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Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
£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.

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.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to define and deliver this programme of work specifically in relation to Mental Health Crisis Care. This is an exciting time to join a dynamic team to lead policy delivery and development in this area.

The Programme Manager will have excellent project management, briefing and communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with large numbers of senior stakeholders in a highly complex and dynamic environment, to challenging deadlines. The duties of this role include:

  • Implementation of the national investment programme for community-based crisis care for adults and older adults;
  • Development and implementation of the national ambitions for NHS111 and mental health;
  • Development and implementation of ambition to improve the mental health response provided by ambulance services;
  • Implementation of the national ambition on liaison psychiatry in general hospitals.

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