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Lancashire County Council – Project Manager Administrative & Clerical

Lancashire County Council
  • Location: Preston
  • Organisation: Lancashire County Council
  • Salary: £42683 - £45566 Per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 29/11/2019 11:59 pm
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In 2017/18 the Lancashire Better Care Fund Steering Group commissioned a review of Intermediate Care Services across Lancashire and South Cumbria region (including Blackburn and Blackpool). 


This review looked at the current model(s) of care and by predicting demand proposed alternative models for the future. We are now ready to take a number of the recommendations from that review forward and have developed an action plan to do this. 


The significance and complexity of this work is such that we are looking to appoint a new permanent Project Manager who will be responsible for leading the planning and implementation of these recommendations. Working in the Corporate Programme Office you will be accountable to the Programme Manager who will oversee your delivery on a day to day basis.


You will already be an experienced and effective Project Manager. You will have demonstrable evidence of delivering transformational programmes across multi-stakeholder groups, these may already be within the public sector and/or NHS or alternatively will be in a comparable setting. You may have experience of successfully delivering projects working alongside partners in health, social care, other authorities and provider organisations, alternatively you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of the culture and complexities of these organisations and be confident operating in this type of setting.  


Already operating in a challenging environment you may have some knowledge and understanding of intermediate care services, how these are governed, managed and delivered, although this is not essential. Your role will be to plan and manage the implementation of the new care model addressing areas such as governance and performance management in doing this. You will manage changes in enabling structures such as information governance and estates, alongside operational and service model changes, to delivery of provision of these short term services to enhance independence. 

Key responsibilities
  • Create professional relationships with senior managers, working closely to define and scope projects aligned to review findings.  
  • Apply robust project management skills to ensure agreed projects outputs are delivered successfully within quality parameters and timeframes
  • Establish and apply robust governance frameworks to control projects and their associated risks
  • Drive projects forwards with the necessary pace and rigor 
  • Produce high quality management reports

Key job requirements:


It is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the key principles of good project management and are able to evidence their application in successfully delivering a range of complex projects.  


You must be able to demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain mature and professional relationships with internal and external senior stakeholders, and be able to work across partnerships and systems.


As an experienced Project Manager you may already be operating across the health and social care sector with professionals, private providers and system leaders around transformational change, if you are not already operating in this sector however this will not be a barrier. In any case it is your professional persona, ability to create effective and authentic partnerships, demonstrable skills to lead, influence and persuade stakeholders to effectively deliver project outputs in a similar environment which are essential.


We do not expect you to be an expert in the Intermediate Care sector. It will however be useful if you already have some knowledge and understanding of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System as well as the services which are included within Intermediate Care, however this is not essential as it is your skills as a Project Manager we consider to be most important.


The work is challenging so we will expect you to be able to learn fast to build your knowledge base on the sector to the level required. You will need to develop your detailed knowledge of the quality and safety requirements of Intermediate Care provision as well as the interdependencies between organisations and services to enable the benefits of the recommendations to be realised.   


As an experienced Project Manager you will hold a recognised Project Management qualification.

In addition you will be able to demonstrate effective application of the structured technical skills and processes required to successfully deliver projects under formal governance arrangements and operating across complex organisations.   

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