Leadership Programme Manager

Diabetes UK
City of London, London, England
£33268 - £36594 per annum
11 Jul 2018
02 Aug 2018
Ray Soobhan
Contract Type
Full Time

Our work has proven that by supporting clinical leaders in key areas we can transform the lives of people living with diabetes and prevent others from ever having to live with the condition.

We are committed to identify, grow and nurture clinical leaders who can become game changers in the fight to prevent diabetes and transform diabetes care. We have big ambitions to significantly grow this area of work including developing new programmes for diverse audiences and innovative partnerships with funders, clinical bodies and academic institutions. We are seeking to appoint someone who can develop this approach.

We have a very strong track record of delivering leadership courses for clinicians. This role is to join our leadership development team with a shared purpose of significantly scaling up that provision, starting by developing a new programme for primary care leadership. Primary care clinicians are fundamental to the delivery of effective diabetes prevention and care. Strong leaders in primary care can transform the quality and efficiency of diabetes care across local areas and in so doing have a positive impact on patients' clinical outcomes, their personal wellbeing and NHS finances. This programme is part of Diabetes UK strategy of transforming care across the NHS to improve services delivered for people living with diabetes.


What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
  • Annual Season ticket loan
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance

Main Responsibilities

  • Support clinical leaders to critically evaluate their leadership style and develop both personally and professionally in order to improve diabetes care
  • Project manage the primary care leadership programme ensuring that project outcomes and milestones are delivered and that all partners (internal and external) are kept involved and informed
  • Identify gaps in clinical leadership provision, opportunities to fund new developments to meet those needs, and design and develop new leadership programmes
  • Work with partners to develop and deliver appropriate learning events
  • Identify new opportunities to communicate the power of clinical leadership in delivering care improvement through press pieces, blogs, tweets etc
  • Create a pool of highly engaged clinical leaders

Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrate good understanding of healthcare professional culture, the NHS and how changes are affecting healthcare professionals, particularly those in primary care
  • Create effective learning programmes (in partnership with others)
  • Present and facilitate with confidence
  • Build effective networks and professional relationships
  • Delivering complex projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrate the flexibility and agility needed to capitalise on new opportunities and drive growth
  • Delivering improvement activities, preferably in a healthcare setting