We're Hiring! EU Horizon Project Manager: Sustainable Service Improvements in Kidney Care (WP3)

Thursday, 16 November, 2023


  • Home-based with monthly travel to Oxford and occasional travel within Europe.
  • Full-time post – 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,500 per annum
  • Fixed term position until 31 December 2027
  • Job reference code: EU Horizon Project Manager WP3
  • Apply by: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
  • Interviews: 19th – 20th December 2023 Updated interview date: 4th January 2024
  • Start: 1 March 2024 or as soon as possible.


About the Horizon Europe Project: ‘KitNewCare’

The Horizon Europe initiative is the EU’s key funding programme for innovation and research to tackle climate change and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. CSH is part of a consortium of organisations across the UK and EU that has been funded by Horizon Europe to develop and disseminate a model for sustainable healthcare. The ‘KitNewCare’ project will focus on the medical specialty of kidney care, due to its large disease burden (e.g. 10% of Europeans have impaired kidney function severe enough to impact their health status) and its significant resource footprint, particularly in the use of dialysis in clinical settings. The main pilot sites are in Poland, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

The project comprises several inter-related work packages, with different organisations leading or contributing to each package. These include: developing the knowledge base of sustainability trends, costs, hotspots and solutions across the EU; piloting organisational and workflow optimisations and technological innovations to improve sustainability in kidney care; and upscaling, disseminating and implementing solutions identified through the development of guidance, toolkits and training resources. 

About the role

The Project Manager for Sustainable Service Improvements in Kidney Care will be responsible for the successful delivery of Work Package 3 (Organisational and Workflow Optimisations), which focuses on selecting and piloting and evaluating changes in care delivery that bring environmental benefits, to inform best practice guidance in sustainable kidney care. This will involve monitoring and managing the relevant milestones, deliverables and risk registers. The Project Manager will link with part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot clinical sites (in Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland), to support them with setting up local implementation teams to implement and evaluate changes. The role will involve coordinating with other Work Packages including on training of local teams (WP6), metrics for evaluating the impact of changes (WP2) and developing best practice guidance (WP5).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project management of Work Package 3 (Organisational and Workflow Optimisations) of the Horizon Europe project on sustainable kidney care (KitNewCare).
  • Coordination with other Work Packages as required.
  • Collate information on known process/workflow/pathway optimisations in kidney care.
  • Work with part-time local project coordinators in 4 pilot European kidney centres (Utrecht, Modena, Madrid, Warsaw), to:
    • build institutional commitment to sustainable healthcare;
    • establish and train local ‘Implementation Teams’ (to include representatives of clinical and management staff, patients and industry);
    • engage with local kidney patients to make them aware of the project and how they can contribute;
    • prioritise opportunities for process/workflow/pathway optimisation in kidney care in local context;
    • test and implement optimisations; evaluate the clinical, environmental, social and cost impacts, with support from academic partners (WP2);
    • contribute to evaluation of factors affecting implementation, with support from academic partners (Jonkoping University);
    • present case studies and learning to senior management in pilot institutions;
    • support implementation of successful optimisations in other care disciplines within the pilot institutions.
  • Facilitate replication/evaluation of successful optimisations in additional European kidney centres.
  • Contribute to dissemination of project outputs internally (to consortium partners) and externally, including through co-authoring of papers for publication and conference presentations.
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to Sustainability Fellows in kidney care and kidney transplant care.
  • Through consultation with relevant organisations, identify high impact prevention and kidney care improvement initiatives from across Europe and coordinate outreach to leading centres/stakeholders to offer assistance with evaluating environmental, social and cost impacts. Collate and share evaluation findings.
  • Participate in consortium meetings and liaise and coordinate activities with the KitNewCare project manager and consortium members.


Please see the full job description attached.


How To Apply

This is one of three exciting new roles that will support CSH's work with The Horizon Europe initiative. If you are applying for more than one role, please state this in your application and quote the job reference code.

Please email a cover letter and CV to Info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Your cover letter should detail how you fit the Person Specification and be no longer than two pages long. Your application will be assessed solely by how well you fit these requirements and to what extent you demonstrate your experience and/or knowledge of the tasks you will be required to complete.

  • Closing date: 11:55 pm on Wednesday 13th December 2023
  • Job reference code: EU Horizon Project Manager WP3

For any questions, please contact info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk