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Senior Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Programme Management
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£56,665 - £69,168 per annum
25/05/2018 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 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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NHS England

Change and Programme Delivery Group – Transformation and Corporate Operations Directorate

Band 8c – Senior Programme Manager

Location: Leeds

Contract: 2 x FTC/Secondment – March 2019

Our Senior Programme Manager position is ideal for candidates who are seeking opportunities to work for NHS England’s priority programmes and projects.

We want to hear from you - we strongly encourage candidates to get in touch to learn more about our C&PD team and the work we do.

The role will be offered on a secondment basis only. You should gain agreement from your current employer beforehand to allow you to be released under this arrangement.

The Role and Your Experience

As a Senior Programme Manager within C&PD, you will be a senior member of a dynamic team in providing an effective flexible service to support teams from across NHS England in their work to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View.

You will:

  • support an assigned programme team in a leadership role and work to resolve critical gaps/issues and facilitating senior stakeholders (across NHS England, health bodies, government departments, and other organisations) to ensure that programmes are planned and managed effectively
  • possess expert level knowledge of project and programme management methodology, acquired either through possession of a recognised qualification in this area, or through work based experience
  • be comfortable in lead and developing communication with customers and stakeholders on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations
  • be able to develop long-term strategies to resolve broad issues or to grasp opportunities, creating new concepts and approaches to address major challenges to move work forward and/or resolve risk
  • have the ability to work autonomously, to tight deadlines and have excellent communication and analytical skills
  • manage a number of staff within a matrix management arrangement in support of Head of Programme Delivery
  • contribute to the C&PD Senior Programme Manager and Strategy Group forum

Having strong core project and programme management skills is a must, but we also want to recruit experienced professionals with a side range of skills and backgrounds. Therefore, additional skills or experience in any of the following is also beneficial:

  • Health and social care policy, strategy and/or data analysis / research
  • Social media support, web and branding design/development
  • Event, workshop and conference management / facilitation experience
  • Benefits change and realisation analysis
  • Commercial or procurement experience
  • Business case development and financial modelling 

You will be part of a great team with staff based in London and Leeds. We provide significant opportunities for professional development as well as opportunities to contribute to the development of our team and service model.

The Team

The C&PD team, within the Transformation and Corporate Operations (TCO) Directorate, supports NHS England programmes to achieve strategic objectives and priorities for the NHS.

Our team members work and thrive in a dynamic, matrix-style team environment and enjoy solving complex health and care problems. The team acts as a flexible pool of resources that provide dedicated support, advice and expertise in programme management, delivery and mobilisation, organisational change, and other areas. By providing these resources and expertise internally, we optimise the use of skills and retain talent currently within the organisation whilst reducing spending on external contractors.

Our team supports a wide range of high-profile programmes and transformative initiatives within NHS England, with the majority of our work delivering against our established health and care priorities from the Five Year Forward View.

Some examples of the programmes we have and/or are supporting include: New Models of Care, Mental Health Task Force, 100,000 Genomes Programme, National Diabetes Prevention Programme, the National Cancer Strategy, Specialised commissioning ‘Right Care’ and the General Practice Forward View.

We are keen to hear from candidates who are passionate about transformation and want to make meaningful impact to the wider NHS.


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