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Senior Programme Manager – Insight & Evaluation

Job Reference: 427-CEF20210012

Employer:
West of England Academic Health Science Network
Department:
West of England Academic Health Science Network
Location:
Bristol
Salary:
£53,168 - £62,001 pa

Funded by NHS England, The Office for Life Sciences and NHS Improvement, the West of England Academic Health Science Network exists to accelerate the spread of innovative, evidence-based practice to improve health and care in the West of England. We work with all six acute Trusts, five Clinical Commissioning Groups, five community providers, two mental health Trusts and three universities in the West of England. We also work closely with local businesses, small and medium enterprises, Local Enterprise Partnerships and a range of other academic partners to facilitate the adoption and spread of innovation into health and social care.

We are committed to improving outcomes for patients through improving access to research, applying evidence and ensuring consistency of clinical practice. We run projects working at scale to spread evidence-based quality improvements across the region.

Our highly collaborative network accelerates the scale and pace of delivering consistent good practice across our communities. This work is underpinned by high levels of collaboration with industry to ensure that we are innovative, enhance patient outcomes and drive up wealth in our local economy.

We host the Patient Safety Collaborative for the West of England and manage a wide improvement agenda working across all health care sectors. Our aim is to reduce incidents of harm and improve quality. We are committed to supporting and building the quality improvement capability and capacity of our local organisations.


The Senior Programme Manger - Insight and Evaluation is an important new leadership role within the West of England Academic Health Science Network. They successful candidate will be able to demontrate an excellent knowledge of health and care systems and understand the context in which Insight and Evaluation capability is required to facilitate the adoption of proven innovations.

Insight and Evaluation is being established as a new function within the AHSN; it will
harness expertise - including implementation science, qualitative research, quantitative
analysis, operational research and simulation modelling - to support the innovation pipeline. The post holder will possess a working knowledge of all aspects of the function and is expected to have some direct experience of organising evaluation activities in the NHS, in academia or in industry. The new function has two core elements:

1. An insight function - to support project and programme level measurement and
delivery. This will include the information governance and data management elements
required for such. This function would primarily be for internal AHSN departments.

2. An evaluation function - that provides qualitative and quantitative evaluation and rapid real-world validation to inform commissioning and service design decision making and product development. This function is expected to include an evaluation service offer to member organisations and other partners in addition to meeting the evaluation requirements for AHSN programmes

The post-holder will be responsible for a diverse and changing portfolio which is expected to encompass new models of care, innovative digital technologies, workforce changes and adoption and spread initiatives. The work will be dynamic and varied in response to the needs of our three local health and care systems, and the requirements of our national commissioners.

The role requires excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including in the preparation of internal and external reports to inform operational and strategic decision making.




Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

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References:
We will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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