Programme Support Manager

Health Education England
Willow Terrace Road, Leeds
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution.

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy's pregnancy at work scheme.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a permanent post within the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Healthcare Partnership to provide support and guidance to NHS employers to enable apprenticeships to be one of the routes to meet future workforce skill needs.

The postholder will take a lead role on behalf of the Healthcare Partnership, working within Health Education England, in implementing initiatives and managing programmes of work, identified to support the required expansion of skills and transformation of the workforce through the use of apprenticeships.

The post-holder will play a key role in ensuring that by having the right mix of skills and effective working across teams and care settings, the requirements of the NHS workforce are met with apprenticeships playing a vital role. A key part of the role will be to translate key pieces of national policy and strategy into practice and support services to implement and embed in local practice as appropriate. The post-holder will work in collaboration with and will be required to influence HR Directors; Apprenticeship Leads within NHS Employers; Primary Care; CICs; Care settings.

The successful candidate will have well developed communication and organisational skills to support the Healthcare Partnership in managing their transformation and improvement programmes; and will have significant experience of managing complex projects that span organisational boundaries. Previous NHS experience and knowledge of requirements of health professional bodies in respect to apprenticeship programmes is desirable. Experience of successfully implementing apprenticeship programmes is essential along with an in-depth knowledge of ESFA Funding Rules and proven ability to translate these for NHS employers. Experience of implementing Ofsted Quality Assurance Framework is desirable.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 7 with a full-time starting salary of £38,890, with pay step increases after 2 years' service and 5 years' service. These salaries are offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and the HEE Pay Progression Policy and are subject to annual cost of living review.

If you like what you have read and think you have the skills and experience we need then don't delay, apply today! We get lots of applications for our roles and so we sometimes have to close our posts early. Don't miss out!

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 14 December 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kay Butterfield, Education Transformation Programme Manager,, 07867780379

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Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Candidates are reminded that, if you are applying on a secondment basis, you must have agreement with your current manager that if successful you will be released for the period of the secondment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.


After applying, your application will be imported into our third-party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Health Education England transferring the information contained in this application to TRAC. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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