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Delivery and Policy Senior Manager - Ageing Well Programme

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Strategy and Innovation
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term Contract Or Secondment until 31 March 2020
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Quarry House and Skipton House
Leeds and London
£52,306 - £60,983 per annum
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Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. ​ Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.


 Are you an enthusiastic, driven and motivated individual who is passionate about improving the lives of people living within the community? Do you want to ensure more people are able to be cared for at home with services that make sense to them? Working in NHS England and Improvement’s Ageing Well Programme, that’s exactly what you’ll do. 

As a Delivery and Policy Senior Manager within the NHS Ageing Well National Team, you will set the new and critical agenda for delivering the NHS Long Term Plan with a focus on out of hospital care in England. Working with a large variety of stakeholders across multiple systems including regional teams, patients, clinicians and charities, our aim is to deliver more joined-up and coordinated out of hospital care, ensure more proactive services are provided to people and that these services are transformative in their support offer to individuals.

The team is responsible for delivery and the development of national policy for these key deliverables of the NHS Long Term Plan through 3 workstreams: 

  • The Urgent Community Response workstream will focus on capacity building and quality improvement of key community services – building on existing intermediate care service provision, implementing 2-hour/2-day standards for community crisis response and reablement
  • The Anticipatory Care workstream seeks to develop, implement and scale a proactive population health approach for people with complex issues and frailty through Primary Care Network Community Teams, providing preventative care and supporting early identification and avoidable admissions
  • The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) workstream seeks to scale the successful vanguard EHCH approach to improve the provision and quality of NHS healthcare across all care homes in England

These workstreams will be supported and enhanced by a wider community services team focussing on efficiency and productivity as well as the core hub of the programme being provided by a dedicated Business Management and Programme Management Office which includes the critical functions of data, analytics and finance.

This is an exciting and opportunistic time for the NHS Ageing Well Programme and for out of hospital care. There is much focus and expectation on what our programme needs to deliver over the next 5 years – Do you want to be part of this exciting and important programme? Are you the person we need to ensure we deliver to improve patient care? If you join our team you will meet these aspirations and transform the experience of patients within communities across England. You will be instrumental in delivering on our ambition!

We are seeking focussed, dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who have knowledge and experience in delivery of services in the community, and have a passion for ensuring we provide high quality health and care services outside of a hospital setting.

Please note that we are hiring for a variety of roles to fill our programme team. If you are interested in applying for multiple positions, please apply for one role and be sure to state at the top of your personal statement which roles you would like to be considered for. If you are invited to interview, we will consider you for all appropriate vacancies that match your skillset.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Interviews will be held on the following days:

  • 1-3 October 2019 – location TBC

The specific days designated for each band and role will be communicated to shortlisted candidates once the application period has closed.

Please note these roles will be offered as either a secondment or Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2020. Should you be interested in joining the team on secondment please ensure you have discussed and gained approval from your substantive team prior to sending us your application. For those considering applying on a Fixed Term basis, we are unable at this stage to confirm roles beyond the end of the financial year in line with the organisational change process.

At the top of your personal statement, please include:

  • The title of all the jobs that you are applying for in the Ageing Well and Community Services team
  • If you would have preference to interview in Leeds or London, or if you are happy with either location

For queries, please first access the FAQ document in the attached documents. Please also watch the video of our Programme Director Matthew Winn speak about the Ageing Well programme, available at

To contact us for any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed in the attachments, please email