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LCOs Population Health Management Strategic Lead

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 Per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be part of the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) structure within the two Local Care Organisations providing knowledge, experience and expertise to the design, implementation and operation of a population health management approach to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for residents in Manchester and Trafford.

The Population Health Management (PHM) Strategic Lead is a significant strategic leadership role at citywide and borough levels to ensure the neighbourhood models focus on population health management (PHM), are co-produced, resident-centric (service design through to evaluation and governance), improve access and address inequities.The post holder will provide strong and visible leadership across the Neighbourhoods in the locality and the PCNs.

The role will support the locality level design, development and mobilisation of local and regional strategies and policy changes as they relate to population health management methods. A tailored approach will be taken, recognising the different stages and needs of the two LCOs and their populations and respective stakeholder arrangements and relationships. Individualised objectives for the two LCOs will be agreed with the CMO.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide management, quality improvement support and leadership to the locality. The postholder will support the design and implementation of policies and pathways for neighbourhood and locality services, focusing on locality issues and providing support to colleagues to find and implement solutions reflecting the needs of the population and promoting best practice.

The PHM Strategic Lead will work in partnership with the Clinical and non clinical Locality Leads and the Locality Assistant Directors as well as other LCO executives, colleagues from public health and locality and regional NHS GM colleagues, developing a close working relationship with Business Intelligence teams to ensure and enable a data led approach.

The postholder will build relationships and work effectively with wider partners and stakeholders in the locality, including in acute care, social care, VCSE sector and community health services to develop and support the delivery of a vision and long term population health improvement strategy for the neighbourhoods.

The PHM Strategic Lead is expected to work across the portfolios of the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategy of the LCOs, in order to deliver the agenda across integrated primary care and community services.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Provide strategic leadership and management for population health improvement across the two LCOs.

Work in partnership with the Clinical and non clinical Locality Leads and the Locality Assistant Directors and MD in Trafford, to ensure a complementary read across Locality services.

Liaise with primary care leadership across the neighbourhoods in the locality and with other partners in the locality.

Working with the INT and GP neighbourhood leads, support the neighbourhoods to develop and deliver neighbourhood PHM plans by working with LCO colleagues and wider stakeholders including local residents, councillors and community groups as well as health and social care partners and ensuring the plan is representative of the neighbourhood and aligned to LCOs strategic goals and Outcomes Framework.

As part of the planning process, support the adoption of PHM as a system way of working with a clear focus on health inequalities.

Work within LCOs Accountability Framework at neighbourhood and locality level.

Support leadership arrangements including the PHM Board in Manchester

Support evolving governance arrangements in Trafford.

Person Specification

Further Training


  • Demonstrate through CPD and various other training courses an up-to-date knowledge of primary care and community services and evidence to continuous personal and professional development in current role
  • Change management skills
  • Programme and project management skills.

Qualifications: Academic / Professional Experience


  • First Degree / Professional Qualification
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent experience
  • Significant senior level experience in population health management



  • Knowledge and Understanding of clinical and corporate governance agendas
  • Knowledge and Understanding of governance issues arising from recent investigations into health services
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the Business planning process and its application in service delivery
  • Understanding of primary care framework and strategic vision for neighbourhoods in Manchester and Trafford.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of designing and implementing population health management approaches and improvement methodologies in community services and Primary Care Networks.


  • Understanding of the wider Greater Manchester strategic context for health and social care and wider public service reform.

Skills and Abilities - Communication and Relationships


  • Skilled in preparing, and receiving highly complex sensitive and contentious information, negotiating with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and presenting complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups.
  • Able to work and successfully operate in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Strong persuasion and influencing skills - able to present ideas and proposals effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and personal credibility, with the ability to quickly gain the confidence of and build relationships with others, including senior stakeholders, managers, clinicians and staff.
  • Able to develop effective networks, and work in partnership with others to deliver and improve services.
  • Able to communicate effectively, demonstrating sensitivity / understanding to a wide range of different people / organisations.
  • Able to resolve conflict in an effective but non-aggressive manner.

Skills and Abilities - Leadership


  • Highly developed strategic leadership skills with the ability to motivate and build effective teams / inspire others including the ability to involve staff and partnership organisations to meet challenging targets and to work with senior and executive leadership.
  • Involves others in problem analysis and the identification of solutions, where possible enabling individuals or teams to find their own solutions.
  • Promotes the building of effective teams and collaboration between teams.
  • Facilitates transformation and change to improve services and outcomes.
  • Influences and motivates staff to deliver challenging targets

Skills and Abilities - Information Management and IT


  • Well-developed IT skills to manage/ manipulate performance management information and develop meaningful performance reports from this.
  • Understanding of IT systems and appreciation of their application and management in order to ensure effective PHM strategic and operational delivery.
  • Critically analyse and interpret complex management and patient information and data sets and make recommendations to others.
  • Using analytical and decision making skills, demonstrates ability to explore, evaluate and interpret complex information and options and make decisions and recommendations based on an effective analysis of options.
  • Able to analyse and translate complex information to input into strategic plans for the two LCOs.

Skills and Abilities - Management


  • Deals effectively with challenging and or sensitive staff issues within appropriate organisation/ legislative processes.
  • Uses a range of management styles as appropriate.
  • Able to work in complex and inter-connected environments and work in a matrix way across portfolios.
  • Ability to delegate and work through others.
  • Achievement focused - ability to set targets and get things done to achieve continuous improvement



  • Credible strategic leader, with an ability to drive change
  • Well connected with proven experience of developing PHM approaches, ensuring the patient and citizen voice is clear in programme delivery
  • Working and respected within the neighbourhoods and the localities (Manchester and Trafford).
  • Experience at senior managerial level within health/ social care delivery including responsibility for strategic planning and large programme delivery.
  • Experience of working in primary care with Practices, PCNs and GPs.
  • Experience of working with individuals and teams across strategic, organisational and professional boundaries to achieve common goals.
  • Preparing and presenting reports for consideration at senior meetings.
  • Incorporating patient / user views into the provision of services.
  • Demonstrable success in delivering change and improvements in performance with and through clinical and non-clinical teams. Leading service re-design.
  • Leading service re-design.
  • Developing teams and others.

Skills and Abilities - Decision Making


  • Prioritises and quickly identifies the core issues in a situation, and develops a solution.
  • Makes sound decisions using all available evidence, and evaluates their impact.
  • Ensures patient safety by assessing and managing risk associated with service developments.

Personal Attributes


  • Outcome focused
  • Collaborative and inclusive
  • Strategic and strengths based
  • A change agent with an ability to drive change to deliver our vision for PHM.
  • Able to build connections, influence approaches and be a leader across the LCOs and wider Locality partners.
  • Committed to quality and promoting high standards of care.
  • Committed to continuous development of self and others.

Values and Behaviours


  • Embody and promote MLCO and TLCO goals & principles (values) and behaviours.
  • Patient/ Service User focused.
  • Maintains service user focus and personal integrity whilst achieving results across a broad range of outcomes.
  • Openly seeks to review and reflect on own style and presentation, uses constructive criticism positively.
  • Resilient and self-motivated with drive and vision, a can do attitude, able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities against competing agendas.
  • Displays strong motivation and commitment to success.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Town Hall Extension


M60 2LA

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