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Job summary

Main area
Project Management
Band 7
Fixed term: 18 months (Full time)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Employer type
Central, East or West
Wrexham, St Asaph or Bangor
£41,659 - £47,673 per annum
Salary period
21/08/2022 23:59

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Covid-19 Project Manager

Band 7

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh.  Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.



Job overview

Working as part of the Health Care Acquired Covid-19 team, the post holder will provide overall management for highly complex, highly sensitive programme of work.

The post holder will be required to plan, support, facilitate and monitor the progress of the health care acquired Covid-19 project or work streams which make up the agreed programme and to provide management support, training and expert guidance to all project staff.  

The Project Manager will also be responsible for ensuring that policies for implementing projects across BCU are developed and adhered to, and that standard project management methodologies are applied to progress and successfully deliver projects.


Main duties of the job

BCULHB are looking for a Project Manager who will work as part of the Health Care Acquired Covid-19 team .  In return, we can offer a flexible working environment, and the opportunity to gain public sector experience, and the chance to make a real difference to our organisation.

Key responsibilities:

-Managing and leading on multiple work programme utilising appropriate project management methodologies.

-Working with stakeholders to drive faster adoption, higher use and proficiency of technology. Focusing on Health Board values, quality objectives/ criteria and standards at all times.

-Ensuring strong project governance to support decision-making, project delivery and escalation of deviations to plan outside of agreed tolerance limits. Highlighting problems and suggesting resolution at the earliest opportunity.


Working for our organisation



Strategic - To understand and promote the strategic direction for the health care acquired Covid-19 projectwithin the Health Board, this will include:

-Keeping up to date with national guidance e.g. the programme for and interpret its impact on local projects that they manage.

-Identifying opportunities for the introduction of new technology to transform working practices, using knowledge to inform the scope and direction of projects that they manage and the programme that they contribute to.

-Assist with translating the National and Local Informatics strategy into a programme.

-Ensuring that relevant projects and work-streams are established to deliver strategic objectives. This will involve planning a broad range of complex activities which involve uncertainty.

-Liaise closely with the Delivery Unit and Welsh Government

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria


Essential criteria
  • Meets all essential criteria
Desirable criteria
  • Meets all desirable criteria


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise / prioritise own workload and that of the team to operate effectively
  • xProven ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a manner which is clear, fluent and persuasive
  • Able to interpret national policies and guidance as appropriate to their projects.
  • Proven ability to analyse and appropriately present complex information so that it is easy to understand
  • Proven ability to influence, persuade and negotiate with staff at all levels
  • Ability to empower, coach and support staff.
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Sound judgment, planning, decision making, and organisational skills
  • A broad range of ICT skills
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership/ motivational skills


Essential criteria
  • Current knowledge of Health Informatics and its application
  • Current knowledge of relevant local and national strategies.
  • Knowledge of Clinical, Management and Information processes
  • Knowledge of procurement law relating to health and IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Training methodologies
  • Knowledge of the NHS

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Innovator
  • Lateral Thinker
  • Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of the organisation and able and willing to share information.
  • Ability to develop staff
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet all aspects of the work
  • Leadership qualities and able to motivate others
  • Time Management skills
  • Completer Finisher and Chair


Essential criteria
  • Enthusiastic, committed, proactive and innovative
  • Politically astute and high level of intuition.
  • Appetite for hard work and challenges
  • Show resilience, stamina and reliability under sustained pressure, never losing sight of objectives.
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Flexible in approach to try new procedures and practices
  • Select, develop and lead complex and multi-functional project teams.
  • Develop and control complex project plans and risks using established project management methods.
  • Negotiate and manage, monitor and secure results against contracts.
  • Ability to travel
Desirable criteria
  • Welsh speaker

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kim Warrington-Davies
Job title
Lead Complaints Manager
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Telephone number
03000 851 234
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