Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term until March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
25/01/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their 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 spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission 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). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. 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.

Programme Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen as a Programme Manager within the Nursing workforce programme. The Workforce programme is responsible for providing strategic oversight of NHS England’s responsibilities on workforce. This includes driving workforce development to deliver the transformation and ambitions set out in the Five Year Forward View and working collaboratively with the Department of Health and ALB partners to deliver a system response to the strategic workforce challenges of the system.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across Nursing Directorate, NHS England and the wider system on workforce policy and strategy.

The post holder will have responsibility for the effective programme management of the Workforce programme. Plans to achieve the strategy will be underpinned by the delivery of short to medium term objectives with flexible deployment of resources across the programme to support delivery.

This will require working closely across the Workforce Programme and with NHS England colleagues and external partners, to ensure that there is focused support for delivery of the workforce commitments set out in the FYFV; to drive the development of workforce capacity and capability within STPs and ACS and to support the national NHS England service transformation programme.

For more information, please contact Scott Binyon, Workforce Director:


Role location: Leeds/London, with travel to other locations throughout the country.

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Scott Binyon (Deputy Director of Workforce, Nursing Directorate)

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Tel: 07900715385