Non Clinical - Programme Delivery Director

  • Department Hospital Transformation
  • Salary Competitive Salary Package
  • Closing Date 05/12/2022
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grade Band 9
  • Job ref 223-PDD-007
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week with participation in the Director on call rota

Job overview


At the end of August 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England formally confirmed approval of the Strategic Outline Case (SOC), bringing the vital transformation of acute hospital services for communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales a step closer.

The SOC sets out how this once in a generation investment in our local healthcare system will be utilised to implement the reconfiguration of acute services that was agreed as part of the Future Fit public consultation, which will see the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford specialise in planned care and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital specialise in emergency care.

If you’re interested in this fantastic opportunity and want to find out more, please visit and search for job reference GSe92171 or for a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson; Richard Murphy or Emma Pickup on 07393 013067.

Closing date: 9am Monday 05th December 


Main duties of the job


We are looking for a highly credible leader to progress this vital and complex programme through to implementation, someone that is motivated by the opportunity to transform local health and care services and is seeking a role with national profile.  This is truly a once in a career opportunity, providing the challenge and recognition that only a programme of this size and scale can offer.

The successful candidate will be excited by the prospect of leading a diverse group of internal colleagues, external stakeholders and community representatives through a significant programme of change, and of maximising the value that this investment will bring to our local population.

You will bring significant experience of delivering major, complex, multi-year infrastructure projects and be highly skilled at creating and maintaining enthusiasm, momentum and grip across all programme workstreams.  Adept at working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to maintain the purpose and pace of the programme, you will also be able to demonstrate outstanding programme management skills and a robust, rigorous approach to managing performance delivery.


Working for our organisation


The Hospitals Transformation Programme has been established to deliver these exciting plans that are aiming to make a real difference to our patients and families:

  • Enhanced and more effective emergency care delivered through a contemporary Emergency Department and 24/7 enhanced urgent care services (A&E Local Model in Telford), designed to meet the needs of our communities
  • Improved planned care delivered through dedicated facilities that operate throughout the year, supporting the needs of our population
  • A much better environment for patients, families and staff
  • Improved integration of services for local people


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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