Senior Strategy Manager | NHS England and NHS Improvement
NHS England
London, GB
6d ago
source : GOV.UK

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer? Do you want to ensure more people survive cancer than ever before?

Working in NHS England’s Cancer Programme, that’s exactly what you’ll do.

As a leader within the NHS National Team, you will set the agenda for cancer services in England. Working with patients, clinicians, charities and across the public sector, our aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, increase survival and improve the quality of life and experience for cancer patients.

We develop national policy and strategy, and work with our Cancer Alliances across the country to transform services for patients.

This is an exciting time for the NHS Cancer Programme. Our work to implement the Independent Cancer Taskforce strategy has already started to transform the experience of cancer patients across England.

The publication of the NHS Long Term Plan provides us with an opportunity to go even further. You will be instrumental in delivering on our ambition to diagnose three in four cancers at an early stage so that even more people survive cancer in the future.

Are you the right person for the job?

We are looking for a Senior Strategy Manager to join our team to focus on national strategy and delivery, working in the Strategy and Programme Management team.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading the transformation of cancer services and outcomes across England.

They will be proactive leaders who enjoy problem solving, working at pace and taking others with them in the quest for better outcomes.

Primary responsibilities :

  • Lead on national or local strategy and policy development and deliver time bound projects to meet corporate and team objectives.
  • Oversee and ensure the development and delivery of specific Cancer Programme projects.
  • Provide expert strategic and policy advice and guidance on all areas of the National Director’s portfolio, operating within a political and sensitive environment.
  • Manage a small team and matrix manage project work, supporting team members in their development, including through timely feedback and coaching.
  • Work with colleagues from across the strategy function to ensure that Programme reporting, planning, communications and engagement are aligned and promote the Programme’s visibility and accountability.
  • Deliver and facilitate workshops, meetings and events in order to develop policy and strategy, solve problems and build consensus on complex issues.
  • Provide leadership across the strategy function to ensure high-quality and timely delivery across the team.
  • Represent the Cancer Programme at a range of internal and external forums and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and delivery partners.
  • Work flexibly across the team’s portfolio and within tight timescales.
  • Person specification

    Educated to masters or equivalent level, or with equivalent experience of working at a senior level in a specialist area, they will possess :

  • Experience at a senior level in developing strategy and national policy to improve patient experience and outcomes.
  • Experience of programme management in a large-scale organisation, and operating within complex organisational structures.
  • Experience of successfully operating in complex, highly politicised environments and effectively managing competing priorities and stakeholders.
  • Subject matter expertise across a number of key areas relating to health and public service delivery.
  • Candidates will evidence :

  • Ability to build excellent collaborative networks, influence and work through others.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity, whilst working at pace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including negotiation, conflict management and partnership working
  • Ability to understand a broad range of complex information quickly and make decisions where
  • opinions differ / no obvious solution.

  • Good presentational skills including ability to clearly convey complex concepts.
  • Ability to use informed persuasion to influence others.
  • Candidates will bring the following expertise :

  • Leadership skills and the ability to lead and develop others, including feedback and coaching skills.
  • An understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this on engagement.
  • An appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, NHS England and individual provider and commissioning organisations.
  • This advert closes on Wednesday 20 May 2020

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