Programme Manager.  Business Transformation Services

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum (AfC Band 8a)
07 Feb 2018
04 Mar 2018
Project Manager


Programme Manager.  Business Transformation Services

£40,428 to £48,514 per annum (AfC Band 8a)


Location: Bristol

This exciting and challenging role is working for NHS Blood and Transplant – a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services it provides to the NHS. The organisations purpose is to save and improve lives with an ambition to be the best organisation of its type in the world. 

The role will involve mobilising and management of programmes and projects, agreeing funding and scope through to delivery and completion.  We have a large portfolio of complex, sometimes high risk projects/programmes and the role is key in managing inputs and relationships with key parts of the business through the full lifecycle – initiation, definition, delivery of the programme and its defined benefits and then to final closedown.

We are looking for a person who has the vision and purpose to deliver different types of organisational change – particularly in the areas of;

•             Construction of a new facility and relocation of staff & services

•             Development of new manufacturing and processing technologies (Gene therapies)

•             Development and gap analysis of a target operating model in readiness for delivery

•             Transition planning whilst maintaining current operations

•             Benefits management ensuring that financial & non-financial targets are met

•             Financial tracking of the programme

•             Purchasing of capital and revenue equipment and services

•             Reporting progress to all appropriate internal and external governing bodies & escalating risks and issues as required

•             Staff recruitment, training and consultation

•             IT deployments e.g. networks, telephony, desktop

•             Running and documenting constructive highly focussed meetings

•             Communications and engagement with both external and internal stakeholders incl. regulators

•             Decommissioning of old site and handover of new site to facilities ensuring that relevant documentation in place

•             Aligning with internal QA processes and requirements and ensuring compliance with stringent regulation

We need individuals who have substantial and successful experience in the delivery of change programmes with a high level of business acumen, programme management, planning and organisational skills and working in a challenging stakeholder environment. 

Essential to the role are;

•             Excellent communication and presentation skills

•             Tenacious & milestone focussed

•             Ensures the best performance from all team members and maintains high team morale

•             Organised and structured

•             Excellent MS Project and Office skills

•             Challenging the norms and always looking to exceed targets and driving for excellence

•             Knowledge of NHS regulatory landscape

Benefits of joining our team

Being a member of the NHSBT team gives you access to great benefits in additional to the salary and membership of the NHS final salary pension scheme.  We make a commitment to your continued development with an internal ‘Shine’ programme and qualifications/training related to the role. The role has the opportunity to apply for a lease car through our national scheme and you will be able to be a member of the NHS final salary pension scheme.

Our roles are national roles, based out of our key offices in Watford, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and travel is likely to be involved with some overnight stay.

For informal enquiries please email Simon Turner at

This vacancy will close at midnight on 21 February, with the first round of interviews being held in Filton on 20 March 2018.

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