Senior Project Manager - LWBC

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Project Management
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term until 31/3/2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, SE1 6LH
£40,428 - £48,514 per annnum
29/04/2018 23:59
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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.

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

Are you a talented and passionate project or programme professional who would like to lead a unique multi-site project which is piloting a national measure of quality of life for cancer patients?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the NHS Cancer Programme and support the development of a quality of life metric so that we are not just measuring clinical impact and how long people live once treatment has successfully taken place, but how well they are living. Findings from the metric will be used to make sure patients receive better informed, personalised support – which will revolutionise the way we provide this. This is a high profile project which aims to begin implementation of the Quality of Life metric in the NHS from 2019.

The post holder will oversee delivery of the Quality of Life metric project, which aims to pilot and roll out a national approach to collecting and reporting quality of life data for people who have had cancer treatment. This is a high profile project with the following responsibilities:

  • Lead and deliver the Quality of Life metric project within the team, including project planning, management and reporting;
  • Run and support regular working group and Steering Group meetings;
  • Work collaboratively with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, to develop policy and deliver the project in a way that meets the needs of the organisation and all of its stakeholders;
  • Engage with stakeholders, commissioners, clinicians, people with cancer and policy makers to ensure timely delivery of the project;
  • Manage contracts and ensure timely and high quality delivery from suppliers and pilot sites; and
  • Work collaboratively with the cancer programme team and support work assigned to the team.

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2019, with the potential to extend subject to funding.

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Lesley Smith

07702 410528