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Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager (Reducing Violence)

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
Skipton House, London, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_BxP8IG36rU47

Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager (Reducing Violence)

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3245-LN

Employer: Location: Skipton House, London Salary: £53,168 - £62,001 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.

We are recruiting a Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager to join NHS England and NHS Improvement's Safety (Violence Prevention & Reduction) programme. You will be joining the team at an important time, we are supporting NHS organisations to achieve a cohesive and systematic approach, which mitigates and reduces the incidental rates of violence against our people and for NHS staff to feel supported and safe at work

Our priority is to ensure that all staff working in the NHS in England to feel safe and supported from physical and verbal abuse. We will work in collaboration NHS organisations to prioritise the creation of a safety culture and ensure that staff safety is prioritised in a robust and consistent way.

If you have a professional background in violence prevention and reduction and comprehensive experience of developing and delivering violence reduction training and educational programmes, and combined with knowledge of the health and care sector, if you are excited by the prospect of working with multiple stakeholders to improve staff safety in the health and care system, we would like to hear from you.

We work closely with both corporate and regional teams across NHS England and NHS Improvement and with local health systems implementing the violence prevention and reduction programme.

The Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager will work across a range of projects and all will include:
  • Provide specialist advice regarding policy and guidance associated with violence prevention and reduction, to internal and external stakeholders including: Boards, Chief Executives, Health & Wellbeing Guardians, Directors of Human Resources, Violence Reduction Leads.
  • Providing professional expertise to stakeholders regarding violence prevention and reduction programmes and projects. Specifically, the connectivity with Violence against NHS staff and staff Health and Wellbeing.
  • Design develop and provide continued professional development for Board Level training.
  • Development supporting guidance and policies for violence prevention and reduction programmes.
  • Develop information protocols to collate intelligence and proactively share intelligence with stakeholders
  • Lead reviews of existing and emerging environmental designs and working in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop joint agreements at a local, regional and nation level
  • Lead on public awareness campaigns in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • The post holder will lead on the development of new approaches and interventions that supports the prevention and reduction of violence in order to collect and share evidence-based practice and remain at the forefront of best practice.
  • Promote an approach to violence prevention and reduction which is grounded in stakeholder engagement and involvement, and which improves the health and wellbeing of our workforce.
NHS England and Improvement values contributions from diverse backgrounds and would welcome applications from under-represented groups.

NHS England and NHS Improvement operate a flexible working policy, the operational base and region are negotiable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anthony Jackson

Health & Wellbeing Safety Lead (Violence Prevention & Reduction)

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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