Programme Manager

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Programme Manager
St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Interim Position


Posted: 7th September 2023 17:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.15 per HOUR PAYE

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 3 months

  • St Ives, Cambridgeshire,

    PE27 4LG

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Role: Programme Manager

Contract Length: Anticipated 3 months

Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire , PE27 4LG

Hours per week: Full time or 4 days a week minimum. Hybrid working/flexible options considered

PAY RATE:  £25.15 PAYE per hour


Our client is looking to hire a Programme Manager for approximately 3 months.

You will lead the creation of programme blueprints, planning of programmes and allocation of resources required across all projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that programmes and associated projects have robust governance arrangements in place with effective processes to identify and track programme benefits, track progress against milestones, risks and issues and interdependencies are identified and managed appropriately and the overall integrity and coherence of each programme is maintained.
  • To ensure the Trust’s continuous quality improvement methodology is consistently used across all programmes and projects. Enabling the appropriate and timely deployment of Trust corporate resources (informatics, finance, procurement, communications, clinical systems, human resources, organisational and business development) to the relevant work streams.
  • To develop programme stakeholder engagement and communications plans and co-ordinate all the communication activities for programmes, including working with the communications team to update and brief staff and other key stakeholders from across the organisation, promoting success and achievements.
  • To develop effective reporting mechanisms and reporting processes across the programmes and projects that will include reporting to the senior boards and forums.
  • To develop and work on long term strategic plans and initiatives that will support building the Trust’s capability for continuous improvement, including providing service improvement/project consultancy, training, coaching and supporting Trust service managers
  • To provide direction and supervision to other members of the team aligned to the programmes.
  • To lead and project manage identified projects as required and to provide project/service improvement consultancy and coaching to service project leads, using continuous improvement methodologies, tools and techniques (e.g. productivity improvement, LEAN, statistical process control)
  • To set, or as project consultant, support the setting of clear, deliverable and phased outcomes for projects and their work streams and where required manage their development and delivery to agreed timescales, including responsibility for budgets and quality standards.
  • To produce, or as project consultant, support the production of project documentation for each area of work; identify and incorporate key critical success factors and performance indicators, timescales, benefits and risk mitigation plans



  • Educated to Master’s Degree level or able to demonstrate management experience to this level.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development/education and learning
  • Improvement methodology qualification (e.g.Lean, Six Sigma) accredited or evidence of internal training equivalent to qualification
  • Programme/project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE 2, Agile, MSP)
  • Recognised leadership training or qualification.
  • Recognised change management qualification or training



  • Experience of successfully delivering large scale and complex programmes in either the private or public sector.
  • Experience of using improvement methodologies tools such as Six Sigma, Kaizen and Lean to interrogate end to end processes
  • Experience of building, maintaining and utilising successful relationships with staff at all levels in the organisation
  • Experience of partnership working across organisational boundaries ensuring involvement of key stakeholders.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Programme and Project Management
  • In depth working knowledge of improvement methodologies (E.g. Model for Improvement & Lean Six Sigma) and application of tools and techniques including data analysis.
  • Business process analysis and improvement
  • Human Resources management
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Able to think strategically, set the direction and see the wider picture
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities
  • Highly effective written, presentation and communication skills

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the equivalent PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.
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