Project Manager at The Health Foundation, UK

The Health Foundation is looking to hire a competent Project Manager to join their team. Individuals who meet the requirements and qualifications are hereby encouraged to apply.

The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.

We want the UK to have a healthcare system of the highest possible quality – safe, effective, person-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. We believe that in order to achieve this, health services need to continually improve the way they work. We are here to inspire and create the space for people to make lasting improvements to health services.

We conduct research and evaluation, put ideas into practice through a range of improvement programmes, support and develop leaders and share evidence to drive wider change.

Position: Project Manager

Salary: £56,662 per annum plus excellent benefits

Job Type: Full Time

Location: London, UK.

About the Role

The Project Manager role is based in the Strategy, Planning and Change Team, which supports the planning, development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy and the cross organisational improvement work, including the Organisational Improvement Programme (OIP), a large scale internally focused change programme.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading a variety of internal change projects within the organisation, with a focus on corporate and operational processes and systems change and implementation. Experience in internally focussed process and system change and implementation improvement is a must, with a track record of achievements in identifying and implementing process and system improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation.

The Project Manager also supports the monitoring of the delivery of the overall Organisational Improvement Programme which oversees all cross cutting and corporate services improvement work, led by the Head of Organisational Change and supported by the Change team of Project Managers.

The postholder will collaborate closely with the organisation’s senior leaders, teams, and external vendors to ensure the successful delivery of projects that meet business needs, are completed within scope, on time, and within budget. The postholder will also ensure that projects are aligned with the organisation’s strategic objectives and regulatory requirements.

Main Duties

  • Develop and manage project plans, schedules, and budgets, ensuring that relevant projects are completed within scope, on time, within budget, and provide a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Manage project documentation, including project plans, project status reports, and project deliverables. Ensure that all change requests are documented and approved. Develop mitigation plans to address project risks and issues and escalate issues, as necessary. Provide regular project status reports and updates to stakeholders, including senior management and the wider organisation as part of the internal communications plan.
  • Ensure that projects are aligned with the organisation’s strategic objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with senior leaders and subject matter experts to identify the requirements of each project, ensuring that the solutions meet the needs of the business and collaborating with key stakeholders to understand their goals, objectives, and strategies.
  • Work closely with team leads to oversee and monitor the delivery of their work plans. Escalate risks, issues and changes where required and review and update overall plans.
  • Oversee the testing and implementation of projects ensuring that projects meet quality standards.
  • Identify, engage, and manage external vendors and contractors as necessary to deliver projects and manage the relationships with those suppliers throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement within the project teams and across the organisation.


  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion – Commitment to Equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the foundation’s activities and service delivery.
  • Working together – Ability to establish and maintain strong Relationships and influence others, managing multiple stakeholders to move toward a common vision or goal. Flexible and adaptable, consistently listens to and takes Account of the views of others
  • Achieving impact – A proven ability and track record of Delivering projects on time / on budget to tight timescales using project management processes and tools including risk Management, benefits management, financial management and quality assurance.
  • Discovering and Learning – The ability to relate to people, Processes and systems equally well; to quickly grasp complex/ technical issues and explain said issues in a clear and concise way to others.
  • A proven track record of successfully managing a variety of Relevant projects from initiation to closure, with evidence of delivering projects on time, on budget, and to a high standard.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with a proven Ability to identify and address project issues and risks and develop effective solutions.
  • Experience in managing external vendors and contractors, with evidence of effectively managing relationships and Ensuring high-quality deliverables
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with a proven Ability to identify and address project issues and risks and develop effective solutions.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; Excellent active listening skills.
  • Sound judgement, a self-starter who can work effectively and proactively with minimal supervision and appropriately prioritising and escalating risks and issues.

Application Process

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement which addresses the following application questions:

  • Describe how you would manage change projects in a hybrid working environment as part of a wider internal organisational change programme, working with other project managers and the programme lead in the Change Team.
  • Be sure to include how you would successfully manage projects involving widescale internal process and system change and implementation to time, quality and budget, drawing on and giving examples from your experience to date. (max 500 words)
  • Give an example of a project you have delivered successfully that is relevant to this role where you collaborated and communicated with a range of stakeholders at different levels of seniority. What challenges did you face in this project, how did you overcome them and what have you learnt from this that you would bring to this role? (max 300 words)
  • Excellent communication skills are an essential part of this role. Using your writing skills, what are the three key messages that would persuade us to invite you to interview? This could include why you want to work with us and what you can bring to the role. (max 300 words)

Applications without a supporting statement addressing the three requirements outlined above will not be considered.

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more and commence their application.

Application Deadline

April 2, 2024

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