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Programme Manager

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom £45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Permanent & Full-time NHS_XpkxzzkVdN9c

Programme Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3355-CE

Employer: Location: Skipton House or Quarry House, London or Leeds Salary: £45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

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.

The NHS is leading the way in cancer care by recognising that living a good quality of life is as important to people as survival. Receiving care that is tailored to a person's needs can have a significant impact on their experience and quality of life. NHS England and NHS Improvement are achieving this ambition by supporting the Cancer Alliances to ensure that every person receives personalised care and support from cancer diagnosis onwards. There are three key areas of this work: providing personalised care and support interventions; providing personalised stratified follow up care, and measuring quality of life.

The Cancer Programme Team takes its responsibility to promote equality and diversity seriously. We respect colleagues from different backgrounds and embrace different cultural preferences in everything we do.

We are looking for a Digital Manager to join our team on a permanent, part time basis (18.75 hours per week).

Are you the right person for the job?

The Digital Manager, Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC), will work as part of a dynamic team to deliver cancer service transformation in line with the national Long Term Plan (LTP) objectives. The post holder will provide advice and support on digital enablers for LWBC transformation projects and will lead projects to improve digital capabilities, aligning with local and national digital initiatives in cancer and non-cancer. This will involve working closely with NHSX, NHS Digital, Regional teams, Cancer Alliances, system suppliers and other stakeholder organisations.

Key responsibilities are:

• Ensure digital enablers for LWBC objectives in the LTP are identified and prioritised.

• Work closely with the Cancer Alliances to map and monitor their digital activity for LWBC

• Establish the digital capability required to ensure successful implementation of priority national projects

• Maximise opportunities for LWBC from, and ensure alignment with, national digital ambitions and programmes, working closely where required with key stakeholders.

Candidates will bring the following expertise:

• Experience of delivering complex digital projects and change management.

• An understanding of digital issues pertaining to Living With and Beyond Cancer in the NHS, including digital enablement of: personalised care; self-management; patient tracking/monitoring; communication, and data capture.

• Ability to work effectively with a very wide range of stakeholders.

Please note that the Cancer Programme is also currently advertising another part-time Band 8a role.

Interviews taking place w/c 9th November 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lesley Smith

Living With and Beyond Cancer Senior Programme Manager

07702 410528

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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