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Assistant Director - Adding Value Programme

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
GMMH has recently established a Programme Management Office (PMO), led by the Director of Improvement and Transformation. The PMO will support the development of robust programmes across a range of areas, including the Trust's efficiency plans.

The NHS has a major focus on improving financial sustainability, including a need to ensure financial control, whilst balancing multiple complex and competing priorities across clinical demand, operational activity, workforce changes, and constrained funding.

The Assistant Director - Adding Value Programme (AVP) will be a key strategic leadership role within the Trust, focused on delivering finance transformational change and financial assurance activities across GMMH, by engaging with Care Group stakeholders, as well as with the wider partnership organisations across the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System.

Main duties of the job

The key areas of responsibility include:
  • Championing PMO practices to ensure consistency in the development and design of programme governance.
  • Internal leadership to drive the Trust's cost improvement programme, known as the 'Adding Value Programme.'
  • Leadership and delivery of financial transformation and change programmes.
  • External engagement in financial implications of major service change processes and related cost benefit analyses.
  • Leading the development of innovative ways of working to support improving the financial position.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs around7,000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts
  • fuelGenie Fuel Cards (for applicable roles)

Person Specification



  • Degree level education, or equivalent career experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Project Management



  • Demonstrable experience at a senior level in a complex organisation
  • Experience of managing programmes and delivering them within agreed timescales
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement strategy, formulating operational plans including KPIs A successful track record of delivering projects/initiatives from inception to delivery using a collaborative approach
  • A successful track record of implementing creative solutions and making data driven decisions
  • Experienced in using management information and technology systems (e.g. finance, performance, programme tools) and reporting tools to design solutions and propose recommendations
  • Extensive experience of leading, collaborating, motivating, managing and developing diverse teams
  • Extensive experience of negotiating, establishing and managing SLAs and contracts for healthcare and other services
  • Experience of developing wider business proposals and pulling together commercial packages
  • Extensive experience of financial management and related processes, including planning (e.g. annual, longer term) and monthly reporting
  • Demonstrate the capability to maintain financial control whilst supporting a devolved style
  • An experienced and successful negotiator
  • Experienced in the analysis of performance data



  • An awareness of key NHS policies in England
  • A good working knowledge of generally applicable legal requirements and best practices for team leaders or line managers
  • Skilled in the use of technology to manage and manipulate data, including Microsoft Excel (strong use of formulae to manipulate and / or combine and report on complex data flows)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with all disciplines and seniorities
  • Proven ability to operate/think laterally
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • A high standard of general computer literacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Politically astute
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex financial information
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ability to critically and rapidly prioritise within strict deadlines

Personal Qualities


  • Strongly proactive and solution-orientated
  • Qualities of perseverance, flexibility, determination, and adaptability
  • Evidence of strategic thinking and innovation
  • Good personal organisation and planning
  • Creative, innovative & inquisitive

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Trust Headquarters,

Bury New Road


M25 3BL

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