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Integration Manager

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£78,163 to £88,884 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Full Time
The unique and exciting role of Integration Manager is core to the leadership, development and delivery of clinical academic integration and transformation, with significant contributions to development of strategic plans across the Partnership.

The postholder will take up a key leadership position at an exciting time in an established programme to lead the development and coordination of a portfolio of work that will include clinical-academic integration within Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Critical Care, as well as supporting core partnership strategic priorities.

Our context is complex and dynamic, responding to the needs of the partners as much as delivering on agreed plans. As such, the postholder will work with senior clinical and operational roles, as well as academic leaders, patients, public and broader system networks to create transformational change. Integration managers are key leadership roles and experts in their field, as well as being senior team members working in a matrix environment with other team members on our strategic priorities.

We have two Integration Manager posts available (either fixed term or secondment). This is an exciting and influential role for which we welcome applications from experienced highly motivated senior change programme managers/leads, or operational or clinical colleagues who have significant experience of delivering complex systems service change and integration.

Main duties of the job

Lead the development and co-ordination of a portfolio of work including clinical-academic integration and transformation in one or more clinical specialties within respiratory or cardiovascular services, and supporting the development of clinical-academic centres of excellence.

The postholder will also support and contribute to one or more core enablers such as clinical configuration and estates, research and education, quality improvement, digital and technology, benefit and value identification, and population health.

Post holders will work very closely with senior clinical, academic and operational leaders, across partner organisations and the wider system. As a senior member of the partnership programme team they will be responsible for driving delivery of the partnership's strategic objectives, including delivering a 'one team, multiple sites' model of care.

Integration managers will take a leadership role in their area of expertise, working closely and collaboratively with the whole team to support skill development and matrix working approach that ensures a quality of delivery and outcomes across the whole portfolio.

The overall programme is ambitious, diverse and adaptive, in line with changing context and emerging projects. The postholder will need to be flexible in their approach and be able to lead and manage a small team, as well as operate in this matrix environment, taking on some assignment management of other colleagues.

About us

We are a small but high performing and respected team that works across the partners of King's Health Partners in support of the partnership's vision for cardiac, respiratory and critical care clinical service, education and research:

Our Vision

A world-leading collaboration: building on the expertise of all our partners in heart, lung and critical care, to deliver the best outcomes for patients through pioneering care, research and education.

Being known as the best place:

To be cared for- by delivering the best outcomes for patients, wherever they receive care, improving health and wellbeing of patients throughout their lifetime

To work, learn and develop careers- by attracting and supporting the best staff and influencing international practice

For academic & industry partners to work with- by leading ground-breaking research to meet population health needs

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification attached for full information on these posts.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • Education to PhD/ Masters or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Formal qualification management change techniques

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive understanding of processes related to developing models of care
  • Extensive understanding of national best practice models
  • Significant improvement programme management experience in large complex organisations, which preferably should be in a health care or health service environment
  • Extensive experience of the design, development, implementation, and management of change in a complex, political, multiple stakeholder environment
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the changing NHS environment, strategy, and policy agendas, specifically NHSI, NHSE, and the London structures, strategy, vision and policies
  • Significant experience working across multiple organisations to secure change
  • Experience of facilitating group discussions to design, plan and progress programmes and projects
  • Experience influencing staff at all levels to ensure that programme or project objectives are owned by all members of the team, including users and stakeholders. Substantial evidence of the ability to involve teams in analysis of situation and solution development persuade teams to take on new ways of working and to constructively challenge the status quo
  • Considerable experience and comfort working in / with complex clinical and academic environments
  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of organisational development and cultural change

Skills & Ability


  • Uses advanced analytical and judgement skills including understanding and application of the most complex statistical and numerical data
  • Applies excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including advanced formal presentation skills, to audiences that may be highly specialist professionals, or may be hostile
  • In line with above, is able to demonstrate the ability to communicate the most complex information, or sensitive / contentious information, clearly, confidently, and concisely
  • Has extensive experience and capability in relation to influencing and negotiating at senior levels, in an environment that may be contentious, political or ambiguous with multiple vested interests
  • Gathers and incorporates the views of service users and carers into service change, including in circumstances where such change is likely to be unpopular or challenged by senior scrutiny or regulatory bodies
  • Set out conclusions and recommendations clearly and concisely in a range of written and verbal styles to reflect the needs of the audience
  • Is confident presenting to large groups and is able to handle challenge from senior specialist professionals
  • Is skilled in motivating senior managers and clinicians to enable delivery of programme priorities
  • Works flexibly, prioritises workload and resources in response to changing demands and requirements
  • Uses a creative approach to problem solving
  • Competent in the use of MS Office suite, including MS Project


  • Is competent in the use of advanced statistical software packages

Personal Style & Behaviour


  • Has exceptional emotional intelligence and the ability to read a room to navigate contentious or sensitive discussion
  • Able to effectively manage polarities, bringing senior and specialist professional audiences along with arguments and recommendations
  • Is astutely politically aware and sensitive to the politic of change and transformation
  • Is self-aware, demonstrating an adaptive leadership capability self-motivated and pro-active
  • Able to work with flexibility and adaptability, often within situations of ambiguity or emergent certainty
  • A credible opinion former with strong influencing skill able to negotiate deliverables and timelines at all levels of the organisation
  • Able to maintain high levels of professionalism and leadership in the face of resistance, objection, conflict and tight deadlines
  • A leader by example with a strong sense of quality and equality
  • Is a team player, but able to work on own

Physical Requirements


  • Ability to carry out the physical requirements of the post, with any reasonable adjustment being made under the DDA
  • An understanding of manual handling regulations and the ability to assess any associated risks in the workplace

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


GSTT Education Centre

75-79 York Road



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