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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2020.

Assistant Project and Delivery Manager

Job Reference: 144-NK018-DRSS-20-BH

Employer:
NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Department:
Devon Referral Support Service
Location:
Newton Abbot
Salary:
£21,089 to £23,761 pro rata

About us

The Devon System are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

As a system, we face considerable challenges and as we move into the future, we will need to focus on a number of key areas including:

  • Seek solutions that work for the system as a whole.
  • Standardise practice and services where it makes sense to do so.
  • Focus on cost reduction and cost containment.
  • Recognise that participation will be required at system, locality, neighbourhood and organisational level on the priority areas.
  • Invest in out of hospital models which are right care in the right place.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of funding and outcomes by locality.
  • Prevent investments that total more than the funding allocation growth received into the system.
  • Consider financial decisions alongside quality, safety and any impact on patient experience of care.
  • Share risks and benefits across the system and ensure they are fully understood by all parties.

As part of the Devon System, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is one of the biggest CCGs in England, serving a patient population of nearly 1.2 million people with a budget of more than £1.8 billion and is a key component of our Devon Health and Care System.

We plan local healthcare and buy services, including acute, community, mental health and ambulance services.

Our diverse area of operation includes the cities of Plymouth and Exeter, remote rural areas such as Exmoor and Dartmoor, and coastal areas including Torbay and Ilfracombe. We work closely with three main local authorities: Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Council.

We work with our local communities and other partners in our area, to improve people’s health and make sure they can receive high quality, local services.

We face considerable challenges and to tackle these we have six shared ambitions as a system for the next ten years:

  1. Effective and efficient care
  2. Integrated Care Model
  3. A Devon-wide deal
  4. Children and young people
  5. Digital Devon
  6. Equally Well

We are seeking talented individuals to join NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). NHS Devon is the largest CCG in England and covers a population of 1.2 million. We are responsible for commissioning £1.1bn of healthcare services onbehalf of the local population. We work with the four acute hospitals and the 127 GP practices in Devon along with the local authorities and other valued partners.

Our highly engaged clinical leaders have designed an innovative organisation with distinct characteristics, including working through localities with devolved accountability, an internal collaborative business approach that ensures positive partnerships with neighbouring CCGs and an organisation that blends scale and localism. The successful applicants for all of these posts will have a passion for working closely with clinical leaders and our staff to help build sustainable health and social care systems.

We now need a highly motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Project & Delivery Manager to join the Devon Referral Support Service (DRSS) team based at Newton Abbot. It is essential that the post holder has the ability to travel as work will be undertaken across CCG sites.

The post holder will assist the Head of Devon Referral Support Service, Senior Business Managers and Lead Clinicians within DRSS and work directly with Project & Delivery Managers across both sites.

The main priorities of this role will be to provide and coordinate administrative and project support along with producing patient communications through a variety of media.

The applicant must possess significant administrative and communications experience including in depth working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook (Calendars and email), a high level of IT competency, social media skills, excellent writing and creative skills.

The post holder must be used to working in an ever changing environment with the ability to work under pressure and in a large open-plan office.

Previous NHS experience would be an advantage as well as knowledge of the e-Referral system.

For more information about the role contact Jane Bullard (Customer Relations and Quality Lead) on jane.bullard@nhs.net or 01626 204931.




The CCG uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to help us make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children (for specific positions included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975).

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 Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information and to self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website.

All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

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We will consider requests for flexible working for all positions that we advertise.

Please note:

  • Where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.
  • All posts can be considered as development opportunities if applicants do not meet the essential criteria at the time of appointment but would be able to meet this in a reasonable time frame.
  • Vacancies may close early if a high volume of applications are recieved.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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