Project Choice Area Manager

Health Education Engla
Stewart House, London
Competitive salary
05 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Based in central London within the Royal Free London locality, the post holder may also at times be required to work at various sites across the country.

Following approval from the Department of Education, HEE has been awarded funding to develop a NHS National Supported Internship programme for young people with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LDD) as well as Autism.

This very unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to manage and develop the Supported Internship which has been identified as a key priority, and can bring significant value to the NHS by providing young people with LDD/ Autism with the training and work experience required for careers in the NHS and its associated sectors.

The Area Manager will play a key role in delivering the local programme of supported internships to interns with LLDD or Autism aged 16 to 24 years. The manager will be expected to develop and manage the project, whilst ensuring the students learn the skills required for work and ensure positive outcomes for young people on programme. You will work as part of a team based with an NHS organisation.

You will also be involved in supporting work experience across the programme area. You will manage additional staff working locally on programme. You will have knowledge of and have implemented staff appraisal processes.

You will be supporting the progress impact and outcomes of the programme; putting in place the appropriate risk management strategies to offset any risks which might affect the achievement of intended priorities and objectives.

It is essential that you have experience of working on supported internship or supported employment programmes. You must have experience of teaching students with Learning Disabilities in a classroom setting and in a work placement and hold a Training in Systematic Instruction qualification. You will have strong presentation and persuasion skills and experience of multi-agency working with Local Authorities and NHS Trusts. You must have experience of sourcing additional support funding and training and management of job coaches. You must have an understanding of disability employment and apprenticeship legislation. You must have strong IT skills to compile reports and spreadsheets of learner data, and to design and develop teaching materials to suit the needs of individual learners. The post holder will be familiar with legislation relating to Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP's) and the role of Project Choice as a provider in facilitating reviews of them, adopting the person centred review model when doing so.

For posts based in Inner London, the above salaries will include the additional supplement of 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,473 per annum and a maximum payment of £6,890 per annum. This is offered in accordance with NHS Terms and Conditions and is based on office location.

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!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Linda Selby

Job title: Project Choice National Lead - Operations

Email address:

Telephone number: 07747 775659

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non-UK/RoIcandidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorshipby accessing the 'Skilled Worker visa' link on the right hand-side.

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Not everyone needs a 'Skilled Worker' visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you're eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It's cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge.

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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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