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Assistant Programme Manager

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Programme Manager.

The post holder will assist the Programme Manager in managing the day-to-day operations of the Programme. They will assist in ensuring the effective delivery of services to patients in accordance with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints. The post holder will be expected to support the Programme Manager in the delivery of Trust objectives and ensuring national targets are achieved.

The post holder will have proven experience of managing a variety of staff. will be able to work well as part of a team and using their own initiative and be able to to network and build working relationships within and outside of the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Clinical Lead and Programme Manager with the development and delivery of the Strategic Plan and ensure service changes meet internal and external expectations and standards.

The post holder will need to understand the business requirements and implement plans for service improvement using modernisation techniques and involve patients to ensure changes to services meet patient expectations as well as ensuring the required capacity to meet key clinical performance targets.

To deputise for the Programme Manager as required.

The Programme provides screening for a diabetic population across West Sussex in excess of 35,000 people with diabetes.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First.Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need itbecausewe know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

All our efforts to do this put the interests of our patients first and foremost, and are underpinned by our values:
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Inclusion

These values were selected by our staff, patients and public when we were talking about the merger and the sort of organisation we want University Hospitals Sussex to be.

Our mission and values are extremely important to us and we expect everyone who works at University Hospitals Sussex in any capacity to share and uphold them.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Evidence of continuing education and development
  • RSA3/NVQ3 or equivalent keyboard skills
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Demonstrates a high level of numerical and data analytical skills, including spreadsheets and databases.
  • Operational experience in an NHS setting
  • Able to manage and resolve conflict


  • BARS Admin Certificate
  • City & Guilds or equivalent in Diabetic Eye Screening
  • CAVA Qualification
  • Operational experience in a national screening programme, diabetes, or ophthalmology services



  • Knowledge of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and to develop and workable solutions to address them. Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources.
  • Well-developed leadership and influencing skills with the ability to enthuse, motivate and involved individuals and teams, and have them under the Trust's and Programme performance expectations.
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create conditions for successful partnership working.
  • Demonstrates achievements in managing changes.
  • Experience of participating in clinical governance initiatives
  • Excellent IT skills, demonstrating proficiency in use of MS packages (able to design complex spreadsheets and databases) and high level of understanding IT issues.
  • Able to impart complex information to large and small audiences.
  • Networking skills and ability to build working relationships within and out with the Trust.
  • Able to give presentations in a learning environment to large and small audiences.

People Management and Development


  • Able to deal with emotional issues such as staff discipline or grievance.
  • Demonstrable management experience with significant experience managing a variety of staff groups.
  • Experience of managing sickness absence, disciplinary and capability issues.

Specific Requirements


  • Knowledge of Data Protection/Caldicott Guardian
  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook/Diary Management
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends to assist with capacity and demand

Freedom to Act


  • Have leadership qualities and demonstrate ability to use own initiative.
  • Able to work autonomously and make decisions but know when to escalate.
  • Responsible for adhering to standard procedures within own area.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road


BN11 2DH

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