Senior Programme Manager

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Job title: Senior Programme Manager
Hours: Full-time (flexible working will be considered)
Role: Permanent
Location: Based in London with frequent national travel
Salary: £48,270 (plus £4,000 London weighting if based in London)

Who we are

The NHS Confederation is the membership body that brings together and speaks on behalf of all organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services. Our members are drawn from every part of the health and care system and we represent over 450 organisations across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Our work is focused on supporting our members to keep the population as healthy as possible and to provide the best possible care and treatment. We do this by providing practical support on the areas that matter most to our members; by influencing nationally and locally on behalf of our members and their local partners; by representing our members’ views at the highest levels and by speaking out on behalf of the whole health and care system on the issues that matter.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior programme manager to help manage the work programme of the NHS Confederation’s new Regional Engagement Team in England. The team is recently formed and developing a work programme to support the development of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems. This includes work to develop peer networks for system leaders, support to strengthen partnership working and projects to influence thinking on key issues for local systems.

The Senior Programme Manager will report to the Director of Membership and Policy. They will be responsible for building effective relationships with members, senior system leaders and key regional and national stakeholders to help shape the ongoing development of the work programme, overseeing the design and implementation of specific projects and programmes of work in response and tracking and evaluating delivery.

We are looking for someone who has:
• Ability to influence at senior levels
• Proven track record in project management
• Excellent leadership and team development skills
• A track record of effective engagement management
• An ability to facilitate and deliver engagement activities with NHS organisations and their partners
• A good understanding of the current policy issues within health and social care

How to apply

To apply for this role please read the attached job description, complete the application form and send to Your covering note must outline how you feel you are suited to the role and how you meet the person specification.

Closing date: Monday 31st December 2018
Interviews are to be held week commencing 7th January 2019 in central London

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