Programme Director

Wellingtone Limited
£90,00- £110,000
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Programme Director

Qualifications/ Education
Educated to Master's Degree or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development
Formal qualification in Project and Programme management or equivalent experience with proven programme management delivery
Evidence of appropriate personal development, as a result of feedback, reflection and experiential learning.

Knowledge & experience- Essential
Significant experience of development of business cases for complex capital investment programmes, and delivery of major (>£100m) complex capital investment programmes.
Significant and proven experience in multiple complex project and programme leadership roles, including management of complex risks.
Well developed knowledge of construction processes and issues of programme and project management methodologies and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects, including risk management.
Knowledge and understanding of statutory requirements associated with highly technical capital schemes, including building regulations, planning approvals, sustainability and environmental legislation, and legislation relating to patient and public involvement.
Knowledge and understanding of clinical services delivery, development, redesign and best practice and how this relates to building design.
Able to demonstrate outstanding leadership and management at senior levels leading complex, contentious, ambiguous and high profile transformational change in a large organisation and across organisations, preferably within the NHS and / or academic environment
High level of managerial competency, including ability to manage a complex and contentious dynamic professional environment.
Extensive senior level budget management experience
Has relevant senior management experience in a variety of health and/or social care settings with evidence of effective partnership working and multi stakeholder engagement
Working knowledge of the UK health and social care sector, including NHS Foundation Trusts, encompassing an understanding of the operating environments of whole care pathway
Demonstrable expertise in the tools and techniques of healthcare improvement and proven experience in implementing transformational change in complex environments using these techniques
Evidence of autonomous decision-making with appropriate reference for advice and authority (e.g. from expert sources) in and outside the organisation
Experience of working in a highly political environment, in which national and local imperatives are potentially in conflict and addressing different stakeholders appropriately.
A confident and demonstrable track record in using quantitative, qualitative and financial and other relevant information to inform delivery planning and in monitoring performance
Evidence of achievement of leading change through people and influence and securing high performance by effective collaborative partnership working and empowering others
Evidence of successful management of multiple stakeholders with competing interests.
Managing conflict, displaying high levels of emotional intelligence and remaining calm and resilient under pressure.

Has experience of leading change through joint board arrangements
Has operated in a partnership/joint role across organisational boundaries
Evidence of successfully influencing regional/national policy relating to specific services, specialties or business issues.
Experience in a responsible director / senior management position in a complex operational environment implementing change and redesign across organisational boundaries and sectors
Sophisticated understanding of equality issues and how they affect different sections of the community

Skills & Ability
Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and authority to deliver advanced relationship management across multiple stakeholders
Strong people management skills, able to motivate and inspire clinical and non-clinical colleagues to enable them to deliver their best.
Ability to successfully analyse complex issues and situations, provide logical decisions, and reconcile competing interests, providing practical and creative solutions to problems through collaborative working to promote corporate vision
Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively, and to prioritise work programmes in the face of competing demands, including an evidenced approach to robust programme management skills
A strong sense of personal and team accountability coupled to a clear understanding of the boundaries around delegated authority and robust performance management
Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners to create the conditions for successful partnership working
Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships through transformation
Demonstrates high calibre leadership, negotiating and influencing skills which command personal support and commitment from others and secure the necessary support to deliver results and impact
Proven experience of highly effective written and verbal communication at the highest levels, including public speaking and preparation of complex written reports.
Excellent presentation and facilitation skills to very senior audiences, conferences and events
Evidence of outstanding inter-personal skills, with a demonstrable ability to engage positively with individuals from junior to very senior levels and to deliver solutions in conflict situations
Exceptionally high level of political awareness and sensitivity, with the ability to understand the wider interest groups and stakeholders within the Trust, and to work sensitively to overcome their differing positions and interests
Ability to understand both operational detail and wider strategic environment and to articulate these to others. This needs to include the ability to make clear rational decisions and exercise independent judgement
Ability to cope with ambiguity, perform and direct others whilst delivering through uncertainty
Resilience to effectively manage workloads despite frequent interruptions and conflicting demands to sustain performance focus and meet concurrent and demanding goals and deadlines
Financial awareness and business acumen, and a demonstrable ability to effectively manage large and complex budgets; including budget setting and monitoring
Literate in information and communications and digital technologies, including project management software
Competent with the full range of Microsoft products - Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
Commercial minded, and able to support the development of compelling offerings for potential partners

Evidence of leading in regional/national developments as well as within organisations
Ability to work to deliver value beyond healthcare, seeing the position of strategic developments in the context of local economic and social growth, and in the context of development of London as a world leading city.
Proven ability to develop highly compelling written narrative to inform public debate, as well as professional/service debate
Evidence of leading changes to services that deliver significant value for patients and taxpayers.
Skilled in cross-health economy analysis of trends and situations and an ability to deliver applicable change solutions
Able to motivate senior individuals to make significant changes to their working arrangements and services in order to deliver greater value

Personal Style and Behaviour
and Behaviour
High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement, and flexibility in approach and attitude
Evidence of a strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty, inclusiveness and personal integrity
Demonstrates both professional and personal credibility and is recognised and respected as a leader in their field
Evidence of holding strong public service values and being deeply motivated to improve services and make a real difference to the health status of patients, clients and the public
Evidence of understanding of own strengths and limitations and self-impact on others
Evidence of skill and effectiveness as a member of a team at senior level, contributing especially to team building and leadership
Evidence of the ability to constructively challenge (upwards, downwards, horizontally across structures and organisations) and encourage even the most resistant cynic to think of lateral solutions
Acts as a role model, standard setter, coach and motivator and able to challenge the status quo
Articulate, self-motivated, committed, inspiring and enthusiastic
Actively promotes the role of patients, families and staff in shaping services and improvements.
Consistently seeking and creating collaborative working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Sets high personal standards of accountability and responsibility for themselves and their teams, and holds others and themselves to account.
Uses evidence to assess problems, seek out innovation, and make improvements.
Decisive, at the appropriate point in considering issues.
Resilient, and acts to develop the resilience of others.
Has the adaptability to manage on multiple fronts, maintaining focus on short- medium