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Strategic Planner

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent contract to support the Corporate Operations Directorate in developing and taking forward the Trust's corporate operational strategies and plans. The post will involve:

- Strategic planning supporting the delivery of Planned Care and UEC strategies, business plans and the Trust annual plan

- Supporting the development of the Trusts winter, holiday and weekend plans

- Support the contract management of the Trusts patient transport services contracts

- Awareness of national NHS policy and Best Practice

Main duties of the job

The Main duties of this post will be to support the Corporate Operations Directorate to undertake the following
  • Strategic Planning
  • Annual Planning
  • Project Support
  • Data Analysis

  • About us

    With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

    Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

    We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities


    Strategic Planning

    Assist members of the Corporate Operations Directorate in a range of service planning activities, service strategies, development of annual plans, winter plans and the bank holiday and weekend operational plans. Support in the production of business cases as required.

    To assist in the development of planning frameworks and processes to support the delivery of the Trusts strategic aims and objectives

    Support in developing Trust wide strategies e.g. Planned Care strategy

    Project support

    Provide project support for strategic and operational level projects within the Trust, including creating and maintaining project plans, taking minutes, producing project reports and contributing to other project documentation

    Participate in other project groups as required

    Annual planning

    Support in all aspects of annual planning

    Support with performance management reports for the Trust board to report performance against the annual plan


    Undertake ad hoc data and market analyses as required

    Provide summary reports for the team and other parts of the Trust based on the analyses

    Public and patient involvement

    To involve patients, carers, members of the public in service planning


    Assist members of the Corporate Operations directorate in communicating the Trusts strategic and operational aims, objectives, priorities and planning frameworks both internally and externally

    NHS Policy and Best Practice

    To keep abreast of national policy developments, analysing their impact on the Trusts operational direction and provide summary reports as required

    To interpret, understand and promote evidence-based findings

    Person Specification

    Training & Qualifications


    • Educated to degree level or equivalent training/experience


    • Project Management qualification e.g PRINCE

    Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


    • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's behavioural standards



    • Understanding of NHS or public sector organisations. Experience of working in service improvement Advanced use of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint Advanced key board skills. Preparation of high level briefings and other strategic papers


    • Demonstrable experience of project management and successful delivery. Significant planning experience within the NHS. Knowledge of quality assurance. Experience in working with patients,members of the public, clinicians and managers. A good knowledge and experience of project management processes.

    Communication and Relationship skills


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate well with staff at all levels. Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative. Report writing and presentation skills


    • Excellent influencing and facilitation skills. Diplomatic and tactful, assertive when appropriate.

    Analytical and Judgement skills


    • Strategic, analytical and lateral thinker.

    Physical skills


    • Able to perform office duties and attend meetings

    Other requirements specific to the role


    • Evidence of continuing professional development Demonstrate an awareness of current NHS issues Must be committed to supporting the Trust's values

    Planning and organisation skills


    • Good planning and organisational skills


    • Forward thinking, good use of tools to ensure work is delivered on time Ability to meet tight deadlines. Ability to prioritise changing demands.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


    Nottingham University Hospital, City Hospital campus

    Hucknall Road


    NG5 1PB

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