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Diagnostic Programme Director

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
York, Scarborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Hull, Harrogate
£99,891 to £114,949 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Job summary

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic team that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

The four acute Trusts in Humber and North Yorkshire have come together to form the Collaboration of Acute Providers (CAP), to work together on transformational change programmes at scale. Our aim is to use our collective expertise and resources across the acute sector to ensure that people who use our services have timely access to the same standard of high-quality acute care wherever they live and are supported to achieve their best health.

The Collaboration of Acute Providers is hosted by York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is an integral part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System. As a system we are embarking on major transformational change across our diagnostic services. As part of a dynamic Programme Team, we are looking for enthusiastic and experienced people to drive our change programme and deliver on our ambitions for our patients.

We are committed to the delivering excellent carefor our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our collective Trust's values

Main duties of the job

As Programme Director of the Humber and North Yorkshire Diagnostic Programme you will manage the day-to-day programme deliverables. The post holder will utilise best practice programme management and implementation methodologies that will govern the delivery of the programme. The post holder will identify and mitigate significant strategic and operational risks to the delivery of the programme and will work proactively and collaboratively with all stakeholders.

The post holder will manage the overall scope, objectives and priorities for the programme dynamically as requirements evolve and manage key interdependencies and manage stakeholder involvement and buy in to the programme and its benefits. The post holder will manage the resolution of any major business risks and issues that may impact the delivery of the programme.

The post holder will ensure that the programme is delivered to a high-quality standard and positively impacts delivery of health care as well as inspiring Acute Trust, CAP and ICS staff, modelling leadership behaviours.

If you are currently employed by the Trust and you wish to apply for this role on a secondment basis, please seek permission from your current line manager before applying for the post.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience
  • An understanding and knowledge of the workings of the NHS, the challenges it faces and of the reform agenda
  • Extensive specialist knowledge of managing/delivering Diagnostic services



  • Experience and expertise of cross agency working across multiple sectors, such as NHS organisations, Local Authorities and third sector
  • Senior experience of applying project and programme management techniques in a large complex environment
  • Experience and expertise of working with clinical networks across large NHS geographies



  • Excellent persuasion, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Able to interpret and communicate highly complex information in a way that others can understand
  • Able to communicate confidently and frequently with credibility within the scope of the role using appropriate tools and language to a varied audience of internal and external stakeholders

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