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Band 8d Programme Director - Bath NHS House

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
In BNSSG, we are leading a ground-breaking, co-produced transformation programme to ensure people with mental health (MH) needs receive prompt local support. We are launching new MH and Wellbeing Integrated Network Teams, an urgent access model via NHS111 and introducing evidence-based treatment pathways. We are also re-evaluating the role of the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in service delivery and exploring better housing options for those with long term MH conditions.

Our goal is to unite NHS, Social Care & VCSE services to provide comprehensive integrated care that addresses the full spectrum of people's needs. We need a dynamic leader with exceptional partnership, influencing & communication skills to oversee this transformative programme alongside the MH System Executive Director. You will work closely with a diverse range of partners, especially individuals with Lived Experience, to ensure teams deliver trauma-informed and culturally inclusive care that supports all BNSSG communities. Your strong programme management skills will be crucial in coordinating all aspects of this transformation including commissioning, HR, finance, estates, and digital workstreams.

If you are a highly effective leader committed to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness and experienced in navigating a complex health and care environment, we want to hear from you. Please contact the Executive Lead, Mathew Page at

Main duties of the job

You will have strong programme management skills, and will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the transformation, including commissioning human resources finance estates and digital workstreams establishing robust governance arrangements and ensuring strong coproduction with Lived Experience partners.

If you are a highly effective leader who is committed to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness, and experienced in working within a complex health and care environment, please get in touch with the Executive Lead - Mathew Page

AWP is passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities - we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B& NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The BNSSG Programme Director Community Mental Health Framework is responsible for the implementation of the Community Mental Health Framework across the BNSSG system, both within AWP and with partner organisations, including the Voluntary and Community Sector.

The role will lead and coordinate in terms of system leadership, transformation, human resources, finance and contracting.

The role will work alongside the Associate Directors of Operations, Transformation leads and Clinical Directors within AWP, Integrated Care Partnership Leaders and Commissioning Leads to ensure fit for purpose services are designed and implemented.

The post holder will ensure there is a clear vision for change, robust governance arrangements in place and also develop and nurture strong, positive relationships with partners to ensure engagement and a co-produced approach to delivery. This will include interactions at system and place levels to ensure CMHF aims and objectives are suitably represented.

This role will report to the SRO of the BNSSG CMHF Programme, with professional accountability for Transformation from the AWP Director of Transformation to ensure consistency of approach to transformation, underlying change and AWP strategy implementation.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters Degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Management qualification or equivalent experience, or willing to study for a qualification within an agreed timescale.
  • Significant experience of directing complex programmes of work
  • Strong leadership skills a strategic thinker able to see and deliver the 'big picture'.


  • Holds and maintains a relevant professional qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Bath NHS House

Newbridge Hill



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