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Strategic Projects Lead & Operations Coordinator

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£39,866 to £49,704 per annum (HCAS Incl.)
04/03/2019 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.



The Department of Education and Training

The Dean’s Office was established to support and enable the strategic leadership with the Executive and Department of Education and Training and to address and resolve issues that fall across the directorate to ensure the integration of systems and processes. The Role


The Strategic Projects Lead & Operations Coordinator (Dean’s Office) – previously the Dean’s Office Manager – is responsible for leading the Dean’s Office. This is a key role essential to the effective running of the Dean’s Office with a remit to work closely with the Director of Education & Training / Dean of Postgraduate Studies.


As the Department of Education and Training has developed and grown there is an increased need for leadership in strategic project development and delivery. This role has evolved to encompass working alongside the Director of Education and Training/ Dean of Postgraduate Studies, independently managing specific projects within the directorate. The post-holder will represent the operational managers group at the Education and Training Executive. As the Operational Coordinator, the post-holder will be expected to work with operational managers to understand and resolve key issues that occur across the directorate. This is an enabling aspect of the role because line management responsibility will sit elsewhere for these operational managers.


The post-holder will be involved in the development of policy and service changes within education and training. Researching key literature and writing briefing papers will be a key part of the role. The post-holder will be responsible and accountable for supporting the Director of Education & Training/ Dean of Postgraduate Studies and senior leadership team in business activities.


The post-holder is DET’s Complaints Liaison Officer and is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate policies and procedures are followed in discharging the Trust’s duty in managing all DET-related complaints.


The post-holder will also oversee all aspects of office management for the Dean’s Office and manage the office space and resources for the wider directorate. This includes managing the maintenance and replacement of all furniture, equipment and facilities, as required.

Closing date: 7th February 2019

Interview date: tbc


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For further details / informal visits contact:

Saphron Birkett ( or 0208 938 2567