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Transformation Manager

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our corporate Transformation Team to deliver trust-wide transformation and improvement. Working with clinicians, managers and staff across the Trust and wider system, the Transformation Manager will provide a combination of improvement and project management skills and expertise applying the Trust's transformation approach to deliver outcomes.

We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is highly organised and passionate about improvement in health care, bringing with them a strong track record and experience of leading transformation and improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

The Transformation Manager is required to provide transformation support across a range of complex transformation and improvement projects in line with the Trust transformation approach.

As such the ideal candidate will be able to confidently apply and implement change and continuous improvement methodologies and approaches to deliver complex transformation and sustained improvement. You will also be an experienced project manager who has delivered complex transformation and improvement programmes. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to build positive working relationships and influence key stakeholders to deliver change. You will also be able to interpret and distil often complex data and information into an easy to understand structure and format. A key part of the role will also involve empowering and supporting colleagues to develop their improvement capabilities to identify and deliver improvements as part of the day job.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

As Transformation Manager you will be a key member of our corporate Transformation Team. We work at pace across a variety of programmes and projects with a wide range of colleagues to deliver sustainable improvements and transformational change and to embed a learning and improvement culture across the Trust. The priorities of the team are set by a corporate Service Improvement Group chaired by the Chief Executive and we work to a robust programme and project management approach.

The responsibilities will vary according to the programme and project deliverables, but responsibilities will include:
  • Defining and understanding business issues and improvement opportunities and challenges (clinical and corporate).
  • Providing structure, direction and expertise in line with Trust improvement processes and project management approaches.
  • Scoping projects to define aims and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrating a strategic understanding to position programmes within the context of Trust and the wider system health and care priorities.
  • Developing solution focused and evidence based improvement and transformation programmes in accordance with the Trust transformation approach and improvement process incorporating and applying change management best practice as appropriate.
  • Working closely with scheme SROs and engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Developing and designing programme structures and delivery models ensuring robust governance arrangements.
  • Planning and supporting the implementation of improvements adopting the Trust improvement process and relevant continuous improvement approaches and methodologies as appropriate in line with best practice to ensure that outcomes and benefits (financial and non-financial) are captured, realised and sustained.
  • Designing and facilitating project and improvement related events and sessions in line with programme requirements.
  • Building transformation capability across the Trust by supporting and delivering continuous improvement and business change training and development and providing improvement and project management coaching support to operational improvement and project leads.
  • Demonstrating and promoting collaborative leadership and working with key stakeholders across the Trust and wider system to support the implementation of sustainable change and continuous improvement.
  • Communicating and promoting the importance and value of effective continuous improvement, project management and business change across the organisation.

You will be able to think strategically to identify improvement opportunities, work with others to design solutions and structure programmes and projects to deliver transformational change. If you think this sounds like you then join our team.

Furthermore, there will be opportunity to work closely with colleagues at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, with potential for cross-cutting schemes that cover both organisations.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree, masters level or equivalent diploma level or equivalent experience.
  • Business Change/Improvement/ Transformation qualifications or knowledge of continuous improvement, business change and transformation methodologies


  • Post graduate qualification, e.g. MA, MSc, MBA, DMS
  • Project management qualification, eg PRINCE2, MSP or similar
  • Clinical Qualification



  • Extensive knowledge of specialist continuous improvement and business change practices acquired through post graduate studies or equivalent experience or training
  • Knowledge of a range of recognised programme and project management methodologies and approaches
  • Knowledge of delivering complex business change and transformation projects in a clinical and/or business/operational environment
  • oKnowledge of a range of continuous improvement, change management and QI methodologies and approaches



  • Experience as a project, service improvement, transformation or business change manager or leadership of complex, large scale transformational programmes.
  • Experience of applying and implementing business change and continuous improvement methodologies and approaches to deliver complex transformation and sustained improvement
  • Track record and successful delivery of large scale complex projects and organisational change and implementation of sustained improvement and realization of benefits
  • Programme or project management experience, including leading and motivating multi-disciplinary project teams and aligning different stakeholder priorities
  • Experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships through an end-to-end transformation processes.
  • Experience of promoting and influencing change at senior clinical and operational leadership levels.
  • Experience of facilitating learning, public speaking, delivering presentations, e.g. in Trust wide meetings.
  • Experience of the collation, analysis and interpretation of complex information or data.
  • Experience of using software packages to support change (eg. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Visio).
  • NHS experience and working for a Foundation Trust.


  • Experience of developing positive working relationships, collaboration and partnerships within and across organisations.

Skills and abilities


  • Continuous improvement and transformation skills - confidence and knowledge of emerging best practice of continuous improvement and business change.
  • Programme and/or project management skills to plan, manager and facilitate delivery of often complex projects
  • Communication - excellent interpersonal, written, oral communication and decision making skills.
  • Relationship management - able to influence, motivate and persuade others, a credible leader of change.
  • Organisation and time management - resilient and able to balance competing priorities and deadlines. Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility and a positive attitude to change.
  • Coaching & Development - able to engage, motivate and develop others
  • Planning and coordination - able to plan, manage and coordinate complex transformation and improvement programmes.
  • Change management - ability to drive change, implementing and supporting solutions to deliver sustainable improvement.
  • Management - demonstration of a wide range of management skills to enable and delivery business change and improvement.

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Poplar Grove



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