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Planning and Insights Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning and Insights Manager. The role is a key strategic role based in the Trust's Planning and Partnerships Team. The post holder will work closely with a broad range of stakeholders, including clinical and corporate services to ensure that the Trust's Strategy is developed and monitored effectively, and that clinical service plans and reviews are undertaken which align to the Trust Strategy and the Trust's Integrated Improvement Plan. The post holder will also play a key role in developing and improving the Trust's strategic planning capability and processes.

Main duties of the job

As a Strategic Planning Manager you will -

Strategy Development

Periodically refresh & update the Trust's 5-year StrategyDevelop a strategic governance frameworkLead the process for monitoring of enabling strategy milestonesCommunicate with & influence a wide range of colleagues to update the Trust Strategy & maintain a communications planWork closely with the Head of Strategic Planning to develop & co-ordinate an annual business development plan for the Trust

Strategic Service Reviews

Lead the delivery of complex clinical service reviewsManage the service review pipeline, including planning & delivery of the reviews & managing delivery expectationsMaintain & continuously improve the service review frameworkTo work with other members of the Strategic Planning Team to ensure that there is good inter-connectedness between the Trust Strategy, clinical service planning & annual planning

People and Relationship Management

Influence & negotiate with other senior managers & colleagues in clinical & corporate services to shape clinical service reviewsSecure resources to support delivery of service reviews & manage resources either directly or indirectly to deliverCollaborate with external stakeholders including partners in the Integrated Care System to ensure the Trust's Strategy is aligned to the Integrated Care System StrategyDeputise for the Head of Strategic Planning to support & line manage colleagues & attend internal & external meetings as & when required

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information around the job, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience.


  • Project/Programme management qualifications (e.g., PRINCE2, MSP or similar)



  • Computer literacy and able to use relevant IT systems.



  • A good understanding/awareness of NHS context, challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of strategy development approaches in the health and/or social care sector
  • A sound understanding of change management models and service transformation
  • Knowledge of benchmarking data analysis tools, techniques and frameworks
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


  • oAn understanding of the strategic challenges and opportunities facing community and mental health providers.



  • Leading strategy development and implementation in a large, complex organisation
  • Experience of leading complex clinical service reviews independently, working across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Developing relationships and working in partnership with a wide range of teams and autonomously to deliver change initiatives
  • Analysing and interpreting a broad range of qualitative and quantitative data to make informed business decisions
  • Analysing and reporting on current performance and identifying areas for concern


  • Experience of leading strategic change programmes.
  • Experience in establishing new systems and processes



  • Strong negotiating, influencing and resource management (direct or indirect) skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written, able to communicate and present at all levels internally and with external partners and able to facilitate constructive dialogue
  • Excellent relationship management skills - ability to engage at all levels in a collaborative style that promotes effective joint working
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to work at both the strategic level and with operational teams on the detail to support delivery of plans


  • Skills or qualifications in specific BI software tools e.g. Power BI, Tableau

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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