National Project Support

Health Education Engla
Any HEE Office, National
Competitive salary
29 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
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.

Why choose us

At Health Education England our purpose is to work collaboratively across the NHS to plan, educate and train the health workforce.

To support this, we are committed to engaging with our staff, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and expertise to adapt to change, enhance productivity and create a more diverse, inclusive and supportive culture and we believe that our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. HEE is committed to supporting its staff to develop networks that will help to shape the culture and behaviours of our organisation. We currently have a number of staff networks including:
  • Disability staff network (DSN) BAME)
  • Black Asian and Minority Ethnic network
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans + network (HEERO's)
  • Women's Network
  • Carer's Network
  • HEE staff are also supported to set up their own networks, to help develop and shape an inclusive culture at HEE.

Why this role matters

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a National Project Support to join our Talent for Care Team, working on either the Apprenticeship or Widening Participation workstream.

The Widening Participation agenda aims to support the NHS to; develop a home-grown workforce that is reflective of communities it serves, and improve social mobility by providing opportunities and widening access for people who are disadvantaged or underrepresented within the workplace and related courses. This includes measuring impact through a social model of change, supporting a diverse and inclusive culture.

HEE are also committed to support the growth of the Apprenticeship agenda in the NHS, ensuring every member of staff is recognised, valued, has a clear identity; and every opportunity, through education training and support, is utilised to find and use their 'talent for care'. The apprenticeship agenda not only includes the development of new Apprenticeship standards in Healthcare, but it has a particular focus on the Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships in the NHS. This is part of the government manifesto commitment to increasing the nursing workforce by 50,000, where apprenticeships will play a key part.

This permanent position will encourage, at all levels a diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture supporting national strategy that demonstrates HEE's commitment to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. In turn, supporting HEE to be an Employer of Choice.

As an employer we are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, and will be pivotal to this role.

What will you do

You will report to the National Programme Officer and lead the administrative functions and duties across the key workstreams. You will work within a national team, with strong national and regional links and support the delivery of our strategy and our annual business plan by providing high-level administrative support to managers across the team.
  • Take responsibility for the team administration duties, including good file storage management, excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, coordinating the efforts of programme managers across projects and workstreams.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation to support and enable the projects and initiatives.
  • Be an excellent communicator and effective team member, supporting a complex portfolio of competing national priorities.
  • Lead by example, role modelling a supportive, inclusive culture, with a focus on quality and 'can do' attitude, inclusive working style encouraging engagement and input from everyone.

We'll also need to see these skills demonstrated in your application
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships
  • Strong communicator with excellent writing skills, data entry and formatting presentations: capable of constructing and delivering clear information/ instructions to staff and service users
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy working environment and able to multi-task and retain concentration and manage unpredictable working days
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust, handle confidential, highly complex and sensitive information with discretion
  • Ability to compile and manipulate various sources of information to produce reports
  • Knowledge or understanding of the Talent for Care programme, including specifically the Widening Participation and Apprenticeships agenda.

Experience that you would be expected to have
  • Experience of working as an administrator or analyst
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced office environment
  • Experience of managing a complex diary
  • Experience of arranging meetings and formal committees
  • Experience of online virtual meeting software
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experienced in using Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

We are committed to ensuring this post is open to individuals from all backgrounds. If you require any adjustments as part of the recruitment and selection process or would like to discuss potential adjustments should you be successful, please get in touch. This role can be undertaken from any of HEE's offices across England. You will be required to travel to London and other parts of the country as required. Successful candidates will therefore need to be able to travel independently and carry a laptop

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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.

If you a query relating to your application process, please contact The Recruitment Team on 0300 3230201.

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