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Senior Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Specialised Commissioning
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term until 31 March 2019
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Skipton House/Quarry House
£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
22/08/2018 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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As a Senior Programme Manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic national team, supporting managers and clinicians in the direct commissioning of specialised services.  This pivotal role, one of a team of three, provides support to national commissioning and clinical leads to assess the likely activity and cost implications of proposed new specialised treatments, being considered for investment.  It also supports the assurance of excess treatment costs associated with new research proposals to assess the effectiveness of innovative approaches to specialised care.  Applicants will ideally have a background in NHS finance / costing, or familiarity with NHS costing via a commissioning / contracting or trust operational role. The role is London based, but there may be an opportunity to mutually agree an alternative NHS England work-base, subject to the applicant being able to travel to the London office 2-3 days per week.

The post holder will define current processes, work collaboratively to devise improvements in strategic and operational processes across a broad area of activity to meet the needs of the organisation and will:

  • Create, support and enable alignment of strategy change across the organisation
  • Develop and communicate the vision and work with others to enable the operational detail
  • Engage with key strategic regional and national policy makers to inform development of strategies and policies
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop best practice to meet the needs of the organisation and all its stakeholders
  • Work with providers and clinical experts in an effective manner to deliver strategies and processes to meet developing needs
  • Provide subject matter expertise towards the development of best practice methodologies, policies and strategies

The postholder will directly support the national Senior Programme of Care Managers and lead clinical advisors across five acute programmes of care in the determination and service, financial and activity impact analysis of key commissioning proposals developed within the annual work plan, to include:

  • National service reviews
  • National or regional service, drug or device based procurements
  • Clinical commissioning policies
  • Service specifications
  • Quality dashboards
  • Currency and tariff development
  • Development and delivery of Commissioning for Value (QIPP) schemes
  • Review and development of CQUIN schemes
  • Supporting local specialised commissioning teams to secure and deliver national policy and service standards
  • Development and progression of business cases to secure programme funding in support of key programme initiatives
  • Collaborative commissioning approaches
  • Drafting and presentation of key analysis reports for key governance meetings including the Programme of Care Board, Clinical Panel and Clinical Priorities Advisory Group


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