Current vacancies at the Trust

Programme Director - Transforming Our Ways of Working

NHS AfC: Band 9

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NHS AfC: Band 9
37.5 per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's Hospital
£85,884 - £106,900 p.a inclusive of HCA
28/01/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.


We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, renal and cardiothoracic services. We are an integrated acute and community Trust with nearly 2 million patient contacts a year, an annual budget in excess of £1bn and over 13,000 staff.

In common with all NHS organisations, Guy’s and St Thomas’ faces significant opportunities and challenges to sustain success across a range of financial and performance dimensions. That said, the Trust has an excellent track record of mounting an effective and proactive response in such circumstances, predominantly through better utilising the talent of its staff. In recent years, a cornerstone of this has been our Fit for the Future programme, which is an ambitious portfolio of activities across the tripartite agenda of quality, safety and efficiency. At a high level, it has helped create a more efficient organisation that is able to provide healthcare excellence and system leadership despite rising demand and heightened external expectation.

JOB TITLE: Programme Director – Transforming Our Ways of Working


ACCOUNTABLE TO: Executive Director of Improvement


We are looking for a talented, committed and experienced leader to manage the Transforming Our Ways of Working workstream which is part of the refreshed Fit for the Future transformational programme. This purpose of this workstream is to have staff focused on outcomes, not processes, empowered by technology, and supported to work flexibly and cost effectively. The Programme Director will work alongside the Director of Improvement with the Trust Management Executive to ensure that the workstream ambition is effectively translated into the programme definition, that there are clear and well planned delivery stages, that the team has the appropriate skills to deliver the improvements, that there is a good understanding of delivery performance and that appropriate actions are being taken to maintain the scale and pace of improvement. The post holder will manage the Transforming Our Ways of Working workstream team and provide support and guidance to the delivery teams embedded within the trust. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a strong track record of transforming services, engaging large numbers of staff and service users in transformational change and bring new approaches and digital solutions into the NHS. We are looking for someone with excellent problem solving skills, high levels of energy and enthusiasm and the ability to think creatively.

Interviews will be held 7th Feb 2018.

Closing date: 28th Jan 2018.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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0207 188 4960

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.