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Diagnostic Programme Manager

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic team that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

The four acute Trusts in Humber and North Yorkshire have come together to form the Collaboration of Acute Providers (CAP), to work together on transformational change programmes at scale. Our aim is to use our collective expertise and resources across the acute sector to ensure that people who use our services have timely access to the same standard of high-quality acute care wherever they live, and are supported to achieve their best health.

The Collaboration of Acute Providers is hosted by York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is an integral part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System. As a system we are embarking on major transformational change across our urgent care, elective care and diagnostic services. As part of a dynamic Programme Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experience person to provide short term capacity to drive our diagnostic change programme and deliver on our ambitions for our patients.

Main duties of the job

The Humber and North Yorkshire Collaboration of Acute Providers (CAP) delivers programmes of work at scale to support improved patient care. Working across the acute trusts within the provider collaborative, the post holder will be responsible for the overall management/leadership and delivery of the Diagnostic Programme and associated projects, on behalf of the Programme Director.

The Diagnostic Programme Manager is a key member of the CAP and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction on the delivery of the programme across the Humber and North Yorkshire, working closely with colleagues across the Integrated Care System (ICS).

The post holder will be a subject matter expert ensuring that support and advice is always available to the CAP on issues regarding services. This will require highly effective analysis and interpretation of data and guidelines to recommend and make judgments on service recovery and transformation across the CAP.

The post holder will provide senior representation for Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY) at regional meetings and other senior meetings as required.

As the Programme Manager, the post holder will work as part of the CAP and the ICS to maintain and enhance service provision, support recovery, transformation and future service sustainability across Humber and North Yorkshire. This includes working closely with the cancer alliance and urgent and emergency care teams and the digital programme.

About us

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 generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • 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 through a 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

Please ensure you have the permission of your current line manager before applying to a secondment position.

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

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

Knowledge and Experience


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent level or equivalent experience of working at a senior level in specialist area in diagnostics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current challenges and expectations within NHS diagnostic services


  • Experience of working in a NHS acute hospital



  • In depth expert knowledge acquired over a significant period of time in the area of diagnostic pathways
  • Proven senior level experience of leading and delivering complex change and strategy development programmes in a politically sensitive and complex environment
  • Significant management experience at senior level in the NHS or other public healthcare related industry
  • Significant experience and understanding of proven implementation of project management methodologies or a Prince 2 or managing successful projects practitioner.



  • Demonstrable ability to manage own workload and make informed decisions in the absence of required information, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Strong external communications skills in a politically sensitive environment with knowledge of and experience in handling media relations

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital


YO31 8HE

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