Senior Programme Director - National Cancer Programme

Job ID: 765611
Location: London
Category: Health
Salary: From 113,625 per annum negotiable
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Job Reference: 990-NHSE7850C

Employer:NHS EnglandLocation:LondonSalary:From 113,625 per annum

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Senior Programme Director - National Cancer Programme
Executive and Senior Manager Grade 1 - From 113,625 per annum
Base: London

Reporting directly to the National Cancer Director, the Senior Programme Director will be responsible for leading the delivery of cancer transformation programme working with the cancer alliances across England and Vanguard sites. The post is fixed term through to 31st March 2019 (renewable).

This role provides an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of the cancer transformation programme. The post holder will be part of a dynamic team responsible for achieving successful transformation of cancer services nationally, in the Five Year Forward View and national cancer strategy which aims to improve survival and quality of experience for people with cancer in England.
The Senior Programme Director will oversee the coordination and delivery of the workstreams underpinning the national programme and developing strong partnership working arrangements with 16 Cancer Alliances across England which, in addition to the National Cancer Vanguard sites lead delivery of the Cancer Taskforce strategy locally.

The post holder will be responsible for the following:

- Providing visible leadership to the national cancer programme, holding all workstreams, Cancer Alliances/Vanguard sites to account

- Developing strong partnership working arrangements with cancer alliances/vanguard sites

- Agreeing the operating model for the National Cancer Programme as it moves into the delivery phase

- Aligning the programme with NHSE and NHSI operating models, including 62 day recovery plans

- Leading PMO team to deliver agreed priorities and managing risks/resources

- Overseeing the development and implementation of a communications and stakeholder engagement strategy

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to Helen Bullers, Acting Director of People and OD via email

Closing date: 7th July 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
For an informal discussion please contact: Nicola Hunt, Interim Programme Director on 020 7811 8893

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Job Type:Fixed term (31st March 2019)Working pattern:Full Time 37.5 hours per weekPay Scheme:OtherStaff Group:Administrative & Clerical

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