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Strategic Planning Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Planning Manager. The role is a key strategic role based in the Trust's Planning and Partnerships Team. The post holder will work closely with a broad range of stakeholders, including clinical and corporate services to ensure that the Trust's Strategy is developed and monitored effectively, and that clinical service plans and reviews are undertaken which align to the Trust Strategy and the Trust's operational plans. The post holder will also play a key role in developing and improving the Trust's strategic planning capability and processes.

Main duties of the job

As a Strategic Planning Manager you will -

Strategy Development
  • Periodically refresh & update the Trust's 5-year Strategy
  • Develop a strategic governance framework
  • Lead the process for monitoring of enabling strategy milestones
  • Communicate with & influence a wide range of colleagues to update the Trust Strategy & maintain a communications plan
  • Work closely with the Head of Strategic Planning to develop & co-ordinate an annual business development plan for the Trust

Strategic Service Reviews
  • Lead the delivery of complex clinical service reviews
  • Manage the service review pipeline, including planning & delivery of the reviews & managing delivery expectations
  • Maintain & continuously improve the service review framework
  • To work with other members of the Strategic Planning Team to ensure that there is good inter-connectedness between the Trust Strategy, clinical service planning & annual planning

People and Relationship Management
  • Influence & negotiate with other senior managers & colleagues in clinical & corporate services to shape clinical service reviews
  • Secure resources to support delivery of service reviews & manage resources either directly or indirectly to deliver
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders including partners in the Integrated Care System to ensure the Trust's Strategy is aligned to the Integrated Care System Strategy
  • Deputise for the Head of Strategic Planning to support & line manage colleagues & attend internal & external meetings as & when required

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information around the job, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience.


  • Project/Programme management qualifications (e.g., PRINCE2, MSP or similar)



  • Computer literacy and able to use relevant IT systems.



  • A good understanding/awareness of NHS context, challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of strategy development approaches in the health and/or social care sector
  • A sound understanding of change management models and service transformation
  • Knowledge of benchmarking data analysis tools, techniques and frameworks
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • oAn understanding of the strategic challenges and opportunities facing community and mental health providers.



  • Leading strategy development and implementation in a large, complex organisation
  • Experience of leading complex clinical service reviews independently, working across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Developing relationships and working in partnership with a wide range of teams and autonomously to deliver change initiatives
  • Analysing and interpreting a broad range of qualitative and quantitative data to make informed business decisions
  • Analysing and reporting on current performance and identifying areas for concern


  • Experience of leading strategic change programmes.
  • Experience in establishing new systems and processes



  • Strong negotiating, influencing and resource management (direct or indirect) skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written, able to communicate and present at all levels internally and with external partners and able to facilitate constructive dialogue
  • Excellent relationship management skills - ability to engage at all levels in a collaborative style that promotes effective joint working
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to work at both the strategic level and with operational teams on the detail to support delivery of plans


  • Skills or qualifications in specific BI software tools e.g. Power BI, Tableau

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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