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Project Manager Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Project Manager Lead
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Stella House
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59
Who we are

We’re the NHS Business Services Authority. We provide critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public.  Have you had a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)? Perhaps you’ve had an Exemption Certificate or have a Pre-payment Certificate to spread the cost of your prescriptions? We issue those. Maybe you’re a member of the NHS Pension Scheme? We administer the scheme on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. Ever applied for a vacancy on NHS Jobs? That’s one of our services too.
Our vision is to be the ‘delivery partner of choice’ for the NHS. Our values were developed with our people, for our people and they reflect the fact that we CARE passionately about what we do. They are to be Collaborative, Adventurous, Reliable, and Energetic. We know that how we approach our work contributes to our colleagues’ health, wellbeing, and sense of connection to the business. We aspire to be a great, inclusive place to work.
Our drive to make things easier for our customers has seen us increase the digitisation of our services and we’re using new technology to deliver efficiencies and improve the customer experience. We gather data and use it to help the NHS make more informed and effective decisions, as well as reduce fraud, error, and waste. We also see an opportunity to contribute to the wider health agenda in terms of prevention and health inequalities.

We’re doing exciting things in a complex and challenging landscape so come and join us.
What we offer

Come and work for us and you’ll receive a benefits package that rewards your hard work and commitment, including a minimum of 27 days annual leave per year which increases with length of service plus Bank Holidays and the option to purchase additional leave, time off for volunteering, flexible working options, a generous Pension Scheme, access to loads of online and high street discounts including holidays, computers, insurance, mobile phones and meals out, and perhaps most importantly – a work/life balance.


Do you want to work for an organisation that CAREs? Our values are Collaborate, Adventurous, Reliable, and Energetic. We aim to be a catalyst for better health by improving services and patient outcomes. If this inspires you and sounds like an organisation you want to be part of, then we may have a role for you.

About us

The NHSBSA’s vision is to be the “delivery partner of choice” for the NHS, and with a result of a proven track record in project delivery, the NHSBSA are being called upon to support the NHS to deliver critical business services more than ever before.

As many of these services are delivered via projects, the NHSBSA has a significant corporate change portfolio, to be managed effectively, in a controlled manner and at pace.

About the role

As a Project Manager Lead you'll be part of the Portfolio management team.  The Portfolio team manages the delivery of a £30m change portfolio each year.  The team includes Project Managers, Programme Managers, Business Analysts, Project Coordinators, Project Support Officers and Portfolio Office roles.  As Project Manager Lead, you’ll be a leader for the project management community, have line management responsibilities and develop the profession to best support delivery of the NHSBSA change portfolio. 

There is 1 post to support the project management community.  You’ll be part of the Portfolio management team, which also includes 2 Business Analyst Leads and a Portfolio Office Manager.  As a member of the management team you will actively contribute to the continued maturity of portfolio management and portfolio team professions.

Who we're looking for

We're looking for someone with solid project management, leadership and management skills, a great attitude and a drive to help us on our journey.

Developing our People

The NHSBSA is dedicated to helping our people be their best. We work in a supportive and positive environment, where continuous learning and development is a real focus.

We value the project management profession highly and want our people to be ambassadors of that professionalism too.

Our benefits

In addition to a competitive salary of £45,753 – £51,668 and being part of a great team, you'll have access to the NHS Pension Scheme, annual leave of at least 27 days with the option to purchase more, flexible working, car and cycle lease schemes and lots more.

A great work place

We are based at Stella House just on the outskirts of Newcastle with good transport links to the city centre, with current home working arrangements in place during the pandemic.

If this sounds like the type of challenge which excites you, then we want to hear from you

Please note that previous applicants need not to reapply.

Please also note this vacancy may close early if significant amount of applications are received.

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Neil Pragnell
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Head of Portfolio Delivery
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