Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00
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Head Programme Manager

Band 8a to Band 8c

Main area
Estates & Facilities
Band 8a to Band 8c
Full time: 37.5 per week
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Sentinel House
£45,753 to £73,664 p.a.
07/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Are you passionate about making a positive difference and supporting people to make the most of their lives?

At Dorset HealthCare our vision is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do so that we achieve our number one goal of delivering high quality care, first time, every time.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Head Programme Manager to join the Estates & Facilities Department. You will work as part of a dynamic team, working on a wide range of Capital projects.

We require a Programme Manager with demonstrable experience of leading a programme of projects spanning Government funded Health Infrastructure projects as well as Trust specific schemes. This role will also take responsibility for developing the project management skills set within the Estates & Facilities Directorate. It would be beneficial if you have skills in business case writing but not essential.

A good team player with excellent communications skills, you will be adept at establishing effective working relationships with clinicians, managers and administrative staff at all levels. You will have a good grasp of change management and an appreciation of the cultural change needed when implementing initiatives.

At Dorset HealthCare we embrace flexible working and working from home. 

Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £23 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Salary commensurate with experience

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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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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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Michelle McKirdy on 07789 616000 or