Senior Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Acute Care
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term contract from 01/04/2018 until 31/03/2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Quarry House, Leeds or Skipton House, London
£56,665 - £69,168 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.

Urgent & Emergency Care Programme Manager

The Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) programme brings together all UEC work across NHS national bodies and the wider system into a coherent strategy to drive UEC transformation and A&E performance improvement.  We are delivering transformation at all points of the pathway for UEC, to ensure that it is clear where patients can access services that best meet their urgent care needs.  The programme is large and complex with shared leadership from NHS England and NHS Improvement, reliant on joint working with a large number of national and local stakeholders.  The transformation programme's delivery commitments are described in more detail in the "next steps on the Five Year Forward View".

The Acute Care Team is responsible for specific workstreams within the overall UEC transformation programme, including ambulance service policy, the development of urgent treatment centres, financial sustainability within UEC, evaluation of the UEC programme and developing and delivering other UEC policy as required.

As a senior manager you will work as part of a dynamic team supporting the national transformation of urgent and emergency care services, working with policy leads managers and staff across the UEC Transformation team, with other national partners such as the Department of Health and Health Education England and improve the experience of patients, the longer-term health outcomes of communities and the financial sustainability of the health and care system.

This programme manager post is offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2019.

The interviews for this post are set to take place on the 14th February 2018.


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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal chat about the post Ciaran Sundstrem, Senior Programme Lead will be available to contact from 8th January 2018  tel:  07585 960045  email: