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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2022.

Programme Manager

Job Reference: 918-IM9561

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Business Transformation
National - See Advert
£47,126 to £53,219 pa + HCAS where applicable

This is a national vacancy, the successful candidate may be based at any of our main centres in the UK, final location to be agreed at interview.

This exiting and challenging role is working for NHS Blood and Transplant – a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services it provides to the NHS. The organisations purpose is to save and improve lives with an ambition to be the best organisation of its type in the world.

Role Summary – what is the job about?

The role will involve mobilising and management of programmes and projects, agreeing funding and scope through to delivery and completion. We have a large portfolio of complex, sometimes high risk projects/programmes and the role is key in managing inputs and relationships with key parts of the business through the full lifecycle – initiation, definition, delivery of the programme and its defined benefits and then to final closedown.

We are looking for a number of people who have the vision and purpose to deliver different types of organisational change – particularly in the areas of restructuring, processes change, implementing technological change and developing the digital agenda. We need individuals who have substantial and successful experience in the delivery of change programmes with a high level of business acumen, programme management, planning and organisational skills and working in a challenging stakeholder environment. Essential to the role is strong implementation skills – developing and driving forward the plan and ensuring it is executed smoothly and efficiently.

Benefits of joining our team

Being a member of the NHSBT team gives you access to great benefits in additional to the salary and membership of the NHS final salary pension scheme. We make a commitment to your continued development with an internal ‘ Shine’ programme and qualifications/training related to the role. The role has the opportunity to apply for a lease car through our national scheme and you will be able to be a member of the NHS final salary pension scheme.

Our roles are national roles, based out of our key offices in either Watford, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and travel is likely to be involved with some overnight stay.

An increase in the base salary may be available for exceptional candidates.

For further information please contact Damian Hatfield or Katheirne Sowden -

This advert will close at 23:59 on Sunday 10th July 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 27th July, subject to confirmation.


NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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