Project Manager

NHS England
London (Central), London (Greater)
£31,696 - £41,787 a year
21 May 2018
21 Jun 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The System Transformation Group (STG) is a national team responsible for catalysing the development of Integrated Care Systems (ICS). 


The STG will see through the commitment in the Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View to make “the biggest national move towards integrated care of any western country”. 

 Many of the challenges the NHS faces are systemic; for example, taking the strain off of A&Es is the collective job of GPs, hospitals, urgent treatment centres, 111, local government and care homes. Similarly, improving cancer or mental health services requires the collaboration of several organisations, working together systematically in new ways. 

 So the first task for the STG is to catalyse and support the emergence of meaningful and effective health systems across the country, building on the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) that have been established. These have begun in different places and will mature at different speeds. 

The strongest systems – designated as ‘integrated care systems’ –will go further by integrating services and funding, and by redesigning how care is provided. ICSs will implement validated population health models that proactively seek to prevent illness or acute deterioration. 

 Working closely with our regionally-based colleagues as well as at NHS Improvement, the STG is responsible for:  

  • Supporting systems to deliver the NHS’ key priorities: redesigned urgent and emergency care, stronger and more accessible primary care, improved mental health and cancer services;

Developing population health analytics and disseminating learning about how to redesign care in response to this intelligence, drawing 

  • on the best of the new care model vanguards;
  • Developing and testing new models of regulatory oversight and system-wide metrics;
  • Developing system control totals, alternative payment models and supporting cross-system efficiencies;
  • Reshaping commissioning to enable integrated providers to emerge and to reflect the movement away from payment by results (PbR);
  • Convening ICSs and STPs as a leadership group and providing platforms for peer-to-peer learning;
  • Arranging other support as required - for example, on technology or workforce - drawing on other teams and outside experts;
  • Overall strategy and policy as it relates to the development of integrated health systems in England.      Â

The STG operates a flexible resourcing model, where post-holders within the System Support and Development team will work across a range of areas that could include: integrated care system policy development, site support to STPs and ICSs, population health management, finance and efficiency, governance, population health capabilities and many others. 


As a project manager, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the System Transformation Group. 

 The post holder will support the Assistant/ Deputy Director and their team to ensure that their work stream of programmes are planned and managed effectively and take the lead in assisting in their successful delivery. Key activities would include, to: 


  • • Maintain a good knowledge of policies existing and emerging and apply this knowledge when developing strategy with key stakeholders to overcome barriers to implementation.
  • Manage relationships with internal stakeholders, facilitating their involvement in the delivery of the programme as well as helping to signpost third parties.
  • Manage the Team’s business support function, including developing and managing the team’s business plan, progress and reporting risk and issue management.


  • Liaise with appropriate functions within the Cluster and the Sector.
  • • Manage all corporate business returns, including planning and workforce returns.
  • Drafting policy briefings and reports, and feeding into discussions to take these forward within the programme.
  • Develop and implement a content management system to ensure information is properly managed and best practice is shared across the team, Directorate and the wider NHS organisation.


Take a lead in the coordination of training & development and 

  • recruitment activity across the Team.
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Team budgets.


  • Project manage agreed projects

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