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Band 8a - Elective Care Improvement Programme Manager, Corporate

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£52,963 to £59,360 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an exceptional programme manager to work with us on delivery of our ambitious patient flow improvement plans. This is a varied role, combining high levels of engagement with clinicians, information and operational teams and senior leaders at the Trust.

The successful applicant should have a proven track record of programme management and delivery, taking a pro-active approach to manage the best outcomes for our patients. They will have experience of working in a programme/project environment and be able to demonstrate leadership and innovation in their approach to delivery. A working knowledge of NHS services combined with a creative and adaptable mindset will be key to success along with excellent organisational skills and the ability to engage and motivate others to ensure deadlines and targets are met.

This is a full time post but flexible working can be considered for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the development, implementation and delivery of our elective recovery plan and a range of other improvement and transformation initiatives in line with national planning priorities.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

They will ensure rigorous project governance and documentation management across the elective programme, developing, facilitating and monitoring a broad and complex portfolio of projects.

The post holder will establish effective progress, monitoring and control processes to facilitate delivery within agreed timescales, establishing a framework of regular evaluation to ensure full oversight.

They will support and develop the identification of clear goals, objectives and measures for the programme and will be responsible for resolving any issues preventing progress.

They will build close relationships with key stakeholders, working across divisional boundaries to drive projects forward, using effective communication and engagement strategies to ensure success.

The postholder will use complex data sets to assess performance and to assist in the delivery of the programme, providing highlight reports as required.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the JD/ Person Specification


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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