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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Transformation Consultant

Job Reference: 236-SCO-AC502-2020

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Sale
£38,890 - £44,503

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group was created by bringing together staff and services from two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of over 19,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us.

What is the Transformation Unit?

The Transformation Unit is a fundamentally different organisation to many other NHS services. We provide tailored Internal Consultancy services, by the NHS for the NHS, in a more cost-effective way than other commercial consultancies.

Created in 2012 to provide support to Greater Manchester, the Transformation Unit has expanded and now has a significant client base throughout the Northwest, as well as nationally. The Transformation Unit is governed by a standalone Board and is hosted by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

The Transformation Unit works with clients to ensure that change is delivered within a strategic context and drives forward new thinking in how public services can be delivered, to be more effective, more efficient and achieve better outcomes for patients and service users.

What is the role?

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and experienced project manager. The post holder must be an enthusiastic, proactive and self-assured individual who can demonstrate experience of programme and project leadership.As a Transformation Consultant, the post holder will support the Transformation team to ensure that programmes and projects within the TU’s portfolio are planned and manged effectively.

Amongst the role’s key responsibilities are:

  • Manage specific projects and activities within the Transformation Unit portfolio including development of project plans, reporting progress and undertaking risk and issue management to ensure effective and timely delivery.
  • Contribute to planning and executing engagement with clinicians to understand the case for change, develop future models of care and implement change.
  • Manage key relationships with clinicians and others as relevant to areas of work leading on.
  • Create and contribute to project documentation including business cases.
  • Plan and execute communications activity including meetings, workshops, and events.
  • Chair and lead meetings and events.
  • Deputise for the Managing Consultants as required.

The post holder must be adaptable, flexible and a good communicator. Given the nature and role of the TU, there may be a requirement to react quickly to external influences and events, and support other members of the TU in general programme tasks as directed by the Managing Consultants within the team.

Finally, while the job requires the ability to act independently, with a sense of urgency and the confidence to handle a variety of challenges; a full commitment to the success of the Transformation Unit and high standards of achievement are expected in this position.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Vacancy Location

Due to Covid-19, all roles are temporarily Home Based. From April 2021 the postholder is likely to have access to a range of office locations provided by the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Employee base will be flexible depending on business needs – current locations are Leyland, Liverpool, Chester, Stoke-on-Trent, Derby, Leicester, and West Bromwich.

The NHS Transformation Unit predominantly operates in the North West of England. However, the post holder may be required to work at any establishment at any time throughout the duration of their contract, normally within the UK, or as set out under the terms of their contract.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jason Pawluk

All communications to applicants will be via the email address provided on your application form and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post.

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If you have any queries please contact the Manager for this vacancy as detailed in the advert.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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