Programme Manager

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£300- £500
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Woodrow Mercer Healthcare are looking for Programme Managers to work on a variety of contract roles for Trusts based throughout the UK. We are particularly interested in Persons who have managerial experience in any of the following:

  • Planned Care
  • Mental Health

The postholder will be required to implement and manage the transformation of services in line with the national and regional strategic priorities and will also be expected to show autonomy and a high quality of delivery.

The post holder will have experience of delivering transformation or service changes projects using a project management methodology. Fundamental to the role are proven communication skills and the ability to work across organisational boundaries to deliver meaningful change.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and deliver change management/ transformation/redesign projects to expected quality, time and value parameters.
  • Develop creative and effective approaches to drive projects forward with an emphasis on supporting the services/teams through the change and achieving the best outcomes for service users.
  • Ensure robust financial governance and manage financial resources in all areas and delivery of transformation programme’s.
  • Engage in often complex and sensitive discussions and negotiations with a range of stakeholders.
  • Expected to demonstrate leadership in transformation programme.
  • Identify, lead and/or contribute to service improvement, productivity and transformation programme’s.
  • Initiate, organise, facilitate and participate in events such as workshops.
  • Monitor and manage the overall performance against agreed targets.
  • Service standards – targets, policies, monitoring, innovation, develop income opportunities and proactively participate in commissioning discussions.
  • HR - Inspire, lead and manage, performance management, appraisals, resource and capability planning.



The ideal candidate will have:

  • Prior experience of working in NHS in delivering transformation or improvement projects; working with senior practitioners and managers
  • Sound understanding of healthcare and integrated care system
  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
  • Substantial experience of managing transformation of services
  • Demonstrable success in instigating/leading and managing change.
  • Demonstrable experience of performance management and meeting key targets.
  • Leadership and ability to motivate and empower others. Positive and effective team worker.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the organisation including: Strong liaison and negotiation skills. Writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadline and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, Judgement and analytical skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Able to translate complex, sensitive issues and problems.
  • Able to deliver flexible and creative solutions to difficult problems and challenges.
  • Analyse, present and tailor complex data and information to a wide range of audiences.
  • Intellectually flexible to work beyond existing structures and ways of working to deliver effective services.

This role is on an initial 6 Month basis:

  • Start date - Immediately
  • Hours/Days pw – Full time, remote
  • Rate – varies on experience  (outside IR35)
  • Location – Various UK

For more information please contact Recruitment Consultant – Matt Cardy via or 07437 018116, who will be happy to discuss this vacancy in more detail. 

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