Programme Director – the role

Windhill Green Medical Centre

This role has now been appointed to and so the information below is for reference only.
Salary – up to £100k

The Programme Director will be accountable to and report into the Integration and Change Board (ICB)** for delivery of a complex programme of work to transform and integrate services with the main components including:

  • Accountable Care AWC
  • Accountable Care Bradford
  • Acute Provider Collaboration
  • Local Authority transformation programme

The ICB Terms of Reference and supporting governance structure are found here PD ICB Terms of reference

**The ICB is required to provide system wide leadership and accountability for securing the delivery of a sustainable health and social care system within the Bradford health and care economy.  Implementing the vision and direction for delivering the best outcomes for the population as set out in the local sustainability and transformation plan. It is accountable to the Bradford Health and Wellbeing Board. 

The Programme Director will be accountable for and oversee programme and project activity across the District and all partner organisations, enabling the ICB to track delivery, actions, risks, challenges and benefits across the programmes.  They’ll ensure an effective and consistent approach to managing project and programme activity, creating confidence and driving change.  They’ll be the eyes and ears of the ICB, so that where projects and programmes are encountering problems the ICB can act quickly to get the programme back on track.

Building on deep foundations as an effective Programme Manager, the Programme Director will bring the authority, personal credibility, strong relationships and intellectual dexterity to bring challenge and change across the partnerships.  They’ll bring the necessary programme management expertise to support delivery whilst working across the system to deliver a sustainable health and care economy.  Rather than a focus on Gantt charts and spreadsheets, they’ll bring a focus on relationships, change, delivery and effective partnerships.  The Programme Director may not come from the health or care sector but could bring similar experience of directing programmes of complex transformation.

The Programme Director will not have any directly reporting support staff but will work within a facilitative environment.  They will need to be good at maintaining relationships with senior leaders across the health and care system and be comfortable operating with a high degree of ambiguity.

To succeed they will:

  1. Bring clinicians and system leaders together to highlight the challenges, opportunities, risks and clinical case for change in key areas across the health and care system.
  2. Within a PMO framework, build on existing collaboration, governance, responsibility and accountability arrangements to ensure that they are fit for purpose.
  3. Ensure that the current processes for managing the overall portfolio of programmes across the health and care system are sufficiently robust and transparent to enable ICB to fulfil its role in delivering to time and plan.
  4. Work with the communications teams to clarify the process for engagement and information sharing with key stakeholders, including the development of a social media strategy.
  5. Identify the future resources required to deliver the programmes.