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Programme Manager

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
The Programme Manager is required to support the development of high quality, safe and effective stroke services, ensuring timely patient access, promoting excellent patient outcomes and positive patient and carer experience. They will help implement sustainable new models of stroke care to meet the needs of patients within the pathway.

The role is critical in coordinating the programme of work and workstream activities within expected timelines monitoring, identifying and mitigating risk and monitoring implementation deliverables. They will be responsible for coordinating delivery of programme governance through the Stroke Assurance Board and ensuring appropriate information is available to enable board effectiveness.

Main duties of the job

The Programme Manager will manage the programme of work required for the strategic transformation of stroke services in East Kent, aligning regional and local planning to ensure the effectiveness of the EKHUFT plan to create a new Hyper-Acute Unit at William Harvey Hospital. They will proactively develop and maintain new partnerships and networks across local providers to influence and improve stroke care, health outcomes, and healthcare delivery systems.

The Programme Manager will support the delivery of improved processes and greater efficiency, through improving service provision, enhancing patient flow and ensuring effective use of resources. They will recommend improvements relating to efficient and effective service provision and operational delivery, by maintaining a strong awareness of the Trust's priorities (performance, quality and financial), in line with NHS improvement and innovation.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Senior Role Experience



  • Experience within programme management
  • Management Experience


  • Experience in a senior role



  • Understand the meaning of Mechanical Thrombectomy


  • Be able to use Word/Excel/Power Point

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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