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IAPT Digital Project Officer

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Project manager
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
17/09/2019 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.

About the role: 

As a Digital Project Officer, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team to explore how digital technology can augment the delivery of the mental health care, in line with the ambitions outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

The successful applicant will join a newly-expanded Mental Health team charged with developing and implementing an ambitious ten-year strategy to transform mental health care in England. This role provides an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of mental health clinical policy and strategy development, working closely clinical and system leaders. The application of digital technology to healthcare, has a high international and national profile and the post holder will be working in a fast moving and highly political environment.

With a focus on new ways of delivery digitally-enabled models of therapy, the post holder will play a key role in the implementation of a number of projects designed to explore how technology can support the delivery of mental health care.  This includes exploring how virtual clinics and self-management apps can be used safely to provide care historically delivered face to face in physical clinics. 

The post holder will also contribute to the wider priorities of the Digital Mental Health team, including:

  • Empowering service users to be more engaged with their mental health care, through the development of straightforward digital access to NHS services and co-produced, digital care plans
  • Ensuring that all mental health providers reach a core level of digitisation
  • Supporting the development of a range of digitally-enabled models of therapy
  • Supporting the development of the right environment and infrastructure for digital technology to thrive.

About you: 

We are looking for an experienced project manager to support the delivery of the Digital Mental Health programme. As well as demonstrating experience of successfully co-ordinating projects in complex and challenging environments, the post holder should have a track record of building relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

Experience delivering digital or clinical transformation projects in a mental healthcare environment is highly desirable.

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Becky Gate, Senior Project Manager Digital Mental Health