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North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme - Programme Manager

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a new Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Manager to join our friendly team based within the North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This York based role offers a unique opportunity for a driven individual to lead operational delivery for a National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, aimed at preventing diabetic retinopathy and preserving sight.

With a focus on ensuring safe, effective, and timely screening clinics across North Yorkshire, the role presents significant challenges during population growth and service modernisation efforts.

The role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to improving patient care and outcomes, through the delivery of high-quality screening services.

Candidates with a strong background in operational delivery, change management, and leadership are encouraged to apply and be part of NYDESPs mission to enhance patient care in North Yorkshire.

Main duties of the job

  • Operational Leadership: Lead the operational delivery of the screening programme, demonstrating initiative and adopting collaborative working relationships to ensure effective service provision.
  • Project Management: Drive projects and initiatives within NYDESP, contributing to the continuous improvement and modernisation of the screening programme.
  • Performance Management: Implement strategies for performance management, ensuring that screening clinics meet quality standards and performance targets.
  • Analytical Skills: Utilise well-developed analysis skills to assess programme performance, identify areas for improvement, and inform decision-making processes.
  • Communication: Serve as an effective communicator, both internally and externally, to promote the value of the screening programme and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team, using collective expertise and resources to achieve common goals.
  • Change Management: Drive change management initiatives to adapt to the evolving needs of the diabetic population and to optimise service delivery.
  • Leadership: Provide strong leadership, inspiring and motivating team members to deliver high-quality screening services and improve patient outcomes.

  • About us

    Our benefits

    We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

    Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

    27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

    A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

    Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

    NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

    An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

    Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

    For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

    Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

    Working for the Trust

    Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

    Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

    As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

    Person Specification



    • Educated to master's degree level or equivalent experience.
    • Evidence of continuing professional development.


    • Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening with 5 years' experience at senior management and relevant experience of managing complex specialised clinical screening programme.
    • Prince 2 Project Management accreditation



    • Experience of developing and managing a highly complex specialist multidisciplinary service
    • Experience of delivering highly complex specialist and at times contentious reports to board level both at Trust and ICB.
    • Experience of designing highly complex specialist service specifications, service modelling and wide-ranging consultation to finalise the end product.
    • Experience of leading or supporting the tendering and commissioning processes to take forward service design to an operational status delivering high quality, value for money services.
    • Experience of managing the clinical effectiveness of junior members of a clinical team on a day-to-day basis.
    • Experience of working autonomously within a related specialist field, developing and implementing policy, protocol and procedure across the service.
    • Experience of regularly leading audit processes within highly complex clinical, business and operational framework and presenting the results to a wide range of senior and peer clinical colleagues and non clinical within and external to the service to people in group sizes from 1 to 1 to 20 or more people.
    • Experience of undertaking research projects and or audit for complex operational business and clinical environment and the ability to disseminate the findings and where appropriate lead the development based on the outcome of agreed research findings.
    • Experience of reporting complex and specialist outcomes relating to the planning, development and delivery of a service to a wide range of clinical, managerial and patient cohorts.
    • Experience of planning and delivering a complex specialist clinical service, influencing junior, peer and senior colleagues across multiple agencies to ensure a high quality, cost effective service is delivered.


    • Highly developed advanced specialist knowledge of the delivery of a nationally compliant Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
    • Highly specialised understanding of clinical governance issues required of a Diabetic Eye Screening Programme to ensure safe patient management and service performance is achieved.
    • Detailed knowledge of general diabetes care both from a secondary medical, secondary surgical and primary and social care perspective
    • Experience of designing and delivering specialist training and teaching programmes to internal and external staff, patients, general public and statutory and voluntary bodies.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



    Regus - York Tower Court, Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor


    YO30 4XL

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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