Programme Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Project and Programme Delivery Support
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term/Secondment to 31 March 2019
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Leeds or London
£42,414 - £49,969 per annum
24/07/2018 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.

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Position: WRES Programme Manager (AFC B8a)

Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Leeds or London (to be discussed)
Contract Type: Fixed Term or Secondment
Length of contract: 31 March 2019 end

The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) seeks to address the lack of senior BME representation in the NHS workforce and Boardrooms and to close the gap between the experience and career progression of BME staff and the workforce as a whole – promoting a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves, thus enhancing the health outcomes and quality of care for all who use and deliver health and care services.

As the WRES programme manager, the post holder will play a pivotal role in managing multiple programmes of work critical towards the implementation of the Workforce Race Equalities Standards (WRES), utilising a range of system levers.  

The post holder will engage with internal and external partners and stakeholders, and ensure a robust strategic approach for managing the policy, operational and business functions of the WRES in accordance with the WRES Technical Guidance, the NHS contract and other relevant system levers. 

The post holder is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of WRES, this includes helping ensure that the WRES programmes are successfully delivered which in turn will embed the WRES within the system by local and national organisations.

The post holder will work closely with the WRES Directors and other senior WRES programme staff to ensure that effective engagement and operational goals are achieved as well as the development of Business Intelligence functions / processes.
The post holder will also contribute to relevant annual and other timely reports or auditing for the WRES and it's other bodies and governing groups as appropriate.  Where necessary, the post holder will communicate with stakeholders to ensure this vision is well-understood and that relevant reporting deadlines are met. 

The post holder will provide excellent and timely information that can inform strategic and operational decision making at all levels.

For further detailed description/specification please see JD/JS attached.

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