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Programme Manager - Financial Sustainability

North Bristol NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is based within the Finance Team supporting the delivery of Cost Improvement Plans and future Financial Sustainability. On a standard day the successful candidate will apply experience of programme management whilst working with clinical leads, operational managers and at time Exec's to deliver productivity/efficiency benefits for the Trust. You will use your skills to build relationships to bring teams together and to find new innovative/efficient ways for working.

This role offers the opportunity to work flexibly however a minimum 2 days a week in the office (Bristol) is expected.

A presentation or focus group 'test' will form part of the interview process.

Interviews are planned for the 10th July 2024 and will take place face to face.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager to join our Finance team to deliver Trust-Wide projects.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing wider stakeholder engagement, project planning, resourcing, governance, delivery, testing, communication and rollout of key trust driven changes.

The role will report into the Assistant Director of Financial Sustainability as well as having the opportunity to work autonomously and link with senior stakeholders across the Trust , while ensuring alignment with the Trust's business plans, vision, purpose and values.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trustis an ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for Major Trauma, Neurosciences, Plastics and Burns, Orthopaedics and Renal services.

The Trust has a turnover of over �600m and over 8,000 staff which are predominately based in our state-of-the-art building on the Southmead Hospital site. The Trust is proud that our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibility for managing allocated programmes and associated projects through their lifecycle from inception to delivery. Within the programme, the role holder will be responsible for:
  • Managing the programme and projects on a day to day basis.

Developing programme and project documentation.
  • Writing Business cases and managing them through the organisational review and approval cycle.
  • Identifying and supporting achievement of project benefits realisation.
  • Planning programmes and project tranches.
  • Developing Programme blueprints
  • Organising and running programme and project boards.
  • Proving routine reporting and communications material for boards and into the wider organisation.
  • Deputise for the SRO as required

Responsibility for providing, as necessary, support and challenge to of the aligned Clinical Division and/ or Corporate areas to identify and drive financial delivery:
  • Support, as necessary, the identification and delivery of Cost Improvement Programme (CIP) targets and metrics
  • Support, as necessary, the identification of new projects and the benefits that these will deliver. Generally these will be cost improvement initiatives. There will be an expectation to understand the financial performance and forecast of the Division/Corporate, along with CIP identification and delivery progress and potentially also ad hoc areas.
  • Drive the timely completion and sign off of detailed delivery plans and Quality Impact Assessments for CIP schemes.

In addition:
  • Provide support, as necessary, to the Assistant Director of Financial Sustainability
  • Be prepared to step in and provide occasional operational support to SROs.
  • Provide focused pieces of work on specific areas, as necessary. On occasion, complete ad hoc pieces of work for the Assistant Director of Financial Sustainability
  • Provide input into regular summary reports which are submitted to various Boards and other groups.
  • Work with the Sustainability Tracker to track and report progress and delivery against key Trust-wide change schemes

Deputise for the Assistant Director of Financial Sustainability if required

Person Specification

Project Management


  • Must have relevant PM experience at this level for 1 year minimum
  • Experience of complex Stakeholder management
  • Experience of benefits management


  • Have the appropriate qualification or experience to work at this level (less than 1 year experience)
  • Knowledge of horizon scanning for business opportunities



  • Demonstrates ability to communicate complex information
  • Delivery of Financial changes

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust



North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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