Programme Manager - FTC

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NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit
£53,168 - £62,001 (with potential for a recruitment and retention premia)
Closing date:
21st May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date for Applications
Friday 21 May 2021 @ 5pm
Final Panel Interview
Friday 28 May 2021

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Programme Manager – NHS Data & Analytics Platform - 18 months Fixed Term Contract (with possibility to extend) - Secondments for NHS employees would also be considered

As local health and care systems work collaboratively to deliver the priorities of the NHS Long Term Plan and to implement new models of care to meet the needs of their population, NHS Arden and GEM CSU (AGCSU) is uniquely placed to support this transformation journey. Using our expertise, experience and scale, we help the NHS and it’s wide and diverse range of partners to deliver efficiencies, by providing the specialist capabilities and capacity demanded by a rapidly and constantly evolving health and care system. In particular, we have developed an unrivalled reputation for excellence in data, analytics and business intelligence provision to support insight led, evidence-based decision making across the NHS system and wider network.

Our expertise in this field, has been recognised by our engagement with NHS England and Improvement, and a request to lead the delivery and implementation of a mission critical programme of change, namely an entirely new, national, NHS Data and Analytics Platform. This Platform will transform the big-data capability of the NHS to both respond to current challenges presented for example, by the Covid-19 pandemic, and will deliver unprecedented new capability to better predict future national, regional and local demands on the service, through the provision of real-time, joined-up data and analytics, at phenomenal scale and pace.

About the role  

Reporting to the Programme Director – NHS Data & Analytics Platform, the Programme Manager will support the roll out and integration of the Platform across the country, working in collaboration with a wide and diverse range of delivery partners. The post holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of defined projects within this complex and high profile interdependent programme of work, adopting a variety of tools and techniques to support the delivery of the hub and spoke delivery model. The Programme Manager will be responsible for establishing a robust project management approach within and across teams, to ensure that all aspects of the roll-out are initiated, managed and delivered on time, to quality standards. They will be responsible for establishing work and project plans, risk registers and appropriate project governance, ensuring that milestone deliverables are achieved and any areas of slippage that can’t be managed within the project, escalated to allow timely remedial action.   

About you

To succeed in this role, it is expected that you will have exemplary technology project and programme delivery experience. Ideally, this will have been gained within an NHS/clinical environment, wider public sector or within a supplier to the public sector. As such, you will be familiar with meeting the challenges of project and programme delivery within a dynamic, ambiguous, complex operating environment, requiring the co-ordination of delivery across organisational, geographic and cultural boundaries. You will be a dynamic and accomplished technical/project delivery professional, with a strong commercial acumen, together with the ability to work in partnership with commercial providers and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and communities to define and drive benefits realisation. You will be a logical thinker and doer who is also open to new ideas and approaches to address familiar project delivery challenges.  

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit:

  • An up to date and relevant CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements
  • A Supporting Statement (no more than 2 pages of  A4) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.
  • Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable.
  • Please include the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Adrian Barlow
07393 011150
Sundas Gull
Lisa Paul-Wickham
020 7426 3960
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