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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/01/2020.

Integrated Dental Care System (IDCS) Senior Programme Manager

Job Reference: 267-SS2137464

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Business and Performance
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity to lead on the integration of healthcare services to improve access to and provision of dental care to vulnerable people of all ages.

The post holder will be the lead responsible for preparing a bid to NHS England for Special Care and Paediatric Dental Services across the whole of Thames Valley-wide Integrated Dental Care System (IDCS).

This project will combine Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Community Dental Services into an integrated system prepared to meet the needs of a population of over 2.1 Million.

They will develop strong and effective relationships with the Dental Clinical Directors/Heads of Community Dental Services, their Senior Management Teams and other stakeholders.

They will act as an expert resource within the service area and across the IDCS in programme and change management.

As a senior leader the post holder will act as the principal point of contact for the three services with regard to the bid.

They will deputise for the Dental Clinical Directors/Heads of Community Dental Service as required.

The post holder will have extensive skill and understanding in business strategy, contracting, project and change management. They will be expected to demonstrate previous experience in public sector procurement.

The post holder will be expected to work to critical deadlines, vital to the bid success. This will include responding quickly and effectively to complex queries from NHS England and other stakeholders.

The post holder must be an effective and credible negotiator with a wide range of communication styles to ensure they are able to engage with the diverse stakeholder group.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rosalind Mitchell, Clinical Director Oxfordshire Community Dental Service

Jane Little, Clinical Director Buckinghamshire Community Dental Service

Helen Pailthorpe Head of Service Berkshire Community Dental Service

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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