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Senior Programme Manager – Insight & Evaluation

The Senior Programme Manager – Insight and Evaluation, is an important new leadership role within the West of England Academic Health Science Network. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of health and care systems and understand the context in which Insight and Evaluation capability is required to facilitate the adoption of proven innovations.

Insight and Evaluation is being established as a new function within the AHSN; it will
harness expertise – including implementation science, qualitative research, quantitative
analysis, operational research and simulation modelling – to support the innovation pipeline. The post holder will possess a working knowledge of all aspects of the function and is expected to have some direct experience of organising evaluation activities in the NHS, in academia or in industry. The new function has two core elements:

1. An insight function – to support project and programme level measurement and
delivery. This will include the information governance and data management elements
required for such. This function would primarily be for internal AHSN departments.

2. An evaluation function – that provides qualitative and quantitative evaluation and rapid real-world validation to inform commissioning and service design decision making and product development. This function is expected to include an evaluation service offer to member organisations and other partners in addition to meeting the evaluation requirements for AHSN programmes

The post-holder will be responsible for a diverse and changing portfolio which is expected to encompass new models of care, innovative digital technologies, workforce changes and adoption and spread initiatives. The work will be dynamic and varied in response to the needs of our three local health and care systems, and the requirements of our national commissioners.

The role requires excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including in the preparation of internal and external reports to inform operational and strategic decision making.

Salary: £53,168 – £62,001 pa

Closing date 28 January 2021. 

Apply here.


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