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Retention Manager

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
York, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_9MpHyE25mva4

Retention Manager

Job Reference: 990-1-EI2908-SE-A

Employer: Location: York House, Horley 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.

Looking After Our People - Regional Retention Manager

There has never been a more thrilling time to join NHS England and Improvement and be based in the South East region. The newly published NHS People Plan sets out ambitious transformational plans to improve workforce experiences for all 1.3M people working in the NHS. You will be aware that our people experience constant pressures at work, and these have been especially challenging during COVID-19. If we are to keep our talented people, we know from evidence that our collaborative efforts need to focus on interventions that will improve their workplace experience. These include health and wellbeing, flexible and predictable working, learning & development and ensuring environments are truly inclusive and compassionate. As part of this high-profile national programme you will be instrumental in supporting delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan to ensure there are 50,000 more nurses in the NHS in England by September 2025.

We are looking for an experienced manager who can passionately and confidently use their fantastic communication skills to engage and collaborate with senior workforce colleagues. Equality and inclusion underpin all the work that we do, therefore applicants will need to demonstrate their contribution. You will be authentic in your intent to model the People Plan values, demonstrating your leadership experience and ability to manage complex projects, operating at a fast pace within tight timeframes.

If you are living in the region, we would love you to join us as soon as possible and we look forward to offering you a wide variety of flexible working options, mentorship and support as well as enhancing your career development options. Our flexibility extends to your preferred work base within the region. We will welcome informal discussions if you are shortlisted. Applicants will be required to start this role 1st January 2021 at the latest.

Please previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Helen Tsao

Job title: Retention Lead

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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