Head of Programmes and Policy

Recruiter
Hays
Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Aug 2019
Closes
14 Sep 2019
Ref
1243717773
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Charity Vacancy - Policy & Programme - Strategist - London Based - Good salary - Health Care - Community

Your new company

Working for one of the UK's largest and best known charities. Their workforce spans England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The organisation prides itself on giving its people a working environment that is rewarding and supportive, inspiring and challenging. Everyone who works there lives the organisations values every day.

Your new role

You'll lead the development of an exciting new Community programme which aims to prevent 150,000 heart attacks and strokes over the next ten years. You'll work with community leaders and networks to improve detection rates of the main risk factors for heart attack and stroke (atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) to help turn research and insights into real-world impact for patients and the public. Working with senior managers and leader you'll help to shape and drive the direction and activity of our Healthcare Innovation directorate, and will work closely with colleagues across the organisation, in particular in marketing and communications, to help us reach more people, in new ways, with greater impact.

This position will play a leading role in developing innovative community health programmes that engage people and communities.

What you'll need to succeed

We would be looking for experienced health professionals for this role but key elements we would also be looking for in a person are outlined below:

* A breadth of leadership, able to bring a new team together and move forward key projects within the organisation * A strategist able to bring programmes of work into reality
* Experience in the early design and development of new programmes
* Knowledge of designing propositions, with marketers would be beneficial. Not necessarily having written them but with some knowledge of what's involved in the process.
* Experience of developing programmes in the community in a non-traditional setting - i.e. not in a GP's surgery but in community centres and local centres, to spread the reach and support we can give to the public

You'll have a strong understanding of the NHS and the UK health care policy landscape and will, ideally, have a postgraduate qualification in a related field, e.g. marketing, healthcare management. With proven experience as a programme lead or similar role in a large, complex organisation you'll have experience of leading community or public health related programmes and will be able to develop strong working relationships with the wider team, having previously led and managed teams in a previous role.

To be successful in this role you'll have experience in the following areas:

* Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills, able to work closely with stakeholders at very senior levels
* Strong strategic analytical skills, able to frame problems and solutions in a logical fashion
* Able to demonstrate a high degree of empathy and compassion for patient issues
* Able to embrace and deal with ambiguity and complexity and to be open to creativity in leading and bringing about effective change
* Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and support a team with a wide range of professional backgrounds

Knowledge, training and qualifications

Essential

*Educated to degree level with post-graduate level qualification (desirable) in a related field (e.g. marketing, healthcare management)
Strong understanding of the NHS and the UK health care policy landscape

Desirable

* Knowledge of UK health charity sector
* Knowledge of cardiovascular disease, policy and practice
* Programme Management qualification or PMO experience at a senior level
* Leadership qualification or experience at a senior level.

What you'll get in return

Competitive Salary - £57,000 & Benefits

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