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UHN Programme Lead for Community Diagnostic Centre

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Full Time
As part of the national CDC programme University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Group which includes Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals, has successfully bid for funding for three Community Diagnostic Centres in Northamptonshire.The project to deliver two of these centres is due to be completed in 2024, with work on the third now commencing.We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging leader to drive the design, delivery, and implementation of our CDCs, agreeing priorities with the SRO, Diagnostic Divisional Managers, Deputy Chief Operating Officers, and the CDC Programme Board.

Main duties of the job

  • Deliver the CDC implementation programme ensuring the programme delivers the objectives and benefits described in the business case
  • Ensure the programme delivers to the required quality and timescales
  • Resolve issues and problems which arise related to the programme
  • Engage the SRO, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Support all key stakeholders in the delivery of the CDC programme
  • Develop bids and business cases for both national and local schemes of work
  • Secure additional sources of funding as opportunities arise
  • Support the CDC clinical lead with the development of clinical pathways to support efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Kettering General Hospital is a defence positive trust, supporting veterans, reservists, spouses and their partners, and cadet armed forces volunteers, utilising their unique skills and experiences within the hospital workforce. We provide exceptional support to our employees who serve as reservists, ensuring they can balance their civilian and military responsibilities effectively.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of effective programme management, in line with requirements of the SRO.
  • Motivate and drive the supporting groups to meet their objectives within the timescales agreed.
  • Develop and support effective stakeholder relationships nationally, regionally and across the Northamptonshire system.
  • Report into the Programme Board and provide advice on CDCs, particularly from centres that are already operational.
  • Ensure a robust governance framework is in place and embedded for the CDC programme as a whole and for all CDC enablers.
  • Take responsibility for the governance reporting delivery and rhythm for UHN and the NICB.
  • Prepare reports for the following meetings: UHN Strategic Development Group, UHN Group Board, UHN Integrated Leadership Group, NICB Integrated Planning resources Committee, NICB Delivery and Performance Committee,
  • Effectively manage key relationships with the Trust, the ICB, NHSE region and national teams and other partners to effectively lead the CDC programme.
  • Support the CDC clinical lead with the pathway design of high quality, safe, effective care to patients as an integral part of the CDC team and within the limits of own knowledge, skills and competence.
  • Share knowledge and skills with others, sharing good practice with neighbouring organisations and nationally.
  • At all times to work within the Trusts policies and procedures.

  • Person Specification



    • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
    • Significant senior management experience
    • Experience of Integrated Care System working with system partners at a senior executive level
    • Proven ability and experience in leading Major Projects
    • Proven ability to work with clinicians and operational staff
    • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, with an ability to prepare written documents, presentations and highly complex proposals

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Kettering General Hospital

    Rothwell Road


    NN16 8UZ

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