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Project Manager

Band 6

Main area
Improvement Cymru
Band 6
permanent and secondment positions (until 31/05/2024) available.
  • Full time
  • Job share
Job ref
CQ2/Clwydian House
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59


Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales

Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

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Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

We have permanent and secondment positions (until 31/05/2024) available.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dynamic and fast-growing team within the newly formed Improvement Cymru Programme Management Office.

Improvement Cymru is the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales.

Our aim is to support the creation of the best quality health and care system for Wales so that everyone has access to safe, effective and efficient care in the right place and at the right time across the whole care system.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

We are keen to hear from you if you are looking for the next step in your career in project management that will expose you to projects that will hone and develop your project management skills.

The PMO Team is a busy, high-volume and friendly environment that will suit an organised person with a great eye for detail and plenty of team spirit.  Reporting to Senior Project Manager and working with Business & Project team members, you will be adept at managing, supporting and consulting on projects. You will already have experience in project management methodologies and a background in managing complex projects.

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree level or equivalent professional / managerial qualification
  • Project Management Qualification (APM PMQ, PRINCE2 Practitioner or similar) or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development / further training


Essential criteria
  • Experience of project/programme management to a practitioner level, managing multiple projects at a time.
  • Experience of designing, implementing and managing projects.
  • Evidence of experience in managing large complex projects.
  • Successful introduction of management methodologies to teams and individuals.
  • Effective management of resources.
  • Developing documents (e.g., reports).
  • Developing performance indicators.
  • Experience of Policy development.
  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams at varying levels of seniority and a commitment / proven experience of partnership working.
  • Experience of negotiating and influencing others in a positive manner, with confidence to deal with different priorities and differing views in order to instigate and achieve change and improvement.
  • Experience of managing expectations of stakeholders within a project.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of managing budgets associated with a Programme/Project.


Essential criteria
  • Methodical, analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent overall management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to interpret legislation and national guidance.
  • Effective leadership and communication skills with experience in motivating, managing and developing effective teams.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to strategy implementation across the organisations.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences in a variety of ways.
  • First class planning and organisational skills.
  • Be technically competent with various software programmes (e.g., Microsoft Office).
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation, negotiation, obtaining, providing and presenting information.
  • Ability to confidently and effective chair meetings.
  • Ability to produce business cases and strategic documents.
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to management teams on project status and advising on issues and risks to detailed specification for Trust and others as requested.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh / willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work across directorates/services to understanding operational and corporate needs and requirements.
  • Use of Microsoft Project to develop and maintain project plans.
  • Use of Microsoft Teams to manage a project and to communicate with the with wider Improvement Cymru Team.


Essential criteria
  • Solid understanding and appreciation of finances and risk, issue and dependency management and benefits realisation.
  • Information governance and security guidance.
  • Microsoft Office trained including use of Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Detailed knowledge of budgeting, benefits tracking and resource allocation processes.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Health Wales.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Improvement Cymru.
  • Knowledge of Improvement methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

James Evans
Job title
Senior Project Manager
Email address

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