Network Senior Quality Improvement Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health- Dementia
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term/Secondment until 31 March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Fosse House, Leicester or Birch House, Mansfield
£49,242 - £59,964 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.

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Fixed Term/Secondment opportunity with East Midlands Mental Health Clinical Network (EMMHCN) 

Network Senior Quality Improvement Manager (Band 8b), Mental Health Clinical Network, (Fixed Term/Secondment until 31 March 2019)

EMMHCN has an opportunity for an experienced quality improvement manager to join us on a Fixed Term/secondment basis, until 31st March 2019; full or part time applications will be considered. 

Network Senior Quality improvement Managers manage programmes of work concerned with the priorities in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH). In this case, the post holder will lead the continued development of our dementia work programme and develop the work programme for suicide prevention; there may be opportunities in other work programmes, also.   

As part of EMMHCN team, the post holder will work across the East Midlands to support STPs, commissioners and providers, to facilitate quality improvement in mental health provision helping them to achieve the ambition set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. They will be part of a supportive team including our Clinical Director and Clinical Leads, who are all practising clinicians in local systems.  Senior Quality Improvement Managers also act as the key communication link between the EMMHCN and one of the STPs we work with; in this case, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with credibility in the mental health field. It is essential that the post holder can hit the ground running, so that they can work with systems to drive the agenda forward quickly and deliver at pace.  Prerequisites for the role include holding patient care at the heart of their work and exceptional communication skills, in conjunction with:  a high level of competence in  quality improvement;  experience in programme management ; evidence of the ability to deliver change across organisational and geographical boundaries ; the ability to work effectively both in teams and alone.

Please note that there is a frequent requirement for travel across the East Midlands and occasionally beyond.

The provisional interview date is Thursday 9th August 2018, venue to be confirmed. A ten minute presentation will be required as part of the interview process.

Previous applicants need not apply.

In line with NHS England HR policy candidates are advised to gain agreement for release for secondment from their current employer prior to applying. Provisional date for interview is Thursday 9th August at Fosse House. 



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Please contact Sumita Saigal with any queries or to arrange an informal discussion with Jo Kirk, Head of Mental Health Transformation and Clinical Networks.

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