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Policy/Business Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
990-NHSEI0700LN
Site
Skipton House
Town
London
Salary
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
Closing
18/08/2019 23:59

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.

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.

In 2016, NHS England published the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH). This, alongside the published ‘Dementia 2020’, forms the basis of an exciting and highly complex work programme, which seeks to change and improve the way mental health services are commissioned and delivered on the frontline. Implementing the Mental Health work programme involves a number of Arms Length Bodies (ALBs), stakeholders and other partners supported by an investment of over £1bn of additional funding over the five years to 2020/21. Transforming Mental Health services is a NHS, Prime Minister, and Department of Health and Social Care priority. The current work on the NHS Long Term Plan has further strengthened the status of Mental Health as a top priority for the next 10 years, with at least £2.3bn of additional funding by 2023/24 committed.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Adult Mental Health Team and provide support on the delivery of the commitments set out in the FYFVMH and the Long Term Plan. 

As a Policy/Business Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Adult Mental Team. The role is likely to include a specific focus on supporting the exciting national investment programme for adult urgent and emergency mental, providing support the Programme Manager. It is initially expected that the role will have a focus on the expansion of liaison mental health services in England, and delivery of urgent and emergency care in A&E settings. However the role is also likely involve work on other priorities in the national adult mental health programme, as required.

We encourage applicants who are intelligent, driven and team players with excellent stakeholder management and written and verbal skills. With the ability to use their own initiative in a fast-paced and continuously-evolving environment. Able to coordinate and deliver a policy-specific projects.

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Sharday.Morgan-StPrix@nhs.net