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Project Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8c / Monitor 3.3

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Project Lead
NHS AfC: Band 8c / Monitor 3.3
FTC / Secondment 1 until 01/04/2020 1 until 30/09/2019
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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£59,090 - £71,243 Per Annum
18/02/2019 23:59

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

Project Lead (People Strategy) x 2

This is an exciting opportunity for 2 experienced individuals to join the People Strategy Team focused on the Improving People Practises programme of work which includes professional development of HR services and national support to the regional streamlining programme. The positions are offered to internal and external candidates on a fixed term or secondment basis, 1 role is for 6 months and 1 role for 12 months. The roles can be based in any NHS Improvement office in England but will require national travel including working in London 1 or 2 days each week.

People Strategy - Project Lead, Improving People Practises is responsible for:

Working with the Head of People Strategy applying both strategic and operational workforce expertise in the topics of: systems improvement, organisational design and development and HR IT systems and processes, to support and implement current and future policy developments across NHS Improvement and sector Providers by:

  • Assisting the Head of People Strategy with the oversight of all NHS Providers (to include FT and Trust sectors), people strategies in these areas and the associated processes to inform NHS Improvement’s accountability framework and oversight regime.
  • Assisting the Head of People Strategy in the support of people strategies and curation of people practises across sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), accountable care systems (ACSs) and other collaboratives, encouraging the exploration of improvements to people policies and practises and the opportunity these present to the development of integrated HR/OD service improvement.
  • Assisting the Head of People Strategy with the development and delivery of strategic people improvement programmes in conjunction with the National Director for People Strategy

People Strategy - Project Lead - Improving People Practises will:

  • Help shape the approach and programme of work in support of Improving People Practises (IPP) which includes: the induction of Doctors in Training as part of a National Streamlining Programme and the development of HR Capacity and Capability across the NHS.
  • Support to develop and establish the governance, systems and processes for the creation, assurance and oversight of the IPP work programmes internally in NHS Improvement and externally with key stakeholder groups.
  • Will provide guidance to Regional teams on the strategic people agenda and priorities, creating support packages as appropriate, relevant to the designated area of accountability.
  • Provide guidance to senior leadership together with oversight and management of the team to ensure delivery of the national people strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with relevant Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) and stakeholders to help shape national workforce policy and process.

Candidates are asked to advise if they would like to be considered for a 12-month or 6-month contract in the Supporting Information section of the application.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 25th February and candidates are asked to be available for interview on 6th or 11th March .

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Melanie Whitfield