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Project Manager - Organisational Development

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Human Resources
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 (depending on Experience

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Project Manager – Organisational Development

Location: Northampton / Hybrid working

12 month fixed term contract or secondment

Salary: circa £45,000 - £50,000 depending on experience


You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare services. We work in partnership with a number of NHS, voluntary, educational and research organisations to deliver a range of specialist inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve the lives of people with complex mental health needs.

A little about this role

This role is a 12 month fixed term contract or secondment to support our ‘Lead the Change’ culture change initiative within the charity. The role will be based in Northampton but will also work with our other sites in the UK and have an aspect of flexible working from home too.

The Lead the Change initiative began in 2022 and sees 95 Change Leaders from across the charity and in a variety of roles undertaking an in depth discovery of current issues, designing appropriate work streams for change and delivering these. 

The project is currently in the discovery phase and this role will be responsible for supporting the design of the relevant work streams and effective delivery working closely with Change Leaders and subject matter experts. The role will report into the Deputy Director of Workforce Planning and work closely with our 95 Change Leaders, our Lead the Change Administrator, the programme leadership team and relevant subject matter experts.

The role requires expert project management expertise to set out and track progress of the programme and associated work streams. A focus on co-production with our Change Leaders is critical.

The role will initially involve working with Change Leaders to review and analyse the themes of the discovery phase and co-design effective implementation plans for each work stream.

You will join a ‘can do’ culture which is focused on delivery and encouraging people to meet our ambitious and challenging goals. We will expect you to make an immediate impact and play an integral part in transforming change. This is a great opportunity to work in a fast paced, varied role where no two days are the same.


  • Defining project implementation plans (and associated project documents) for the design and delivery stages of the programme with key deliverable milestones
  • Accountable for managing the delivery of the agreed scope / end-to-end outcomes, to time, scope and budget, aligned to business priorities
  • Own and manage detailed work stream plans with clear deliverable dates and stage gates
  • Delivery of the work streams linking closely with subject matter experts
  • Stakeholder management

And a little more about you

You will have an enthusiastic, positive, collaborative approach with an eye for detail. The ability to build effective relationships, listen, take a number of views into account and ensure a starter finisher approach is essential.

You will be able to work autonomously and will deal with matters proactively and effectively.

You will have an excellent project management skills as well as experience and understanding of organisational development/culture change initiatives.  

You will have a proven track record as a project manager to deliver change in a complex environment.

Experience in delivering organisational development projects and the ability to strongly manage stakeholder relationships and influence those around you is essential.


  • Project management experience
  • Proven experience in managing change initiatives
  • Experience of people change processes, particularly related to culture and organisational development
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to facilitate effective discussions with a number of participants and potentially conflicting views
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including report writing and project updates
  • Analytical skills with the ability to interpret and present complex information to stakeholders at all levels of the organisation


  • Experience of designing and delivering workshops and training


We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, 38 days holiday (including bank holidays), sickness policy on par with NHS, access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes, life cover, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and opportunities for research, teaching and continuing professional development.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact James Farrelly at or 01604616624.


We would love you to apply!

Interviews will be on Thursday 30 June.