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Tobacco Dependence Programme Manager

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to the delivery of the NHS long term plan tobacco dependence treatment commitments. Our current post holder and programme manger is reducing hours and therefore we are offering an opportunity for a job share. The role is offered to a maximum of 20 hours per week but with added flexibility where needed. As this post is directly linked with external funding, the post will only be available until 31/03/2025.

You will work jointly with the current programme manager to fully implement and embed a new Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment Service and also lead on other aspects of the Smokefree Agenda at UHS, including providing support to the new Smokefree Pregnancy Service. This involves piloting and designing the new service, securing system funding, then recruiting and leading a core designated team working across all UHS inpatient hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

You will also lead on developing a training programme to ensure all front line staff are trained in the delivery of smoking very brief advice and that key staff are able tosupport smoking cessation by screening and providing initial pharmacotherapysupport to inpatients as part of the admission process.Develop a communications plan to raise the awareness of the tobacco dependencytreatment throughout the Trust. This will involve the ability to engage andcommunicate at all levels from executive to front-line staff. Lead on inter-organisational service development to confirm tobacco dependency treatmentpathways with system partnersYou will lead the Service, working collaboratively with clinical service leads andprofessionals both within the trust and with local system partners. As the ProgrammeManager you will oversee the programme with your staff and embed the principles ofthe model within the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation trust. You willmanage the Smoking Cessation Advisor who will identify smokers, facilitate theTobacco Dependency Programme Managerprovision of pharmacotherapy, counselling along with referring patients to local stop smoking services as well as arranging follow on support in the community.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves. As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do. We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the detailed job description and personal specification for further information. Alternatively, please contact Janice for a more detailed discussion regarding the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of project/programme management
  • Delivery of services changes
  • Knowledge of Health inequalities and Smoke Free agenda

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role)
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)




BN11 2DH

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