Job overview

In 2019, the Government published Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s, pledging to end smoking in England by 2030. Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to developing systems and processes for treatment of tobacco dependency across all services. The Trust requires a Project Manager to work collaboratively with services provide strategic leadership across the tobacco dependency agenda for the trust.

The post holder will develop and implement plans and strategies for effectively managing the project within the trust and contributing to improving the quality of services delivered to patients and service users.

The project will aim to identify the support we offer to people who use our services to help them to stop smoking or to reduce harm from tobacco and be smoke free. They will work in partnership with professional colleagues, patients and their loved ones to deliver a service that will meet national requirements and be responsive to local need, moving the national model to local implementation.

The project will support both the requirements for in-patient tobacco dependency treatment and maternity services tobacco dependency treatment.

Main duties of the job

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the elements of the tobacco dependency project, including developing and managing project/programmes plans, reporting progress and undertaking risk and issue management to ensure effective and timely delivery of the tobacco dependency agenda and action
  • Liaise with appropriate functions within the Trust, Smokefree Hackney and the ICS Tobacco Dependency Steering group on joint project matter
  • Manage and contribute to the reporting of progress/under performance of the project to the tobacco dependency strategic group and other committees as
  • Develop and implement a coherent project plan review system to ensure that any underperformance or potential delay is identified early, reported to trust tobacco dependency Steering Group, and ensure that actions agreed by the Steering Group are actioned within the agreed
  • Act as the project support for the tobacco dependency Steering Group and Task & Finish Implementation Groups, ensuring all agendas are prepared for review by the chair of the strategic group, and that all papers are prepared in time, ensuring that they have gone through the appropriate sign off and scrutiny prior to being taken to the steering group.
  • Working for our organisation

    This new and exciting role has been developed to support our ambition to reduce the impact of smoking on our patients. 

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Degree qualified, or equivalent experience in healthcare setting
  • Project Management experience
  • Evidence of continued Professional Development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Qualification in project management or service improvement
  • Skills / Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to develop strong relationships and good communication skills to individuals and large groups.
  • Project management skills, including well developed planning, organisational and reporting skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in establishing collaborative working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrable experience of managing and delivering projects
  • Experience of managing a project team and working closely with workstreams
  • Experience working in a project management role
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in service transformation/lean/six sigma or equivalent improvement methodologies
  • Experience of working in Tobacco dependency/treatment services
  • Previous experience of quality improvement in an NHS environment
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of Tobacco Dependency treatment models such as Ottawa and CURE
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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