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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/07/2022.

Senior Programme Manager, Community Planned Care

Job Reference: 137-NW-600

Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board
Planned Care and Cancer
£54,764 to £63,862 pa

The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (NWCCG) is a clinically-led NHS organisation, responsible for commissioning (planning and purchasing) integrated health and social care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney.

We are committed to integrated working with a wide range of partner agencies and individuals, including our local NHS Acute and Provider Trusts, family doctors, the Borough, District and County Councils, the voluntary sector, Commissioning Support Unit and of course our patients, our aim is to ensure we commission the right integrated services, enabling us to improve the experience of patient care and ensuring the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the Norfolk & Waveney community.

We believe strongly in creating a workplace built on teamwork, whilst allowing individuals to grow and develop in their own roles. Our main offices are based at Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, however we have a local office for the East of the region based in Beccles and another in the West of the region based in King’s Lynn, therefore travel across the Norfolk and Waveney footprint as well as out of county is required according to where the providers are situated.

As a strategic part of the wider NHS our ambition, of ‘better health, better care, better value’, is our abiding principle and guides the way we design and commission services for people living in Norfolk and Waveney, therefore if you are someone who enjoys making a difference and would like to be a part of the nation’s most respected and valued organisation then we would like to hear from you.

The NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG became a statutory body from 1 April 2020, and the new NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board will take effect from 1st July 2022. Our primary responsibility is to commission health services for the 1.1 million people in Norfolk and Waveney who are cared for by our member GP practices. We are “clinically-led” which means NHS doctors and nurses take the decisions, supported by a team of experienced NHS managers.


We are looking for a motivated and skilled Senior Programme Manager within the Planned Care and Cancer Team. The predominant focus of the role is to act as commissioning and transformation lead for key areas of planned care activity which take place in the community setting, such musculoskeletal services, long Covid services, and weight management.


Much of our work is delivered in partnership with key stakeholders, including colleagues within localities and local providers such as our three acute hospitals, community trusts, independent providers and the voluntary and community sector. The post holder will be expected to have good communication skills to operate effectively with our stakeholders and maintain professionalism and good relationships.


To be considered for this post you will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills, experience and competencies required by the role, including:-


  • System-wide stakeholder elective care leadership skills
  • Understanding elective care and elective care recovery key delivery priorities
  • Ability to lead, initiate and supervise programme and project planning, delivery, monitoring and meetings.
  • Ability to prioritise, multi-task and meet challenging deadlines
  • Ability to work co-opeeratively and constructively with clinical and non-clinical stakeholders, including senior management teams
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team


Informal discussion about the role is encouraged before application. Please contact Dr Mark Lim, Interim Director of Clinical Services and Clinical Transformation, at


Please note that staff who have been formally notified as being at risk within the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System will be given priority in the recruitment process.

Hybrid Working

The CCG operates a flexible approach to working. It is expected that our staff will work from a combination of home and office (where possible). For staff designated in a hybrid role they should have a safe and suitable place to work with Broadband access and space for a desk, chair and monitors. At interview a discussion will take place between the recruiting manager and the candidate to ensure they are clear on what is expected.

Your application

Please submit your application form without delay to avoid disappointment; we will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

We are unable to accept CV’s as part of an application. Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job. Be mindful that any offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks e.g. health, identity, right to work, qualifications, registration and references. Please provide up to date referee details to avoid delay. A start date will not be confirmed until clearance from all the checks has been obtained.

We welcome applications from disabled candidates and those applicants need only meet the essential criteria to be invited to interview. We will also make any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process providing that you inform us of any special requirements.

We are an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be welcomed and considered.

Further information

Please check the email account (including your junk mail) that you supplied as part of your application on a regular basis following the closing date and throughout the recruitment process, as this is how we will communicate with you.

Arden & GEM CSU administer this account on behalf of the CCG, you may receive communications from both the CSU and the CCG during your recruitment.

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