Suicide Prevention Transformation Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health and Public Health
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed term or Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Chippenham or Taunton
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
24/07/2018 23:59
Interview date

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South West NHS England

Based at a NHSE South West Regional office – Chippenham or Taunton.

Suicide Prevention Transformation Programme Manager – Band 8B Full Time – Fixed Term or Secondment until 31st March 2019

An exciting and innovative opportunity has arisen to join NHS England South Regional team to work jointly with Public Health England (PHE) as a Programme Manager supporting suicide prevention transformation planning and delivery across the South West of England.


The post holder will facilitate the implementation of the Suicide Prevention Transformation Fund and will coordinate and deliver high quality, specialist technical and professional public health advice to support local government, NHS bodies and their partners in the wider public health system to drive the implementation of the national suicide prevention strategy based on the best available evidence and cost-effectiveness. They will draw on the unique expertise and resources that sit within PHE as well as maximise the expertise within NHS England and the local healthcare and public health systems.


The post holder will be working with STPs in the South West to support implementation of suicide prevention priorities and will need to travel across the SW regional geography. This provides a great opportunity to work with NHS, PHE and local government partners to deliver a high priority improvement programme within the NHS locally in the South West.  


The successful candidate will bring substantial experience of working in a health and wellbeing related role and strong project and programme management skills; experience of implementing improvement programmes within the NHS would be desirable.

A confident communicator, you will have the ability to communicate with confidence and assurance to a wide range of people including senior leaders. Your written communication skills will be strong and you will be adept at managing a wider range of stakeholders, bringing people together to generate ideas and solve problems to deliver improved health outcomes.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate your passion for the role and for partnership working and will be able to work flexibly and have a positive, can do attitude

In return you will be part of an integrated work programme which is pioneering change in the health care and public health arena. You will be delivering a key element of the NHSE Mental Health Five Year Forward view priority programme as well as joining an organisation that recognises the importance of the contribution of each team member in helping us to achieve our goals.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ann Tweedale, Mental Health Programme Manager South Region

Mobile Number: 07568 431643

Tariq White, Associate Director SW Clinical Network

Mobile Number: 07769966615