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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Project Manager

Job Reference: 896-GM2021-86

NHS Manchester CCG
Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, Piccadilly Place, Manchester
£40,057 - £45,839

In April 2016 Greater Manchester Health and Social Partnership, took charge of a £6bn devolved health and social care budget - putting power into the hands of local decision-makers. Our visionis “to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people of Greater Manchester (GM)”

In July 2017 the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy was developed by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s (GMHSCP) Workforce Team together with health and care organisations across Greater Manchester. It was designed to address workforce issues at a system level, to support our devolution vision.

In summer 2020 NHS England published the NHS People Plan for 2020/21. The plan set out practical actions for employers and systems, as well as the actions that NHS England and NHS Improvement and Health Education England would take, over the remainder of 2020/21.

Our ambition is that our plan will reflect what the system needs and will work in tandem with activity taking place at locality and organisation level. A fundamental driver running throughout the plan is to look at the system as a whole. Our People Plan is for every member of our broad and diverse health and care workforce, paid and unpaid. Where possible, we remain committed to supporting the Greater Manchester model for public service.

In 2020 the Workforce Collaborative developed a System Delivery People Plan detailing what the Workforce Collaborative’s priority areas and activities supporting the delivery of Our People Plan for Greater Manchester (the Greater Manchester workforce strategy), informed by the national NHS People Plan.

As an ICS system our task is to interpret all of this to support our wider ambitions for workforce transformation, and ensure we go further to deliver it across health and care.


The Workforce Transformation Team are looking for a Project Manager to join their small friendly team at the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The post is available as fixed term until end March 2022 and it could make an ideal secondment opportunity. The role is advertised as full time, however, other arrangements can be negotiated to accommodate a more flexible working pattern.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with experience to deliver key programmes of work as part of a workforce team focusing on system wide workforce planning and development transformation. The postholder will be integral in the delivery of several key projects providing programme management and research methodology to enable the programme leads to drive forward and deliver expected activities on time and within budget.

Under the direction of the GM Workforce Transformation Lead and OWOM Programme Manager, the post holder will be intrinsic to the process of a scoping exercise to explore the existing learning and development offers within the health and social care sector. The Project Manager will also lead in the development a blueprint for a Life-Long Learning Model (LLLM) that will be a sustainable integrated learning framework to support GM workforce priority areas.

The Project Manager will manage also:

• Responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and delivery of a system wide survey and the development of a clear and insightful analytic information as a result to inform the blueprint of a LLLM.

• Lead in the co-ordination and facilitation of focus groups as part of the scoping exercise with senior stakeholder across the system.

• Responsible for the creation of a blueprint report that clearly outlines the findings of the research taken place, highlighting gaps and making recommendations for future requirements.

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This is a Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership post. Manchester CCG or Greater Manchester Combined Authority will host the employment of this post on behalf of the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP).

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MHCC is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive workforce culture. We support flexible working and will consider applications on a part-time or job share basis. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

Greater Manchester Integrated Care System (ICS)
In February 2021 the Government announced a number of new measures as part of a proposed Health and Care Bill, including the creation of statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

In Greater Manchester we have been working as an ICS for the last five years – with strong working partnerships between health and social care and the voluntary sector. The creation of a statutory ICS will formalise the arrangements we have in place and mark another positive step in our journey, which started with the health and care devolution deal in 2015. The statutory ICS will include a new ICS NHS Body and Health and Care Partnership Board.

From April 2022 (subject to national legislative approval) the commissioning duties of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including their functions and roles, will transfer to be delivered as part of the new Greater Manchester ICS NHS Body. This will mean that functions and roles may be delivered differently in the future, with place based and Greater Manchester-level teams working alongside each other.

If you wish to read further details about the proposed changes details can be found at (Integrating Care- next steps to building strong and effective-integrated care systems).

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