London PPN Programme Manager

West London NHS Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 8B
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Programme Manager to work with both HEE and the London Psychological Professions Network (PPN). If you are passionate about developing the psychological workforce, supporting leadership and development of the psychological professions through its project plans, then this is the role for you.

The Psychological Professions Network (PPN) Programme Manager will work closely with the London Chair, PPN England leads and other stakeholders across the region and in coordination with Psychological Professions Network England (PPNE) to develop and maintain a funded regional membership network open to all Psychological Professionals contributing to NHS commissioned healthcare, as well as to key stakeholders with an interest in psychological healthcare, including experts by experience in the region; and to Inform, enable and influence NHS commissioned healthcare in the region to maximise the benefits of the Psychological Professions for the public.

The post-holder will have experience of the design and delivery of annual work plans; of organising key projects to deadlines; of liaison and engagement with senior leaders to support a strategic vision, and to promote a culture of sharing, learning and best practice in the psychological professions.

For more information, please contact Dr Estelle Moore:, Trust Lead for Psychological Services; Direct line: 01344 754143

Main duties of the job

The responsibilities of this programme manager role will be to support the regional implementation of PPNE's national priorities and vision to ensure that the views of all Psychological Professions are represented within the PPN; to ensure that all PPN activity is service user focused and aimed at improving the service users' accessibility to and experience of psychological professional services.

The programme manager will serve a member of the PPN England Board contributing to and being bound by the strategy and governance of the PPNs nationally, deputising for the Chair as required. The key aspect of the role is the management of the delivery of projects as agreed by the PPN London Workforce council; the coordination and development of PPN sub-groups and third parties related to work plans.

If you are keen to work effectively and flexibly in a demanding environment and proactively engage with Leads for Psychological professions in the NHS, colleagues in the PPNs across the country, other organisations (e.g. charities offering psychological support), the wider Psychological workforce and other stakeholders, working on a variety of topics then this is ideal position

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for this role, unless an exemption applies. The successful applicant may have contact with vulnerable service users and we will therefore seek proof of being fully vaccinated during the recruitment process.

Job description Job responsibilities

This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. To be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder on a regular basis. You may be required to work at other locations within the Trust as determined by the duties of your post. You may be required to undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work, internal job rotation and absence cover.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to masters (or equivalent gained through experience of working at a senior level)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project and programme management principles such as Prince 2 and/or Managing Successful Programmes (desirable); or equivalent NHS clinical or operational experience and knowledge of service delivery, workforce transformation and training for the psychological professions.
Experience Essential
  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent.
Knowledge Essential
  • Able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups.
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change.
Skills Essential
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands.
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options.
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • Strategic thinking - ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise.

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