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Network Quality Improvement Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Quality Improvement
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Secondment or Fixed Term to 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week (negotiable)
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St Chads, Birmingham
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
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NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, commissioning the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable. If you are taking up this post on a part time basis, your salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the West Midlands Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate as a Network Quality Improvement Manager on a fixed term or secondment basis until 31 March 2019 to support local implementation of the Children and Young People- Mental Health programme This role is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to undertake a short term assignment which will give valuable experience of working in a strategic setting across the health and care system. Relevant clinical experience or a strong current background in maternity services, coupled with a track record of managing improvement projects and leading change will be advantageous; these skills are important to influence change within the system at a critical time for the NHS. 

We are looking for a competent manager and excellent communicator, with an understanding of NHS architecture and the challenges of working in a complex environment. You will have experience of providing operational leadership to a clinical team and will work in close liaison with the clinical leads and head of network. You will have the skills to engage with key relevant stakeholders, including the ability to lead, engage, influence and challenge others and you will have demonstrable experience of effecting change through collaboration and partnership working across and within organisations.

You will be required to work flexibly in response to prevailing priorities and will also contribute to the corporate business of the whole team; specific responsibilities can be agreed dependent upon your interests, experience and skills. On occasion you may also be required to work in collaboration with the other clinical networks and other work programmes.

The four clinical networks are:

  • Maternity
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mental Health Dementia & Neurological Conditions


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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about this role please contact:

Andrea Read, Head of Mental Health Clinical Network, email andrea.read@nhs.net