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Programme Officer (Workforce)

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
25/07/2018 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.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

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The General Practice Forward View published in 2016 sets out a plan for the transformation of general practice over the next 5 years, backed by a multi-million pound investment, to stabilise and transform general practice. The plan will deliver outcomes on investment, workforce, workload, infrastructure and care design. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, organised and flexible individual to join the General Practice Workforce Team, which has responsibility for working with partners to deliver extra staff and strengthen the primary care workforce.

The Programme Officer will be part of a dynamic and friendly team, and will deliver an effective Programme Management Office (PMO) service, supporting managers and staff to ensure that the General Practice Workforce programme is planned and managed effectively.

The role will take the lead in assisting the successful planning and delivery of a range of functions, including to:

  • ensure appropriate programme level governance processes are in place
  • support production of corporate business reports and returns of appropriate quality standard
  • ensure management reporting, risk and issue management processes are in place
  • support regional assurance processes
  • assist with presentations and briefings
  • provide a high quality secretariat function for the General Practice Workforce Programme as appropriate
  • liaise with the NHS England Primary Care PMO, other NHS England colleagues and partner organisations including Health Education England where appropriate in delivery of this function

The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels is important in order to enable meaningful engagement and collaboration, and a clear understanding about the delivery of shared objectives.

Attention to detail, alongside a solid understanding and experience of the application of the PMO lifecycle, will enable the successful candidate to further embed PMO processes and methodologies across the General Practice Workforce Team.  

Informal discussions are welcome. Please email Fiona Pearson, Policy and Programme Manager to arrange a discussion: fiona.pearson@nhs.net

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