This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Project Manager to join the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care (NMPC), King’s College London, to lead on the management and implementation of a range of projects focussed on improving student success and experience.
The Faculty has recently completed an external review into the factors affecting the experience and satisfaction of our pre-registration nursing and midwifery students, with a focus on undergraduate students. In this role, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of projects that will meet the specific recommendations outlined in the Expert Panel Review. Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will lead on the management, implementation and delivery of these projects and related activities. As a member of the Faculty Professional Services Team, you will be a valued and trusted contributor, working collaboratively with your peers to support the Faculty Senior Leadership.
You should apply if
We are seeking an experienced project manager that has demonstrable experience of managing complex projects involving change management, defining methodologies and standards for project management, change management and process improvement. The successive postholder will have a strong commitment to excellence in working with a diverse student population, excellent communication skills, will be a good listener who works well with people from different disciplines, and someone with a passion for bringing people together to create positive change. Working at a fast pace, you will have the ability to work independently with effective oversight and prioritisation and have excellent attention to detail. This role suits a self-starter who can take ownership of project delivery and has the ability to see the “bigger picture” and how the various projects will interconnect and influence each other to achieve the Faculty’s aim of supporting every student’s success.
Why choose us
King’s College London is a leading University with nine Faculties. As part of King’s Health Partners, we have an excellent environment for health care interaction and a strong focus on mentoring and career development. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) placed King’s applied and allied health research 1st for: overall proportion of research rated 4* (world-leading, the best mark possible), research papers rated 4*, impact rated 4*, environment rated 4*(joint), Grade Point Average and Power. REF2021 rated as world-leading: 100% of our environment, 86% of our impact and 70% of our research overall. Over 95% of our research overall was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
For the last three years, King’s has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal).
It includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, the premier Institute for Palliative Care, bringing together clinical, research and education teams.
Our award-winning NMPC education programmes span pre-registration nursing and midwifery, and multidisciplinary post-graduate taught and research programmes. King’s is the largest provider of health care education in Europe. Our applied clinical and health research transforms therapies, the healthcare experience and outcomes for patients and those important to them, wherever they are cared for.
This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term role for 3 years.
- Developing robust project structures and plans, which may include multiple workstreams and draw in a significant number of colleagues
- Developing and putting in place suitable project monitoring and reporting
- Using expertise and knowledge of change management best practice to embed effective change approaches into projects
- Taking responsibility for delivery of project/programme outcomes
- Ensuring effective strategic communications around the project/programme
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. Educated to degree level or equivalent
2. Have delivered successful implementation and/or transformation projects of commensurate scale and complexity, that have delivered lasting benefits
3. Wide experience of successfully drawing on your programme and/or project toolkit to bring structure and good control to projects
4. Strong analysis and organisational skills, able to provide actionable insight that helps inform decisions and plans
5. Understanding of Continuous Improvement and process improvement methodology and application
6. Understanding of whole system change and operating model design and development
7. Confident working in multidisciplinary teams, and building strong working relationships to drive effective outcomes
8. Excellent written, PowerPoint and verbal communication skills
9. Adept at engaging with sponsors and stakeholders, including with senior colleagues and externals, adapting message, style and manner as needed
10. Flexible, emotionally intelligent and comfortable with ambiguity
11. Demonstrable evidence of ability to motivate others and take them on a common journey
1. Experience within the Higher Education sector or adjacent/similar sector and understanding of the strategic context we operate in
2. A recognised qualification in project management
3. A good understanding of the breadth of the Faculty