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4081 - Acute Paediatrics Programme Manager

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Subject to Job Evaluation Outcome
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Acute Federation (SYBAF) as the Acute Paediatrics Senior Programme Manager. The SYBAF is a provider collaborative which brings together five hospital trusts to work at scale to benefit the population of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Acute Federation has been selected to be one of nine national provider collaborative innovators. The programme will accelerate the design and implementation of the South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw collaborative model for acute paediatric services. The programme aims to develop a South Yorkshire integrated acute paediatric service to:

create equity for children and young people in South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw

provide joined up services and their families

meet the needs of children evidenced by outcome measures

create a more resilient and sustainable workforce and

reduce the impact of ill-health on childrens learning and future outcomes.

The Acute Paediatric Innovator Programme Manager will lead the planning and implementation of the SYBAF Acute Paediatric Innovator Programme working as part of the Acute Federation team. This will include helping to develop a model that enables a collaborative and partnership approach across the integrated care system and engagement with key stakeholders such as primary care, mental health and education

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will bring experience of managing transformation progarmmes and projects in a healthcare setting. They will be passionate about providing high quality care and addressing health inequalities for children and young people.

The post holder willWork with clinical and operational colleagues to identify benefits and develop and track implementation plans and progress,Establish and run effective programme management systems for delivering the programme deliverables and benefits to time, budget and quality standards, Analyse and interpret hospital performance and quality data, policies and guidelines,Represent SYB and the AF at senior meetings as required,Ensure the acute paediatric programme ambitions are underpinned by the delivery of short, medium- and long-term planning activities with associated delivery objectives managed through a dynamic work programme,Identity and manage risks to delivery and help to set up and support the programme board,Engage with internal, local, regional and national stakeholders on the delivery of the programme and be adept at convening colleagues from multiple organisations and enabling effective multi-disciplinary and cross-system working andWork with communications and engagement leads across the SYBAF to develop and promote internal and external communications around the programme.

About us

The South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Acute Federation is a provider collaborative made up of the five acute NHS Trusts in South Yorkshire:

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

These Trusts deliver a wide variety of acute and community services across South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw serving 1.5 million citizens.

The purpose of the Acute Federation is to use collective expertise and resources to ensure the people of South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw have prompt access to excellent healthcare through:

Working together to drive the quality of care to be amongst the best in the country

Taking a proactive approach to reduce health inequalities for the populations we serve

Collaboratively developing our colleagues and teams so that we have happy staff

Being a great partner to the rest of the health and care system in SYB

Supporting each other to achieve all the NHS waiting time standards for local people

Seeking innovative ways to more effectively use the NHS pound so there is enough resource for the whole system

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Substantial experience of working in, or with the NHS, facilitating change to improve care or health outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience of leading and project managing projects / programmes in complex and challenging environments.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and effective multi-disciplinary and partnership working, influencing and motivating peers and senior stakeholders, including clinicians
  • Experience of assessing the evidence base and using a range of tools to assess and respond to the health needs of service users to inform programme / service development.
  • Experience of developing strategies and implementing policy to facilitate and achieve change in health care practice
  • Proven change management skills
  • Experience of undertaking evaluations
  • Experience of managing and mitigating risks.


  • Experience of monitoring budgets and business planning processes
  • Experience of staff management and / or managing a team without direct line management.



  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level.
  • Project and programme management methodology qualifications
  • Evidence of commitment to continued professional development


  • Postgraduate qualification at Masters level or equivalent in a relevant subject or significant experience of working at a similar level

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

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Oak House Moorhead Way



South Yorkshire

S66 1YY

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