Corporate & Support
The Strategy and Business Development department is responsible for:
  • Developing the Trust’s strategy and plans (with Directors, Governors, Managers and Commissioners)
  • Planning and managing the major changes required to achieve the Trust’s strategic goals
  • Running the PMO (Portfolio Management Office) that coordinates and tracks delivery of major projects
  • Coordinating the preparation of bids, either for new services or renewal of existing contracts
  • Facilitating continuous improvement and service redesign across SCAS
  • Managing the Bright Ideas scheme
Roles in Strategy and Business Development include:
  • Head of Service Development
  • Project Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Project Coordinator
Entry requirements
For management roles, you will need to be a good leader and have good project management skills.

Some project management roles require specific knowledge and experience in addition to project management skills.
Career prospects
The Association of Project Managers (APM) provides three courses:

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