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- Team Manager (NHS AfC: Band 8a) - Policy, Strategy - NHS England, UK

Team Manager (NHS AfC: Band 8a) - Policy, Strategy - NHS England

NHS England

The Quality Strategy Team’s main objective is to drive a focus on quality (effectiveness, experience and safety) and to improve outcomes across the NHS, using the tools and levers at the disposal of NHS England and of partner organisations. Within this, we have responsibility for improving quality and outcomes for children and young people. We are also responsible for leading on cross-cutting policy and strategy issues, working across all clinical policy teams. The team works closely with the National Medical Director and Chief Nursing Officer, as well as National Clinical Directors, Regional Medical and Nursing Directors and their teams. We work particularly closely with the National Clinical Director for Children and Young People.

We maintain strong working relationships with teams across NHS England, as well as with key partner organisations, such as the Care Quality Commission, NICE, NHS Improvement, Health Education England and Public Health England. We support these organisations in coming together to focus on and align around quality through the National Quality Board.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to lead on clinical policy and strategy issues relating to children and young people. You will work closely with the National Clinical Director for Children and Young People, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders, including clinicians, children and young people, parents, professional bodies and charities. Applicants should have experience of working in policy, strong stakeholder management skills and excellent drafting skills.

You will be responsible for ensuring a focus on improving health outcomes through the commissioning system, using the tools and levers at the disposal of NHS England and its partners.

The post holder will be responsible for the following functions (these may be subject to change over time):
Lead NHS England’s work on improving infant and child mortality, working closely with the Department for Education and Department of Health to ensure effective implementation of new statutory guidance on child death review.
Coordinate work across NHS England on children and young people, including managing NHS England’s CYP Commissioners’ Forum
Identify priorities and shape future policy and strategy work on children and young people
Provide policy and strategy input into wider policy areas across the Quality Strategy Team as required.
Produce high-quality written briefs and presentations for a variety of audiences, including senior officials.
Undertake research (desktop, telephone or face to face) to support the team to gather evidence and insight for policy development
Communicate national policy confidently with external stakeholders and support NHS England’s accountability to the Department of Health and the accountability of the Department of Health to Parliament.
Work with commissioners and clinical experts in an effective manner, seeking clinical input where appropriate, to deliver strategies and processes to meet developing needs

Job posted on 24 January 2018.

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