Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Oakington Headquarters, Cambridgeshire

PURPOSE

The post is a Project Manager within Service and Research Delivery Team and will be responsible for Project Management across a number of smaller projects and/or the management of a work stream within a larger project.

The post holder will provide project management knowledge for the team and colleagues across OPC.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the Project Management process, ensuring process effectiveness and compliance within OPC and third-party requirements as appropriate. Effectiveness will be measured by performance against the agreed relevant contractual obligations.
  • Support the effective governance of the project by maintaining regular dialogue with the Service Delivery Manager; facilitating the running of formal and informal project meetings by the production of timely reports and minutes; and acting on the advice, guidance and direction given by the Service Delivery Manager.
  • Manage and respond to project related email, liaise with project stakeholders, and ensure timely dissemination of minutes and actions.
  • Support the review and approval of all changes impacting on the project. Ensuring that the appropriate project changes are established and implemented.
  • Adhere to and support the development of the OPC’s project management standards, ensuring that all project management activity is undertaken to the highest professional standards consistent with this role.
  • Liaise will all teams within OPC throughout the project life cycle.
  • Develop and review project documentation including trial agreements, protocols, practice and patient information sheets, training materials, presentations, and other resources.
  • Develop and implement an appropriate communication and engagement strategy: identifying key stakeholders and, where required, establishing and maintaining their support of the project.
  • Recruit and coordinate GP sites throughout the research process, ensuring professional relationships and regular communication with all participating GP sites.
  • Contribute to the development, review and implementation of patient and clinician resources including questionnaires, clinical decision support, feedback and promotional material.
  • As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with specified research protocol and coding procedures and enter data into a computer database and/or spreadsheet application for subsequent analysis.
  • Create presentation slides and posters to help researchers recruit new GP practices.
  • As appropriate travel to GP sites to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study.
  • Plan and oversee the appropriate closure of the project, ensuring the effective handover and the documentation of a project closure and lessons learnt report.
  • To carry out other appropriate delegated duties as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications:

  • A degree in life sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics or equivalent, or relevant applied experience.

Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of drafting, editing and creating content across all communication platforms, particularly in research settings.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, high attention to detail, and ability to work proactively on own initiative and with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and be part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated capability to manage own workload and make informed decisions, working to tight and sometimes changing timescales
  • Able to work accurately with excellent attention to detail including proof reading of materials, ensuring professional and accurate communications.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to manage complex events and programmes of work simultaneously
  • Ability to deal with complex, sensitive information and negotiate with key stakeholders on difficult issues
  • The ability to work with others and develop strong collaborative networks across a variety of stakeholders and clients
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to learn and assimilate new skills and take personal responsibility to do so.

Desirable:

  • Experience of observational and pragmatic trials.
  • Experience with primary care-based research studies.
  • Experience with epidemiological studies or health care databases.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret health data.
  • Experience of working in the primary healthcare sector

To apply send a CV and Covering Letter to hr@optimumpatientcare.org, we look forward to hearing from you.