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Head of Talent Management

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join the NCA Family.

This is the place where we support colleagues to be their professional best so they can provide excellent patient care to improve and save lives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and enthusiastic Leadership, Talent and OD Team in the North-West. We are looking for a Head of Talent Management with energy, ideas and credibility to join our team. We're keen to enrich and diversify our skills and experience so we can continue to improve on how we support the Northern Care Alliance (NCA) in achieving culture change and delivering our People Priorities.

The primary focus of this role is to engage, collaborate with, and influence key stakeholders across the organisation and system, providing specialist Talent Management strategic guidance, advice, and insights, alongside practical support and plans to improve performance and talent management.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Talent and OD, the job holder will establish inclusive talent development strategies that further embed equality, diversity and inclusion, ensuring the organisation delivers comprehensive talent management for all roles.

This is a great opportunity for someone committed to adding impact and value from day one and influencing the future of our culture.

Think you might have the experience or curious to find out more? Please contact:

Main duties of the job

The successful Head of Talent Management will need to demonstrate the following:
  • The drive, ambition and hands-on experience to successfully lead on the development of talent strategies across the NCA organisation.
  • Proven experience of influencing at a strategic level
  • The ability to lead on complex talent projects with positive impact and establish inclusive talent development strategies that further embed equality diversity and inclusion, ensuring the organisation delivers comprehensive talent management for all roles in respect of:
    • role definition, assessment criteria & selection methods
    • succession planning, bench strength & pipelines
    • development centres & high potential development programmes that address current inequalities
    • career paths
    • coaching leaders to lead on Talent Managemen

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level
  • Evidence of higher level study at Masters Level Alternatively working knowledge and experience at an equivalent level



  • Significant experience of coaching leaders at strategic level in Inclusive Talent Management conversations
  • Significant experience in a Senior role in the field of Leadership, Talent and Performance, including leading a team/function
  • significant experience of delivering complex talent strategies

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Care Organisation

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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