Non Clinical - Head of Programmes

  • Department Programme Management Office
  • Salary £65,664.00 – £75,874 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/01/2022
  • Interview Date 07/02/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8c
  • Job ref 223-HOP-1041
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time/Flexible working - 37.5 hours per week (plus participate in the Trust's Senior manager on-call rota)

Job overview

The Head of Programmes will play a key role in delivering the Trust’s transformation agenda. Their main function will be to oversee the Trust’s programme management office ensuring that it provides comprehensive and well governed support and assurance across all the Trust’s major programmes.

Working closely with the leadership teams of the clinical divisions, corporate services and the Executive team they will play a crucial role in developing the maturity and visibility of the progress of programmes underpinning the Trust’s strategy.

Working alongside the Head of Service Improvement and Head of Planning, they will collaboratively pull together major programmes and manage them under a single umbrella and governance structure.

A key area of focus will be supporting the Trust’s financial recovery programme and ensuring the schemes that form the Trust’s Efficiency Programme follow process. The Trust is committed to developing a truly integrated programme approach where financial objectives do not sit in isolation from quality objectives.

The post holder is also responsible for the development of the strategic direction of the PMO to ensure the success of individual projects and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the PMO.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for developing the programme management approach, implementation framework, universal governance and monitoring framework for a suite of programmes across the Trust.
Core responsibilities of the role include;
• Developing the capacity, capability and function of the PMO.
• Leading on the development and reporting of the Trust Efficiency Programme.
• Support the delivery of Trust and ICS’s transformation and improvement programmes.
• Working collaboratively with the planning and service improvement teams.

Working for our organisation

Our two hospitals, The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury, provide a wide range of acute hospital services for around half a million people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.  Together the hospitals have over 700 beds and assessment and treatment trolleys across a variety of services.

Our vision is to provide excellent care for the communities that we serve and now is an exciting time to join us and live our values to ensure we continue to offer the best possible care and keep our patients at the heart of everything we do.

 We employ almost 6,000 staff, and hundreds of staff and students from other organisations also work in our hospitals. The PMO team sit within the Resources Directorate which also includes Finance, Procurement, Estates and Performance. 

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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