This is an exciting time to join our team. NHS finances are rarely out of the news, and the Government is looking to achieve substantial efficiency savings within the NHS provider sector (hospitals, community, mental health and ambulance services). The role requires a strong delivery focus, assuring delivery of the major NHS Improvement programmes on Operational Productivity and Agency Staffing, balanced by more strategic policy development, leading thinking about longer-term reform and new avenues for generating savings. The post holder will also lead on a high-profile project for the Secretary of State, piloting new ways of working flexibly for NHS staff.
The role requires programme delivery, policy making and analytical skills, as well as the ability to forge excellent working relationships with partners and senior stakeholders. It is a high profile and fast-paced area in which to work, requiring active prioritisation, excellent communication and joined-up working with other DH teams.