of a range of minor capital construction projects under £1m in value.
- To act as a professional-client liaison officer and/or project manager for capital new build and refurbishment construction projects.
- The main location for the post may change depending on the workload and location of projects.
- In undertaking this role, all employees will be expected to behave at all times in a way that is consistent with and actively supports the principles listed in the Consultation Document on the development of the Trust.
- The principles of the NHS, where high-quality care is provided on the basis of need rather than the ability to pay.
- The contribution of the local community to the development of our services.
- Preserving and developing our reputation as a caring organisation.
- Developing services that are designed around the patient.
- Working co-operatively with others in the interests of patients and their families.
- Valuing the contribution of staff and investing in their development.
- Valuing the diversity of all our staff, patients, and carers and demonstrating a zero-tolerance of discrimination.
- The importance of developing innovative approaches to teaching, research, and service provision, which allows us to be at the forefront of developments in patient care.
- Responsible and wise stewardship of public money and effective use of resources.
Formal Qualifications, education & training required
- Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent
- RSA in computer literacy, typing, & Databases
- City and Guilds qualification or proven level of experience, equivalent to NVQ level 3
Essential skills and competencies
- The post holder will be required to provide, receive, and exchange technical and specialist information in relation to minor capital projects.
- The post holder will be required to communicate technical information to non-specialists (both verbally and via paper/electronic transmission)
in a manner that allows them to easily understand and interpret proposals.
- The post holder will be required to have a basic knowledge of healthcare construction codes, standard and alternative procurement routes, and understand the statutory and legal processes in respect of site development.
- The post holder will be required to negotiate and agree on project proposals with clinicians and other user representatives.
- The post holder will be required to lead and direct multi-disciplinary project teams, external professional design consultants, and contractors.
- The post holder will have experience of working as a project manager within the construction industry
- Design and management of Engineering/Construction projects
- Familiarisation with standard forms of contracts used in building and engineering contracts (NEC3).
The salary banding for any NHS post has a clearly defined start point, and salary progression based on nationally negotiated pay scales (Agenda for Change). These bandings and pay points are widely available https://www.nhsemployers.org/pay-pensions-and-reward/agenda-for-change/pay-scales/annual
The agreed starting point for any post is at the bottom of the pay scale with annual progression until the top of the pay scale is reached. Candidates should expect to start on the bottom of the pay scale for the role they are considering unless they have previous directly related NHS experience in a similar role.