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Deputy PMO Manager

Posted: 5 Oct 2020 Closes: 3 Nov 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
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Deputy PMO Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI2594-CE-A

Employer: Location: Leeds or London Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer? Do you want to ensure more people survive cancer than ever before? Working in the NHS Cancer Programme, that's exactly what you'll do.

Working within the NHS National Team, you will set the agenda for cancer services in England. Working with patients, clinicians, charities and across the public sector, our aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, increase survival and improve the quality of life and experience for cancer patients. We develop national policy and strategy, and work with our Cancer Alliances across the country to transform services for patients.

This is an exciting time for the NHS Cancer Programme. Our work to implement the Independent Cancer Taskforce strategy has already started to transform the experience of cancer patients across England. The publication of the NHS Long Term Plan provides us with an opportunity to go even further. You will be instrumental in delivering on our ambition to diagnose three in four cancers at an early stage so that even more people survive cancer in the future.

The Strategy and Programme Management team is responsible for programme management within the NHS Cancer Programme and developing national cancer policy and strategy. This is an exciting, cross-cutting team that is central to ensuring that the programme delivers at the highest level.

Are you the right person for the job?

The successful candidate will have excellent project management and organisational skills and an ability to engage with teams and colleagues across the programme in order to support the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

This role is advertised as a Fixed Term Contract maternity cover until 31st July 2021.

Primary responsibilities
  • Leading on recruitment and induction processes for the programme to ensure programme is resourced to deliver its ambitions, and providing expert advice on HR issues.
  • Organising all activities around programme management, including highlight reports, risk registers and business planning.
  • Developing programme management and administrative systems, including version control, and ensuring consistency of brand and approach across the programme.
  • Leading and coordinating responses to directorate reporting requests, audit requirements and providing high quality secretariat for national Boards as required.
  • Managing estates issues across two NHS England and NHS Improvement sites.
  • Developing a thorough knowledge of the programme and programme management techniques in order to confidently deputise for the PMO Manager.
  • Provide strong and supportive line management for at least one team member and overseeing the work of others to ensure the Business Support team functions smoothly and to a high quality.
We are looking for candidates who can evidence: (See person specification for further detail)
  • NHS Programme Office Management experience.
  • Experience of managing NHS England and Improvement recruitment and HR processes.
  • Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including health professionals, senior managers, people affected by cancer, third sector organisations.
  • Experience of drafting briefing papers and correspondence at senior management team level.
  • Clear communicator with excellent written and presentation skills; capable of constructing and delivering clear ideas and concepts concisely and accurately to a diverse and varied range of audiences consisting of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Financial Systems e.g. monitoring budget management, processing invoices and procurement.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Richard Brown

Job title: PMO Manager

Email address:

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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