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Business Support Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed Term contract until 31 March 2021
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
20/11/2018 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 Mental Health Clinical Policy & Strategy team is responsible for contributing to a key NHS England priority during this parliament as set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and in the Mental Health Implementation Plan. This role provides an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of clinical policy development and strategy delivery across the NHS.

The post holder will be part of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYP MH) Team within the overall Clinical Policy and Mental Health Strategy Team, which sits within the Operations and Information Directorate. This dynamic team is responsible for a major programme to lead whole system transformation for children and young people’s mental health in England in line with Future in Mind. Furthermore, the team will be responsible for supporting the deliverables that emerge from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper published in December 2018. Improving mental health services for children, young people and their families currently has a very high national profile and the post holder will be working in a fast moving and highly political environment.

The CYP MH team works closely with a range of delivery partners, such as teams across NHS England, the Department of Health, the Department for Education, NHS Improvement, NHS Digital, Care Quality Commission, HEE, Local Government partners, and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

NHS England published the recommendations of the Mental Health Task Force, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, in 2016. . The NHS England Mental Health Work Programme will transform Mental Health services by 2020/21. The recommendations include implementing the proposals set out in Future in Mind, the report of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) and Wellbeing Taskforce (March 2015). Our Work Programme is being expanded as NHS England will play a key role in taking forward proposals set out in the Government’s Green Paper “Transforming Children and Young people’s Mental Health provision”

Transforming Mental Health services is a corporate priority; a Ministerial and a DH priority. This is an exciting and highly complex work programme, which will change and improve the way Mental Health services are commissioned and delivered on the frontline. Implementing the Mental Health Work Programme will involve a number of ALBs, stakeholders and other partners. The work programme is supported over a five year period by an investment of over £1bn a year of additional funding.

The post-holder will form part of a dynamic team, responsible for developing, directing, overseeing and delivering the Mental Health Work Programme, on behalf of NHS England. The successful applicant will be part of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health policy team, supporting a team whose focus is the development of policy and delivering the ambitions for children set out in the 5 year plan for mental health, and Future in Mind and aspects of the new Green Paper. This is a challenging and dynamic role and in particular the post holder will:

Provide support to programme leads on projects that are ongoing in the team

  • Support the business manager on finance, governance and briefing
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheets and databases
  • Organise meetings, conferences and events
  • Drafting agendas, collating papers and taking minutes
  • File and shared drive management
  • Single point of contact and management of shared mailbox

The post holder is a key member of the team whose overarching goal is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to improve, inform and support a portfolio of projects, services, and initiatives.



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