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Regional Programme Manager for International GP Recruitment

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
The primary function is to increasing the numbers of GPs in England.
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term/Secondment until 31/03/2020
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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2 - 4 Victoria House | Capital Park | Fulbourn | Cambridge | CB21 5XB
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
28/10/2018 23:59

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 strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and 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, and we support local health services that are led by 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.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

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Are you an experienced manager looking for a new challenge, where your efforts can make a difference to a wide population? Then consider this role.


We are seeking a keen and forward looking, experienced professional to join our Regional Medical Directorate team in a new post as a Regional Programme Lead for International GP Recruitment (IGPR). This role involves working closely with multiple people including the national team, the Regional Project Management Office and within the Regional Medical Directorate, so excellent communication and liaison skills are essential, along with an ability to effectively deliver working in a fast-paced, changing matrix environment. Whilst the base for the role will be in regional NHS England offices in Cambridge, Birmingham or Leicester to suit the successful candidate, there will be a requirement for regular regional and other travel in this role, including attendance in the Cambridge office every Monday.


Increasing the numbers of GPs in England is a major part of the implementation of the GP Forward View (GPFV). The national International GP Recruitment (IGPR) scheme has been expanded to recruit at least 2,000 GPs nationally. Across the Midlands and East Region, STPs have developed workforce plans for 1,312 additional overseas GPs. IGPR is now a key priority for increasing GP supply to practices. Given the expansion of the scheme, and the national announcement for an at-scale IGPR model, the current Midlands and East region and local support framework requires development. As a result we wish to appoint a Regional Programme Lead for IGPR to be part of our Regional GPFV Workforce Programme.


NHS England has commissioned a CSU to provide staff to support in implementing the GPFV. The Regional Programme Lead for IGPR will work closely with the CSU IGPR Programme Lead and Regional GPFV Workforce Programme Lead in providing regional oversight of the IGPR scheme in the Midlands and East region.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they embrace performance improvement, innovation and change management and interact with stakeholders both nationally and regionally, to ensure high quality GPs are recruited from abroad and matched to suitable practices in England via a Gold Standard recruitment process. In addition and excellent understanding of the GP Five Year Forward View, the GP workforce across England, the requirements for a GP moving to the UK including the various agencies involved, and understanding the regional variations and challenges in relation to the primary care workforce will be highly beneficial in this role.

If you are interested in being part of this change and would like to informally discuss the role please contact Mary Parfitt  This role will be offered as a fixed term contract until the end of March 2020. Secondments will be considered.

Provisional date for interview: Monday 29th October 2018 Subject to Change

Please note: This is a Fixed Term post ending March 31 2020

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