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Head of Programmes - Hive Clinical Applications

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Head of Programmes for Hive Clinical Applications, you'll lead the teams responsible for the Admin, Outpatients and Specialty workstreams in the Hive EPR team. You'll be a key enabler in supporting work across transformation and supporting MFT's key priorities of improving productivity.This is a wide-ranging, key strategic role that draws on project management skills, collaboration, stakeholder management and clinical knowledge. As you coordinate your own workstreams, you'll collaborate with other workstream leads to make sure we're implementing our software consistently and effectively.You'll also be an ambassador for the Hive project and a key driver of our digital strategy. It's a chance to take on considerable responsibility in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and contribute towards guidance and standards across the Hive team.

Interview date: Monday 11th December

Main duties of the job

Be the link between leading-edge medical software and an outstanding NHS Trust.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), is the largest acute Trust in the UK, with over 28,000 staff that care for over million patients a year. We've gone live with an unprecedented clinical transformation programme that is revolutionising the way we work. The Hive System (powered by Epic) is now the digital solution for all 10 Hospitals across MFT. Enabling a single patient record across our Trust. Now that we are live the role is about stablising and running the system, overseeing developments upgrades and planning sprints, whilst working with the Trust to optimise the system use for with the Outpatient Services.

Required skills and experienceWe're looking for candidates with clinical or operational experience in the NHS. You'll be a talented communicator and an exceptional project manager who can confidently oversee complex initiatives.

You should also have experience in analysing business and technical requirements or even training in Epic software. Strong leadership skills, IT literacy and a keen sense of strategy are also essential.

You'll also need a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. A relevant postgraduate qualification is preferred, but not essential.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Masters degree or equivalent job related experience/graduate calibre


  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualification



  • oAble to lead improvement processes in order to facilitate staff in identifying and removing waste or non-value adding activities from their activities.



  • oSuccess in achieving substantial organisational change and implementing highly complex projects
  • oSubstantial project management experience, including project team selection, management and motivation
  • oExperience of collaborative/partnership working within and across organisations


  • oManagement experience of operational or clinical teams

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Oxford Road Campus

Oxford Road



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