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Programme Management Office (PMO) Assurance Lead

Job Reference: 105-CR-82

Coventry and Rugby CCG
£52,306 - £60,983

NHS Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CRCCG) and NHS Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group (WNCCG) have recently agreed to create a single executive team, and commissioning function, working across CRCCG and WNCCG.

CRCCG comprises 73 GP practices in Coventry and Rugby and WNCCG comprises 27 GP practices in north Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth. The CCGs have responsibility for commissioning health services for approximately 650,000 people within a budget of about £830 million.


To manage the Programme Management Office (PMO), ensuring all involved in the delivery of CCG QIPP and non-QIPP projects use common processes, adopt best practice tools and methodologies, share information and learning and that progress against milestones and agreed deliverables is robustly reported.


Planning and Organisation:

Manage the running of programme controls, operational assurance and MI reporting.

Being an expert in the planning and reporting process for Programme level reporting, develop and own the process, ensuring complete and regular reports are produced for monthly executive, and governance meetings.

Produce, interrogate and maintain programme and project plans driving delivery against key milestones in line with the CCGs strategy.

Produce and develop scheduled PMO reports in a timely and accurate manner whilst managing ad-hoc requests for data from stakeholders and effectively prioritising these.

Collect and analyse large amounts of data from different sources, producing simple and clear summaries for senior staff.

Information and Reporting:

Overall responsibility for the management and operation of information and reporting systems used to support all projects including QIPP, work stream leads and project teams to track and record progress against the project’s strategic objectives and plans;

Utilise existing methods for the measurement of the performance of the projects on the Programme and work with colleagues in other teams to develop new/alternative methods where the existing ones are not providing reliable information;

Work with the Corporate Business Intelligence (BI) team to ensure consistency of reporting for operating plan targets and other key targets for the CCG;

Analytical and Judgemental:

Advise and support clinical and project/service re-design leads in the progression of projects through the commissioning cycle;

To provide expert advice to clinical and project leads, where performance or project information conflicts with project delivery plans. This will require use of analysis and judgement to assess different components of the project;

Identify and highlight to senior forums within the CCG, interdependencies and associated risks between change projects, including project termination where appropriate, based on the collation, analysis and interpretation of highly complex financial, performance and clinical data;

Make recommendations and develop solutions for overcoming or minimising the likelihood or impact of identified risks, including recommendation of project termination where appropriate.

Policy and Service:

Responsible for the Programme Management arrangements and leads for the CCG on the development and implementation of co-ordinated processes across the local health economy in order to achieve the Transformation and QIPP Programme objectives;

Financial and Physical Resources:

Tracking and monitoring of QIPP savings and resources on behalf of the CCG and wider health and social care economy as appropriate;

Human Resources:

Matrix working with project sponsors, clinical leads and project/service redesign leads working on the Programme and ensuring their adherence to agreed processes and quality standards;

Communication and Relationships:

The post holder will act as a conduit to maintain a consistent approach within the cross organisational matrix programme structure, ensuring projects are delivered in a timely, and quality assured manner;

Present the progress of specific projects to the Performance Sub- Committee, Locality management groups and other forum and stakeholders as required;

Corporate Responsibilities:

To participate in the personal development review (PDR) system, ensuring that planned objectives are achieved; to take responsibility for directing your own learning;

The post holder should ensure their actions support the legal requirements of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended) Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended), the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1994 and 1998, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and all other Equalities legislation as it is enacted.

This job description is an outline only and may be amended in detail and/or emphasis from time to time, to take account of any changes following discussion with the Post Holder.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers 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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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