Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Programme Management
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed term until 31st March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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London based (option to be flexible and could work from Leeds office)
£56,665 - £69,168 per annum
29/05/2018 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 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, commissioning 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). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. 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. If you are taking up this post on a part time basis, your 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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NHS England published the recommendations of the Mental Health Task Force, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, in 2016. The NHS England Mental Health work programme will transform Mental Health services by 2020/21. This is an exciting and highly complex work programme, which will change and improve the way Mental Health services are commissioned and delivered on the frontline.  Implementing the Mental Health work programme will involve a number of ALBs, stakeholders and other partners. The work programme is supported over a five year period by an investment of over £1bn a year of additional funding.


As such, the post-holder will form part of a dynamic team, responsible for developing, directing, overseeing and delivering the Mental Health work programme for a specific policy area, on behalf of NHS England. The successful applicant will be part of one of the mental health policy teams This is a challenging role and there is a real opportunity for the post-holder to shape and influence the design and delivery of the work programme, by working with colleagues to provide dedicated programme management advice and support.


The successful candidate will have excellent, proven programme management skills and will need to have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deliver to tight deadlines as well as understand some of the sensitivities in relation to the information that they handle and communicate as part of working on a large and important programme.


The post holder will lead the provision of an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well-co-ordinated programme team capable of meeting all statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements ensuring alignment with the activity of the organisation.

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