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Senior Improvement Manager

Posted: 5 Oct 2020 Closes: 3 Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_rhSIYOFaNuIw

Senior Improvement Manager

Job Reference: 990-2-EI2641-CE-B

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.

Senior Improvement Manager - Patient Safety

NHS England and NHS Improvement lead the National Health Service in England. We oversee foundation trusts, NHS Trusts and independent providers, offering support to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together to act as a single organisation so collectively we can add greater value to the NHS. It represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams.

The National Patient Safety Team is looking to appoint an exceptional individual who can demonstrate extensive experience in patient safety improvement and outcomes, ideally at regional and national level. This includes expertise in leading large-scale quality improvement programmes. The post-holder will be able to demonstrate key skills in quality improvement science, improvement programme design, planning and delivery oversight, and the ability to engage and connect with stakeholders across systems, including patient groups

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic patient safety improvement team that is responsible for the design, oversight and delivery of national programmes as outlined in the NHS strategy for patient safety.

The successful applicant will support the development of the national patient safety improvement strategy.

Based on a strong understanding of quality improvement science, patient safety in healthcare systems, and national programme management knowledge expertise, the post holder will have a lead national role in quality and safety improvement and will be required to work with a broad range of stakeholders across the system to support appropriate and aligned improvement strategies, including the national scale up of evidence-based interventions.

There will be frequent travel across England with the need for overnight stays (where relevant), some of which maybe consecutive.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHeather PritchardJob titleSenior Programmes LeadEmail addressheather.pritchard1@nhs.net

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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