Transformation Manager

Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£60,983 to £70,536 a year inc fringe HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Job summary

The Transformation Manager is responsible for supporting Mindworks Children and Young people service transform care through identifying new service developments and opportunities, leading competitive processes and internal business cases, building and forming partnerships, improving current service provision and developing innovative approaches to service delivery.

This is a great opportunity for someone who hasan extensive understanding of transformation and delivery of strategic programmes and projects developed either within the NHS, elsewhere in the Public Sector or from the Commerical sector, including consulting. This role requires an individual with the ability to manage integrated programmes of work, working closely with Divisional, Clinical and Operational leads in transforming care. You will need to deliver work at pace, be prepared to work to challenging deadlines and be able to prioritise well, juggling multiple competing priorities at any given time.

The postholder will need to have experience and understanding of working as a Senior Strategy or Clinical/Programme Manager in the health and/or social care field, with strong communications skills, excellent bid writing and business case skills, analytical capabilities, planning and programme management skills to successfully lead on projects from concept through to implementation. Experience of clinical/service modelling and re-design would be desirable.

Main duties of the job

This role is responsible for programme managing large scale transformation projects from concept through to mobilisation working with colleagues at all levels, facilitating collaboration, including senior clinicians, executive leads, teams and service users. The post holder will support Division leads to develop new clinical models of care, look at service improvement and improved ways of working to better meet service user needs.

The role will include building a network of stakeholders across health and social care keeping up to date with innovation and best practice and leading on specific mental health Integrated Care System initiatives and priorities.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Working from home contracts do not attract high cost area payments.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Business Development:
  • Lead on funding opportunities and other competitive processes to bring new funding into the service for new developments and transformations
  • Develop with Service Divisions solutions and models to transform services and be able to present them in a way that commissioners and other stakeholders can understand
  • Develop a network of stakeholders to support innovation and identify potential strategic partners to collaborate with
  • Undertake market analysis to generate market insights and evidence to inform options development and analysis as well as interpreting national guidance into local plans and propositions
  • Lead on selected financial and other economic and commercial evaluations, in conjunction with finance, legal and procurement teams
  • Support promotional work, in conjunction with comms. and marketing team to showcase good practice and raise SABPs profile at a national and international level
  • Line management responsibility for mobilisation and change officers as well as ad hoc contractors for specific programmes of work
  • Budgetary responsibility for specific programmes of work

Service Transformation:
  • Work with managers, clinicians and other stakeholders to enable whole system and cross divisional approach to sharing, influencing and implementing new processes
  • Leads on expert analysis of performance/service design to help improve and shape services
  • Support Division leads identify options and needs for business cases and support divisions develop long-term strategic plans for improvement as well as actively contribute to the Trusts Annual Planning process
  • Develop models of care in conjunction with clinical leads
  • Develop and formulate business cases to a high standard, consistent with public sector requirements and the NHS
  • Help build demand and capacity and related modelling and or/projection to support business cases
  • Present highly complex ideas in ways that facilitate senior buy-in
  • Ability to make clear recommendations in complex scenarios, backed by credible recommendations

Programme Management
  • To lead on the development of programme and project plans for transformation initiatives
  • Lead large scale workshops and meetings, across stakeholder groups(internal and external) and shape the direction of projects
  • Establish and oversee effective governance arrangements, relevant to project scope and size
  • Work on tight timescales and lead a portfolio of projects concurrently and contribute a sense of pace, urgency and challenge to meet objectives
  • Deliver concise, structure briefings for senior stakeholders
  • Manage team and wider stakeholders to deliver against agree objectives

Person Specification



  • Relevant masters/degree level qualification or equivalent clinical/professional/management experience
  • Formal project/programme management qualification or equivalent experience in programme delivery



  • Minimum of 5-8 years recent experience at a strategic level.
  • Experience of leading bid management/ business cases
  • Extensive programme management experience
  • Experience of business development
  • Evidence of the ability of bid writing skills and business cases with experience of developing successful propositions


  • Service re-design/transformation/service improvement experience

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

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Third Floor, Leatherhead House

Station Road



KT22 7ET

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