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 Programme Manager

Salary/ Band:

Closing Date: 22/01/2019

Interview Date: Mon 4th February 2019 and Tues 5th February 2019

NHS Agenda for Change Band 8a 12-month secondment, or;
Fixed-term appointment for time-limited assignment of 12-months on KSS AHSN terms and conditions.   Remuneration package between £46,100 - £55,300 inclusive of a 12% plussage, in lieu of public-sector pension or;
Consideration will also be given to applications made on a contract for services basis.
Full-time basis (37.5 hours per week)
Based at Wentworth House, Crawley Hospital, West Sussex.

AHSNs connect the NHS with academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, being catalysts that create the right conditions to facilitate change across whole health and social care economies, with a clear focus on improving outcomes for patients.

Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN's priorities are to deliver the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) through working with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) to implement their plans.  We are uniquely placed to identify and accelerate the spread and adoption of proven, beneficial and affordable innovations and support STPs in their improvement and transformation ambitions, maintaining the vitality and independence of older people for longer, as well as building safer systems of care for patients.

The key AHSN Clinical work-streams include (but are not limited to); Respiratory, Cardiovascular and End of Life care.  Our cross work-stream enabling activities for our Innovation agenda include; Bridging the Gap market access services and NHS Innovation Accelerator / Innovation and Technology Tariff/Payment /Regional Digital Accelerator support and AI innovation support.  For our Improvement Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) agenda our cross work-stream enabling activities include; Deteriorating Patient, Maternal and Neonatal and Medicines optimisation.

We deliver through a network of organisations and established clinical communities. We regard STPs and their localities as customers and are devolving more project management, strategy and oversight resources to STPs and offering support for innovation horizon scanning and measurement and evaluation.

As a key member of the AHSN team, you will be responsible for managing a number of projects and programmes on behalf of the AHSN.

You will create and exploit links between clinical teams, industry and academia wherever it supports delivery of project and programme goals, as well as horizon scan for examples of innovation within the project areas that can be spread and adopted.   You will also make a contribution to sales/growth and the opportunity pipeline through projects and programmes to generate income for the AHSN and support long-term sustainability.

Significant recent management experience in the NHS, or other large organisation in a relevant sector, is essential as well as a proven track record of managing large scale projects, or programmes, in the public sector.  You will also be able to provide evidence of effective partnership working and stakeholder management. 

Experience in managing resources to support the delivery of projects and programmes on time, to budget and to deliver high quality outcomes is required, including some experience of financial and performance management. 

You should be self-reliant, enthusiastic, flexible and have highly developed communication skills. You should also be able to influence and persuade on highly complex matters and in difficult situations, with a flair for adapting tone and message for different audiences.

More details can be found in the supporting job description and person specification.  It is strongly advised that you review this before making an application, to confirm suitability.

In return, KSS AHSN offer flexible working, an attractive salary and generous annual leave. Further information can be found in the Key Terms and Conditions.

To apply, please forward your CV (which should be no more than two pages in length), along with a one-page covering letter to Adrian Calder, Interim Corporate Manager at:


  • Closing date: Tues 22nd January 2019
  • Shortlisted applicants will be advised by:  Mon 28th January 2019
  • Interviews are anticipated to be held on: Mon 4th February 2019 and Tues 5th February 2019

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