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Programme Manager - UoR

NHS AfC: Band 8a / Monitor 3.2 (indicative)

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Programme Manager - UoR
NHS AfC: Band 8a / Monitor 3.2 (indicative)
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Wellington House
Flexible - Leeds/ Manchester/ Newcastle
£40,428 - £48,514 (+ HCAS) per annum
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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.

NHS Improvement is offering an exciting opportunity to play a significant role in the implementation and delivery of a major new regulatory activity within the trust sector, with the opportunity to drive real improvements across the country for the benefit of patients and the wider NHS.  Working with the CQC, NHS Improvement is to undertake Use of Resources assessments and propose a rating.  Alongside the rating of Use of Resources, NHS Improvement has also agreed to contribute to the well-led assessments by the CQC in relation to Financial Governance.


NHS Improvement seeks to recruit a team to implement and manage Use of Resources and Financial Governance assessments.  This will comprise a small group of highly- experienced and skilled staff who will provide bespoke support for the Use of Resources assessments and ratings of providers and also arrange assessments of Financial Governance for the CQC’s well-led rating.


The four Programme Managers (each with a lead responsibility for a specific region) will be required to organise and manage this complex programme that impacts NHS Improvement, CQC and hospital providers, ensuring coordination of teams in each region and enabling and assuring the delivery of the assessments.   The key coordination role, working with regional teams, is to ensure that NHS Improvement assessment teams are prepared and supported to carry out assessments and that reports and ratings are assured and provided to the CQC following appropriate internal approval.


The Programme Manager will need a strong background in programme and project delivery as well as a proven expertise and ability to respond actively to changing demands and pressures.


Whilst there is an opportunity to be based in one of our regional NORTH offices, there is a requirement for the Programme Managers to work from our Wellington House, London office on a regular basis –particularly while the team and working arrangements are being established.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has proven ability of organising the delivery of significant and complex work programmes in a challenging environment.

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For further details contact: Vanessa Partridge, Programme Manager – Resources Operations Team Email: