Interim Programme Manager

Discipline: Finance

Sector: NHS

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 18/12/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 - 6 months

Salary: £350 per day


The Programme Manager is a senior manager with subject matter experience in project, programme and portfolio management. They will manage stakeholders up to executive level and work in partnership with the Senior Leadership team.

The post holder will demonstrate a methodical and structured approach along with extensive project management skills and the ability to manage all aspects of the full project lifecycle:

  • Identifying and managing programme dependencies.
  • Identification and management of project risks and issues.
  • Ability to share project management knowledge and experience to project/scheme leads across the organisation.
  • Provide timely programme progress updates on status of projects as required by the assurance system.
  • Attend regular work stream meetings to provide progress updates and highlight key risks/issues.
  • Providing and structure and support to the Project Leads and have close over sight of the entire programme
  • Work with project teams to ensure project documentation (e.g. PID, Business case, delivery plan,Terms of Reference, finance plan, comms plan, Highlight reports and other routine reports, action logs, lessons log ) is completed to appropriate standards.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management:

  • To lead, manage and coordinate delivery of the highly complex Community Transformation and Partnership Programme
  • To lead development and implementation of an articulate and robust plan for a work stream working with key stakeholders.
  • Develop well-defined financial savings logic using clinically and/or financially validated assumptions.
  • Implement efficiency improvements through operational delivery teams
  • Working with service managers and clinicians, proactively identify quantifiable opportunities to improve operational delivery and productivity, and support the development and implementation of associated project plans.
  • Facilitate the timely resolution of ‘bottlenecks’ in the critical pathways of designated improvement programmes.
  • Produce as required and to agreed deadlines regular reports to the respective Programme Board updating on progress and requirements
  • Deliver to agreed deadlines, the production of high quality project documentation


  • Produce key communications materials associated with the respective work stream for Executive Directors and Senior Managers in the Trust
  • Build strong professional relationship with partners and key stakeholders

Training and Development:

  • Ensure robust project management methods (e.g. Prince 2) are applied to the development and implementation of all existing and new cost improvement programmes.
  • Support the Operational teams to understand the governance of the programme and other and facilitate appropriate links with other teams, to encourage knowledge sharing and learning, with respect to transformation, innovation and improvement
  • Lead on ensuring all programme staff are aware of the requirements when managing programmes and projects


  • Flexibility to travel to other locations as required , in order to fulfil requirements of the post

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