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People Promise Manager (Band 8a)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Making Airedale a fantastic place to work and retaining our people is at the heart of our People Strategy. We are delighted to become a People Promise Exemplar site, and this role of People Promise Manager will be key in progressing our retention initiatives even further and supporting the overall aim of making the NHS the best place to work.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and compassionate, with the drive to make changes and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation and ICS and with other designated People Promise Managers.

As a People Promise Manager, you will be responsible for co-ordinating and embedding all elements of the NHS People Promise within the organisation. We know that it's the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff which makes a difference for our patients so, if you want to help make our organisation an even better place to work, we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

  • Develop a robust project plan to ensure the co-ordination and embedding all aspects of the NHS People Promise into the organisation by working closely with colleagues to identify all NHS People Promise activity and interventions already taking place.
  • Work closely with colleagues within the organisation, ICS and regionally to identify suitable actions and interventions to fill any gaps in delivery of People Promise areas.
  • Develop and monitor progress towards robust metrics (qualitative and quantitative) to ensure delivery of all aspects of NHS People Promise interventions.
  • Report on progress towards the identified project plan and metrics to the ICS Retention Lead and Regional Retention Manager
  • Collaborate with colleagues in relevant organisations, across the ICS, regionally and nationally to ensure feedback, insight and evidence gained is used to improve staff experience, retention of all staff and embedding of all elements of the NHS People Promise.
  • Work closely with other designated People Promise Managers to share learning and assist each postholder where possible to embed all aspects of the NHS People Promise into their organisations.
  • Using every opportunity available to promote and champion how the organisation will approach and embed NHS People Promise interventions to retain the workforce.
  • Share learning from others where retention has improved for all staff groups both across organisations within the ICS as well as across the region as appropriate.

About us

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning NHS hospital and community services trust providing high quality, personalised, acute, elective, specialist, and community care for a population of over 200,000 people from a widespread area covering 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire. Our catchment population stretches as far as the Yorkshire Dales and the National Park in North Yorkshire, reaching areas of North Bradford and Guiseley in West Yorkshire and extending into Colne and Pendle in the East of Lancashire.

These are exciting times for Airedale. We have the once-in-a-career opportunity to be involved in the planning and building of a completely new hospital here on our Steeton site by 2030. By joining us now you'll be a key part of our journey over the next few years, with the chance to input into a state-of-the-art, modern healthcare facility that will deliver care to our communities for decades to come. We are also on the journey to a new electronic patient record, part of our wider ambition for our digital future - a future that builds on our significant telemedicine and digital care success.

Ultimately, what makes Airedale special is our people. Not just our staff, but our volunteers, patients, visitors, and wider population who make up the Airedale family. This is a Trust that sits at the heart of our community, and our communities are very proud of their Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Educated to master's level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.



  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent.
  • Have an understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement.
  • Have an appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health and individual provider and commissioning organisations.
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team/virtual team and reviewing performance of the individuals.



  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive, or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups.
  • Ability to negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change.
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options.
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action, working to tight and often changing timescales.
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others.
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies

Values & Behaviours


  • Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public.
  • Ability to operate in a value-driven style consistent with the values of the public services and specifically with the new organisational values.
  • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects, and learns from the contribution of others.
  • Values diversity and difference operates with integrity and openness.
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do, look for successful tried and tested ways of working, and also seeks out innovation.

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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