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Interim Head of Planning and Programmes

Job Description

We are working with an NHS Trust who are seeking to appoint an Interim Head of Planning and Programmes. This role will be for 3 months initially and is expected to be based on site.

This is an interim role that falls under the Workforce Alliance Framework and should be expected to be remunerated at a c£375 day rate dependant on experience.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that the appropriate frameworks and processes are in place to manage the annual operational / business planning process and agreed strategic priorities;

  • Provide leadership and support to the clinical divisions and corporate services in developing their operational and business plans;

  • Support the implementation of the Trust’s strategy deployment, through Strategy into Action;

  • Lead a small team of programme and project managers who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of specific programmes aligned to the Trust’s key strategic priorities and operational plan;

  • Manage the planning and programme team to oversee the management of key projects and programmes as agreed aligned to the organisational priorities;

  • Oversee an efficient and effective programme management process which supports colleagues across the Trust to deliver their objectives;

  • Oversee the provision of high-quality data analysis, including benchmarking against other organisations, to inform and encourage the adoption of best practice locally;

  • Oversee the maintenance of up-to-date project documentation, tracking of delivery of agreed schemes, benefits realization and preparation of presentations on progress for senior stakeholders;

  • Ensure key risks to programme delivery are proactively identified, escalated appropriately, and addressed with robust mitigations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Educated to Master’s degree level or equivalent relevant senior NHS management experience;

  • Significant experience of leadership within an Acute NHS provider setting at a senior managerial level in operational and strategic management, including exposure to Board;

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering change programmes.

If you are interested in the role, please call me on 07834 288277 or if you would prefer, send me a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate understanding in line with the above.