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Programme Manager

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
9 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Programme Manager

37.5 Hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 months

�50,952 - �57,349 per annum

Closing date: 8th March 2024

Interview date: TBC

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic programme manager to join our team. The successful post holder will have a key role in influencing and supporting senior officers, managers and clinical staff across the Trust to lead the delivery of programmes & projects focused on improvement and service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with a small team with a focus on improvement. They will define and be accountable for the delivery of benefits (cash-releasing, non-cash releasing and quality) for their programme. They will establish standards of best practice in project/programme delivery. They will be required to provide assurance that significant projects/programmes are effectively established with clarity in clinical and appropriate professional engagement, governance arrangements, time lines, resource requirements, risks, benefits and outcomes and use of improvement methodology and best practice. The post holder will be responsible for establishing constructive challenge to develop these standards.

They will provide formal project delivery capacity and leadership to specified projects as required, ensuring set up, governance and delivery is achieved.

For a full list of main duties and responsibilities please refer to the attachedJob Description.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to ' excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:

Effective Open Communication

Excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Programme Manager is responsible for the overall development, management and delivery of specific work streams across the range of GEH Operational Planning, Strategy Development, Improvement and Business Development Programmes. This is a wide-ranging programme of work that encompasses clinical services, operational efficiency, care pathway development and linked to the emerging Warwickshire North Care Collaborative and across partner Coventry & Warwickshire ICS organisations.

Reporting to a designated member of the Co-ordination Cell Leadership Team, the post holder will lead on the delivery of a varied and complex portfolio of component projects designed to deliver clear outcomes and financial and quality benefits to tight and defined timescales in accordance with recognised and agreed management principles. In particular that projects and work streams are delivered on time, within budget, to the agreed specification and scope and to the agreed quality standards. This will involve the production of plans and documentation through the project lifecycle, ensuring all identified objectives are met, risks are managed and benefits released from the implementation of new clinical models / pathways and ways of working.

Post holders will be required to work within matrix delivery project teams made up of project staff employed by a range of place partners, deployed to work under the direction of the Co-ordination Cell. The Co-ordination cell has responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery assurance of Place Transformation and Service Improvement alongside delivery of the GEH Improvement Programmes and Directorate Service Development Plans.

Delivery will require the engagement of clinical teams, service managers, senior leaders and individuals from a wide range of partners across all levels of their organisation and will demand significant redesign, service improvement and implementation of best practice and high impact actions and a focus on stream lined efficient processes. There will be a focus on proportional project documentation with a focus on efficient delivery and mobilisation of projects with streamlined governance, whilst assuring appropriate oversight and tracking of delivery and management of risks.

You will lead change management and service improvement, with a focus on operational delivery and PDSA cycles to enable front line teams to understand and diagnose issues to develop effective solutions and champion implementation. You will provide continuity in leadership to support management of change working with clinicians and other relevant professionals across health social care and community and third sector as appropriate to the project. Responsible for building engagement with partner members of the project team and ensuring appropriate stakeholder management within the change projects.

This will involve the production of plans and documentation through the project lifecycle, ensuring all identified objectives are met, risks are managed and benefits released from the implementation of new clinical models / pathways and ways of working.

Person Specification



  • Substantial NHS (or equivalent) experience of facilitating and managing transformation al change within and across healthcare organisations, effectively working in teams at both project management and programme management levels
  • Proven ability to analyse highly complex problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programs in the face of competing demands
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working
  • Demonstrable experience in managing multi- project programmes and managing highly complex environments with multiple outcomes and partners
  • Experience of managing a significant and varied project environment at a senior level.
  • Demonstrable success in leading and delivering change and performance with and through management and clinical teams, by engaging them in the strategic direction and delivery plans, establishing clear work priorities with them, delegating effectively, ensuring a capability to deliver, monitoring performance and giving feedback.
  • Experience of working with and influencing senior management and clinicians.
  • Experience of problem solving and supporting others to develop this skill
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of all areas of staff management including recruitment, retention, performance, organisational change, engagement, disciplinary and grievance
  • Experience of the successful management of change related to the introduction of new ways of working
  • Demonstrable experience in the effective management of staff



  • Master degree level qualification in Management or Health/Social related subject or equivalent knowledge
  • Knowledge of and be able to evidence implementation of Improvement methodologies/techniques such as PRINCE 2, MSP, Quality Improvement, LEAN, Six Sigma, PDSA


  • Formal project management qualification
  • MSP Practitioner/ Prince 2 Practitioner or equivalent experience

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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