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 Programme Manager

Salary/ Band: 8a

Closing Date: 31/07/2019

Interview Date: Friday 9th August and Monday 12th August 2019

NHS Agenda for Change Band 8a 12-month secondment ONLY, or;

Fixed-term appointment for time-limited assignment of 12-months on KSS AHSN terms and conditions.   Remuneration package circa £50,000 inclusive of an 11% 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.

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.

The focus of this particular role is within our 'Technology Navigation' workstreams.   Due to the local needs and portfolio intended for this role, the post holder will spend a significant amount of time working within Surrey and will be required to travel in and around their allocated STP/ICS geography, on a frequent basis.

The post holder will be supporting local clinical teams and driving the spread and adoption of new technology within providers, as well as supporting articulation of need activity.  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.

A background of clinical experience or regular interaction with clinicians is highly desirable for this particular role, due to the specific focus on clinical innovations and clinical engagement. 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.

A supporting Job Description and person specification can be found HERE.  It is strongly advised that you review this before making an application, to confirm suitability.

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


Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be advised by:  Monday 5th August 2019

Interviews are anticipated to be held: Friday 9th August and Monday 12th August 2019

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