Senior Programme Officer

As a Senior Programme Officer, you will support the promotion of the NHS as an employer of excellence.
  • Leeds with agile working

  • Permanent, Full time

  • £27,045 - £29,170

About the role

As a Senior Programme Officer, you will:

  • creating overall project plans and providing support to the team to ensure effective delivery of programmes.
  • working with NHS trusts and external organisations to source and write up case studies and engage with expert contributors.
  • coordinating meetings, including preparing agendas, drafting meeting papers and minute taking.
  • ensuring effective and timely communications about latest developments in the current work areas, for example new immigration legislation.

About you

We would love to hear from you if you have:

About us

The NHS Confederation is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for our staff. A place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies including family friendly policies and flexible working and we have range of channels to support staff from different backgrounds including our staff networks and a staff forum.

The NHS Confederation is committed to being a flexible employer. We understand the value and benefit to our employees being able to work flexibly and our agile working principles are designed to empower our people to work with optimal flexibility and minimal constraints to support a work life balance and take care of employee health and wellbeing.

You will receive an excellent benefits package, including 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice schemes and travel season ticket loans.

  • Programme management and support

    • creating overall project plans and providing support to the team to ensure effective delivery of programmes.
    • project managing allocated work streams in a way that supports and enables delivery.
    • coordinating meetings, including preparing agendas, drafting meeting papers and minute taking. Ensuring all meetings run smoothly and actions are followed up accordingly, completing delegated projects as required.
    • completing any actions following meetings (including research, writing papers, contacting senior stakeholders).
    • ensuring effective and timely communications about latest developments in the current work areas, for example new immigration legislation.
    • providing signposting to relevant information and advice on all programme issues in response to requests from the NHS, ensuring excellent customer service.

     

    Stakeholder management

    • working with NHS trusts and external organisations to source and write up case studies and engage with expert contributors.
    • building effective relationships with both NHS organisations and external stakeholders such as regulators, NHS England and Improvement and bodies such as Health Careers who are part of Health Education England.
    • acting as moderator for relevant networks, online forums, contributing to discussion threads and topics for consultation and feedback.   
    • working in partnership with other teams across NHS Employers as workload demands and priorities dictate.

     

    Writing and content creation

    • researching potential topic areas, drafting key documentation, guidance, briefings and presentations.
    • maintaining, preparing and developing web-based materials.
    • providing accurate information on good practice in the programmes supported and provide that information in a suitable format for our audience.

     

    ​​​​​​​Promoting values

    • actively fosters an inclusive culture within the team, and actively acts as a role model.
    • policies, procedures and good practice both with NHS Employers and through the wider influence.
    • constructively challenges and accepts constructive challenge from others.

     

    ​​​​​​​Management Responsibility

    You may be responsible for the effective line management of Apprentices including recruitment, performance management and employee development in line with the organisations Human Resources policies and procedures.

     

  • Personal qualities

    1. Champions equality, diversity and inclusion, and fosters an inclusive culture
    2. Demonstrates alignment with the values of NHS Employers – Respect, Bold, Leading, Assured and Expert
    3. Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative with drive and energy
    4. Constructively challenges and accepts constructive challenge from others
    5. Has a can-do and problem-solving attitude
    6. Excellent team player

     

    Knowledge and experience

    1. Accuracy and good attention to detail when presenting information (both written and verbally)
    2. Confident at researching, analysing and summarising complex information in a clear and sufficient way
    3. Ability to work independently
    4. Proactive in driving forward initiatives or key pieces of work
    5. A confident social media user 
    6. An understanding of the key workforce and supply issues facing NHS trusts
    7. Experience of leading or facilitating workshops/meetings and engaging the audience
    8. Competent in MS Office (particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel)

     

    Skills

    1. Excellent problem-solving skills
    2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    3. Ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues and external bodies 
    4. Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
    5. Ability to think outside the box and develop creative solutions for complex problems
    1. Experience of working in a HR, Learning and Development or NHS environment
    2. Experience or knowledge of immigration or overseas recruitment issues
    3. Experience or knowledge of performance management
    4. Line management experience
    5. Project/Programme management skills

To Apply

Please complete the application form. Please note we do not accept CVs. If you require the application form in another format please contact askhr@nhsconfed.org.

Completed application forms should be emailed to jobapplications@nhsconfed.org.

For an informal discussion about the post and the NHS Confederation before applying please contact Victoria Hage

Application deadline: 11th October 2021 (23:59)

Interview date: w/c 25th October 2021

All applications must be received by 11.59pm on the day of the closing date unless specified. If your application is late, for whatever reason, there is no guarantee that we will be able to consider it.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each applicant in person. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within three week of the closing date, your application has not been successful.