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Project Officer
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/19
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
23/01/2018 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.

NHS RightCare Project Officer


NHS RightCare is a national NHS England supported programme, contributing to the financial sustainability of the NHS which is a key priority of its Five Year Forward View. NHS RightCare helps to ensure the best possible care is delivered as efficiently as possible which is essential for both patients and the NHS. Ensuring people access the right care, in the right place at the right time, means more people can be treated effectively, now and in the future.  NHS RightCare actively works with every clinical commissioning group (CCG) and sustainable transformation partnership (STP) in England and comprises professionals providing delivery, analytical, clinical advisory and programme management resource both internally and externally to the programme.  As Project Officer you will be provide high quality support to ensure that projects and tasks are planned, managed and delivered effectively.


This is a position as part of the national expansion of the NHS RightCare Programme. The team is rapidly expanding, with new staff coming on-board to support and provide direct delivery support to clinical commissioning groups in implementing the NHS RightCare approach. As a result, there is now a significant requirement to increase the levels of core support to ensure the programme remains on track to deliver its objectives in 17/18 and onwards. The role will have key relationships within NHS England, Regions CCGs providers and STPs as well as external organisations. It will require the leading of programme to ensure it meets the needs of STPs and CCGs and maximises the resources available. It will require the development and management of partnership working to deliver products and services that enable better services for patients. Key responsibilities of the roles will include;


  • Be a key member of the team as well as providing, supporting and managing key activities.
  • Establish and manage effective business processes to ensure the programme’s work is well organised and supported to successfully deliver.
  • Provide project support and management to key meetings and events, ensuring they are effectively coordinated, delivered and evaluated.
  • Be a key member of the team as well as providing, supporting and managing engagement activities across projects and effective stakeholder management.
  • Facilitate project support with external third sector parties as needed by projects. 


Interviews will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 7th February.

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Rob Wakefield

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