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Programme Manager South London Partnership Nurse Development Programme

Job Reference: 277-2065361-CH-A

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Dartford, Kent
££49,349.00 - £55,562.00 p.a inc.

Programme Manager – South London Partnership Nurse Development Programme


GRADE:                           Band 8A


DIRECTORATE:              Nursing


HOURS OF WORK:       Full Time (37.5 Hours)


TENURE:                          Secondment for SLP Staff, 12 months


Our South London Partnership is an established partnership bringing together clinical expertise, experience and innovation from Oxleas, South London and Maudsley and South West London NHS Foundation Trusts and St Georges Mental Health Trust. We aim to improve quality, use our resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all, in a population of 3.6 million.


The programme is underpinned by our strategic approach to workforce of which nurses form the largest part. Our SLP Nursing Development Programme aims to improve retention, develop flexible workforce across south London for future mental healthcare, including increased community provision, standardise quality, competencies, development frameworks and sharing innovation, training and opportunities.


Building on the programme’s success to date, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated person to programme manage the next phase to deliver our plans for a new workforce fully incorporating apprenticeship opportunities, advancing clinical practice and specifically developing community mental health teams skills, competencies and new roles to meet requirements of new models of care and long term plan ambitions and establish shared standards


The programme contributes to the delivery of continuing to improve retention, supporting people to stay in their jobs and creating better career pathways for staff in all professional groups.

Working to the Directors and Associate Directors of Nursing, the programme manager will develop, and manage detailed project plans for various work streams in the programme. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the status of the projects is regularly updated, reviewed and reported through our governance systems, managing the budget and most importantly acting as a champion for nursing development.

This is a great opportunity for the successful individual to utilise personal and professional skills to their full extent. The post holder will ideally be educated to master’s level or an equivalent standard and possess IT qualifications and demonstrate excellent IT skills with a project management qualification such as PRINCE2 or MSP (Managing Successful Programmes). They should have experience of working in the NHS or similar environment and an understanding of Oxleas, South London and Maudsley or South West London and St Georges Services and supporting changes in the workplace with a minimum of 3 years of varied senior business, service or process / pathway management / leadership experience, and experience of co-ordination, management and planning of complex service improvement projects. They will have excellent communication skills, ideally demonstrated through experience of writing management reports, delivering presentations to a wide range of stakeholders and gaining engagement within complex pieces of work as well as excellent administrative and organisational skills and experience of leading, chairing, and minuting meetings with a range of different stakeholders and professionals and undertaking presentations.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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