University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation

Job Description

Southampton Hospitals Charity is the official charity at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and we have an incredible opportunity to work on our first Wild in Art (WIA) city sculpture trail.

As WIA Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing the project, working closely with our team of dedicated staff members, corporate partners, suppliers, artists and stakeholders to bring the trail to life. The role includes all aspects of project management: strategic oversight and decision making on programme priorities, planning, driving progress and evaluating project success.

We are looking for a talented, proactive and highly organised manager to take this senior role, and will require a hands-on mix of creativity, account and all-round production process and expertise.

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.



Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Developing and delivering a project plan and managing budgets
  • Managing project teams, including volunteers and staff members
  • Coordinating project logistics, such as procurement, commission, managing suppliers in the planning and delivery of the trail, including event planning, installation of sculptures, digital asset development, and auction
  • Creating a relevant project management framework and tools
  • Evaluating project success and identifying opportunities for improvement


Experience managing large projects, including exhibitions and cultural events

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with artists, volunteers, and staff members

Strong project management skills, with experience developing and delivering project plans and budgets

A passion for the arts and a commitment to making a positive impact on society.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 7th June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

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