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Senior Workforce Development Project Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Workforce Development Project Management
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Home based / Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
£45,780 - £51,393 £45,780 - £51,393 per annum including HCAS
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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.


An exciting, developmental opportunity within the busy, high-volume and friendly National Workforce Skills Development Unit awaits the right candidate. The Unit supports and facilitates the development of the national mental health and learning disabilities workforce. In doing so, the Unit specifies, manages, and is accountable for national projects with a focus on strategic workforce issues throughout the NHS in support of the NHS Long Term Plan. 

Knowledge and experience of workforce development is essential, gained preferably within an NHS and social care setting. 

Our fast-paced, developmental and supportive environment will offer you flexible working arrangements and multiple opportunities for training and development. A flexible approach is essential to support the priorities that may alter within the projects life cycles.

You will provide effective project management and development of all functions and associated workstreams, while ensuring alignment of systems, processes and resources, all to support the delivery of the Unit’s projects. It is expected that you will work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment while demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence. You will help to minimise cost and implementation risks, liaising with the team and diverse groups of stakeholders to ensure effective communication and governance. You will also work with senior leads to ensure the projects’ objectives are turned into tangible deliverables. You will be expected to deliver progress reports, proposals, and other required documentation to various audiences, including project team, internal and external sponsors and key stakeholders.   

As Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for providing mentorship and coaching to junior project managers. You will be expected to take a lead role in the mutually agreed areas of the management of the Unit. When required, you will deputise for the Senior Programme Lead in agreed areas of work. 

If this sounds like the right position for you, we would love to hear from you!

Candidates are requested to use the ‘Supporting Information’ section on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.


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Rob Hardy
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Senior Programme Lead
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