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Programme Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 278-PAM2-VC-0220

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley, RH10 9BG, Crawley
£52,306 - £60,983

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year.

The Programme Assurance Manager is a senior role responsible for facilitating the successful delivery of critical projects within the PMO Delivery Plan, through the provision of expert project management guidance, support and assurance to Executive decision makers and senior stakeholders

Reporting to the Head of PMO, you will help lead the ongoing development of the Delivery Plan in order to enhance execution of best practice project management standards across the Trust, reducing risk and improving confidence in the overall design and delivery of the projects and major change initiatives.

The Programme Assurance Manager will have responsibility for several complex workstreams/projects, and will be expected to lead the day to day management of these, working closely with Leads in a matrix structure to achieve each workstream’s aim. A number of these projects are highly complex, involving large scale redesign.

Successful candidates will be able to act on their own initiative, demonstrate sound judgement, and have strong programme management skills. Having the ability to manage complex relationships at a senior level and influencing key stakeholders will be required in order to deliver successful outcomes. The post holder should have a demonstrable track record of leading or playing a significant role in supporting the delivery of complex change projects or programmes, and ideally will have an operational background in health, as well as strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. This role in particular will also involve deputising for the Head of PMO at key meetings where required with the ability to work autonomously using own initiative to make informed judgements and decisions.

Interview Date - Thursday 27th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Eileen Sanderson (Head of PMO) -

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format off line, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

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