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Programme Manager - South London Partnership Nursing Development Programme

Band 8a

Main area
Corporate Services
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
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Pinewood House,
Dartford, Kent,
£52,093 - £58,186 pa inc
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59
Interview date



Programme Manager – South London Partnership Nurse Development Programme, Band 8a


Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

DIRECTORATE:           Nursing

TENURE:                          Permanent – commencing 1 April 2022

Our South London Partnership is an established partnership bringing together clinical expertise, experience and innovation from Oxleas, South London and Maudsley and South West London NHS Foundation Trusts and St Georges Mental Health Trust. We aim to improve quality, use our resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all, in a population of 3.6 million.

The programme is underpinned by our strategic approach to workforce of which nurses form the largest part. Our SLP Nursing Development Programme aims to improve retention, develop flexible workforce across south London for future mental healthcare, including increased community provision, standardise quality, competencies, development frameworks and sharing innovation, training and opportunities.

Building on the programme’s success to date, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated person to programme manage the next phase to deliver our plans for a new workforce fully incorporating apprenticeship opportunities, advancing clinical practice and specifically developing community mental health teams skills, competencies and new roles to meet requirements of new models of care and long term plan ambitions and establish shared standards

The programme contributes to the delivery of continuing to improve retention, supporting people to stay in their jobs and creating better career pathways for staff in all professional groups.

Working to the Directors and Associate Directors of Nursing, the programme manager will develop, and manage detailed project plans for various work streams in the programme. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the status of the projects is regularly updated, reviewed and reported through our governance systems, managing the budget and most importantly acting as a champion for nursing development.

This is a great opportunity for the successful individual to utilise personal and professional skills to their full extent. The post holder will ideally be educated to master’s level or an equivalent standard and have experience of working in the NHS or similar environment and an understanding of Oxleas, South London and Maudsley or South West London and St Georges Services and supporting changes in the workplace with a minimum of 3 years of varied senior business, service or process / pathway management / leadership experience, and experience of co-ordination, management and planning of complex service improvement projects. They will have excellent communication skills, ideally demonstrated through experience of writing management reports, delivering presentations to a wide range of stakeholders and gaining engagement within complex pieces of work as well as excellent administrative and organisational skills and experience of leading, chairing, and minuting meetings with a range of different stakeholders and professionals and undertaking presentations.

Interview date: 8th October 2021

Oxleas NHS Trust operates a Probationary Period, further details are available on request.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Wells, Executive Director of Nursing: