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Acute Provider Collaborative Programme Manager

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 Per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated and hardworking Operational or Programme Manager?

Are you already enjoying working on projects across organisational boundaries, or do you think this might be the right next step for you?

Do you feel this is an exciting time in health and social care and do you want to help shape the future way of working across both acute trusts and BNSSG?

If the answer to the above is YES then I'm delighted to make you aware of an exciting Programme Manager post available on a fixed term or secondment basis, so why not come join our team?

This role is hosted by UHBW as part of the Acute Provider Collaborative but will work across NBT, UHBW and the wider system.

As a Programme Manager in the Acute Provider Collaborative, this role will be responsible for the delivery of clinical and corporate programmes of work between NBT and UHBW.

As well as supporting multiple programmes of improvement work, there will be plenty of scope to ensure your personal development needs are met.

Interviews to take place on Monday 11th / Tuesday 12th December.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of a programme of work designed to support the APC and BNSSG Integrated Care System Approach. This role will manage a programme of complex projects to deliver service change through collaboration and partnership.

The focus will be on the design and implementation of clinical and corporate programmes of work designed to provide improvements in health and quality of care focussed on individual needs.

The work will be co-ordinated using a shared framework for project and programme management that will be developed collaboratively with partner organisations to deliver strategic priorities.

The role demands experience of large scale change programmes, working with senior practitioners and managers, to deliver extensive system change across the Acute Providers and wider BNSSG ICS footprint. As well as demonstrating technical programme management and improvement skills, the individual will be expected to offer innovation and creativity to the projects to fully support the project and programme outcomes.

The role must provide expertise and leadership to manage effective working relationships in the team, and be active in motivating and inspiring staff to produce their deliverables to the required standard and within budget.

The programme manager will need to be politically astute and strategically aware to successfully oversee service reconfiguration and redesign.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

The APC is one of three Provider Collaboratives in BNSSG ICB. Hosted by UHBW but working across NBT, UHBW as well as the wider system.

The Acute Provider Collaborative purpose is to use our collective experiences, expertise, and resources, we will work together to ensure that we provide the best care for patients, support and development for our staff and that we are active partners to the wider community.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Educated to Masters degree level or evidence of equivalent professional qualification/or experiential learning
  • Programme and project management training (preferably MSP/PRINCE) or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuous personal/professional development.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive experience managing programmes, preferably within the NHS
  • Evidence of leading challenging change projects within a complex environment
  • Experience managing and resolving conflict during times of significant change.
  • Demonstrable involvement supporting service redesign projects that delivered quantifiable improvement.
  • Experience of setting up and implementing internal processes and procedures.
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team.
  • Experience of analysing very complex issues from multiple data sources where evidence can often conflict.
  • Benefits Realisation experience
  • Knowledge of health policy and key improvement initiatives to support the strategic priorities that inform the development of the local Sustainability and Transformation Partnership


  • Experience of working in a mixed economy of partners from a public or private sector context

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly effective communication skills to develop and deliver performance improvement plans with key stakeholders
  • Strong leadership qualities with the capability to lead by example and inspire others
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to think strategically and to analyse complex issues/data to formulate conclusions
  • Capability to manage own workload and make informed decisions in the absence of required information, whilst working to tight and often changing timescales.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the BNSSG STP to implement a programme of system wide change
  • Presentation, facilitation using service improvement tools

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Trust Headquaters,

Marlborough Street,



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