Improvement & Transformation Lead / Project Management

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Improvement & Transformation Lead / Project Management
St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4LG
Interim Position


Posted: 7th September 2023 16:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.15 PAYE per hour

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • Anticipated 3 months

  • St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4LG,

    PE27 4LG

What's involved with this role:


Role: Improvement & Transformation Lead

Contract Length: Anticipated 3 months

Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4LG

Hours per week: Full time or 4 days a week minimum. Hybrid working/flexible options considered

Pay Rate: £25.15 PAYE


Our client is looking to hire an Improvement and Transformation Lead for approximately 3 months.


Provide senior leadership and experience in the identification of improvement and transformation opportunities, leading and supporting the successful delivery of initiatives, projects and programmes across clinical and non-clinical functions.

  • Support senior leaders to develop ambitious transformation plans which drive improvement and innovation, maximise the use of digital technologies and align to local system priorities and national direction of change.
  • Represent and participate in forums and projects on system transformation plans, encouraging and identifying collaborative improvement opportunities.
  • Identify, assign and provide effective and appropriate improvement support from the team, ranging from: -
    • Complex problem-solving analysis, using excellent analytical skills
    • Facilitating workshops to support teams to think creatively to design improvements, plan delivery, lessons learnt etc.
    • Coaching others in leading continuous improvement efforts (including improvement tools and techniques) -
    • Providing intensive support for a period of time to help achieve an output/outcome
  • To ensure the Trust’s continuous improvement (Think QI) methodology is consistently used across all improvement initiatives, projects and programmes.
  • To lead and advise on the use improvement tools and techniques (lean, six sigma, theory of constraints) alongside the use of different delivery methodologies (agile, waterfall etc). Ensuring that these are used throughout the team’s work.
  • To develop and work on long term strategic plans and initiatives that will support building the Trust’s capability for continuous improvement, including providing service improvement/project consultancy, training, coaching and supporting Trust service managers.
  • Lead programmes of transformation across specified services/areas, to deliver demonstrable improvements in patient care, outcomes, efficiency and performance and to respond to new strategic care pathway developments and commissioning requirements.
  • To lead the creation of improvement/transformation blueprints, gap analysis, planning of change programmes and allocation of resources required across all projects.
  • To ensure that there is appropriate and robust governance arrangements in place across areas of responsibility, with effective processes to identify and track benefits, track progress against milestones, risks and issues and interdependencies are identified and managed appropriately.
  • To develop effective stakeholder engagement plans, ensuring co-production partnership working is in place across improvement work from the outset.
  • To develop and deliver effective update/reporting mechanisms, appropriate to the scale of improvement and transformation team involvement.
  • To provide senior leadership on complex, high profile projects as required in the form of consultancy and coaching to service project leads.
  • Provide senior leadership in the Improvement and Transformation team – leading on areas to improve the running of the department, sharing knowledge, skills and experience to support individual team development.
  • To provide direction and supervision to Improvement and Transformation colleagues.
  • Team and individual coaching and QI training will be a regular part of this role with the post holder expected to in large groups or coach on a 1-2-1 basis.

Essential Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of successfully delivering large scale and complex programmes
  • Experience of using process re-design tools such as Six Sigma, Kaizen and Lean to interrogate end to end processes
  • Experience of building, maintaining and utilising successful relationships with staff at all levels in the organisation
  • Experience of partnership working across organisational boundaries ensuring involvement of key stakeholders.
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Working knowledge of QI methodologies and application of tools and techniques including data analysis.
  • Business process analysis and improvement
  • Human Resources management
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Able to think strategically, set the direction and see the wider picture
  • Highly effective written, presentation and communication skills


Qualifications & Training:

  • Educated to Master’s Degree level or able to demonstrate management experience to this level.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development/education and learning
  • Evidence of management development.
  • Programme/project management qualification (e.g.PRINCE 2, Agile, MSP)
  • Professional clinical qualification - desirable
  • Recognised leadership training or qualification - desirable
  • Six Sigma - desirable


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