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Head of Workforce Transformation

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom £75,914 per annum
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Head of Workforce Transformation

Job Reference: 984-M-WM-1-9957

Employer: Department: Regional Corporate Team Location: St Chad's Court, Birmingham Salary: £75,914 per annum

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy's pregnancy at work scheme.

Health Education England aims to improve the health of our population, outcomes for patients and people's experiences of care delivery through our leadership of workforce planning and development locally. We fully support excellence in health and social care through excellence in education and training. We are committed to being an exemplar of inclusive and authentic engagement, enabling innovative and productive partnership working through all our Directorates.

The Head of Workforce Transformation has responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership and delivery of workforce transformation solutions across the Midlands Region, reporting to the Deputy Regional Director for the Midlands with the lead responsibility at Regional Midlands SMT level for workforce transformation. Setting direction and providing leadership to the Workforce Transformation Managers and their teams will be a key part of this role, as will close collaborative working with colleagues in NHS England and NHS Improvement.

The postholder will be responsible for developing the Midlands region strategy and business plan for this area, and in doing so ensure that HEE's strategic objectives relating to workforce transformation are met by the Midlands Region.

The Head of Workforce Transformation will contribute to and influence at national level the overall HEE workforce transformation policies and strategy, including ensuring the specific requirements of the Midlands Region are considered and reflected.

This is a 6-month secondment opportunity which will be reviewed after this period.

Please note: Applicants from within the NHS will be offered on a secondment basis only, agreement should be obtained from their employer prior to submitting the application.

The postholder can be based at either St Chads Court in Birmingham or Westbridge Place in Leicester.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 8d with a full-time starting salary of £75,914 with a pay step increase after 5 years' service.

These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

If you like what you have read and think you have the skills and experience we need then don't delay, apply today! We get lots of applications for our roles and so we sometimes have to close our posts early. Don't miss out!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tom Kirkbride, Deputy Regional Director, Midlands


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.


After applying, your application will be imported into our third-party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Health Education England transferring the information contained in this application to TRAC. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

If you a query relating to your application process, please contact The Recruitment Team on 0300 3230201.

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