Programme Manager: Commissioning and Strategic Partnerships

London (Central), London (Greater)
c.£40,000 per annum + benefits
15 Sep 2016
06 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

About us

Hospice UK was founded in 1984 as Help the Hospices and is the national charity for hospice care. In 2014 we rebranded and became Hospice UK.  We represent and support c. 220 member hospices across the UK, and work with them and other organisations to develop and improve hospice and palliative care throughout the UK and across the world.

Our strategic priorities are to:

  • be the leading advocate for hospice care
  • promote and support excellence in hospice care
  • support those providing hospice care.

Our values: we aspire to be supportive, professional, collaborative, creative and confident.


About the role

Hospice UK runs a number of strategic programmes of support for our members, designed to build capacity through increasing the skills, knowledge and understanding of hospice staff and trustees. 

The purpose of this role is to lead development and delivery of a new programme of support focusing on Commissioning and Strategic Partnerships.  The programme will be developed in consultation with member hospices, colleagues at Hospice UK and relevant external contacts and stakeholders.  The programme will include a variety of elements e.g. Masterclasses and workshops, written case studies, other published resources (reports, good practice guides, toolkits, etc.), sharing good practice from inside and outside the hospice sector, and facilitation of networks and relationships.  Some of these may be delivered as discrete projects, others as ongoing activities.  We will expect the programme to evolve over time and be responsive to members’ needs.


About you

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a membership organisation or meeting needs of multiple stakeholders, along with managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Excellent programme planning and project management skills and experience are imperative in this role along with ability to manage budgets, multiple projects and work streams simultaneously.  Knowledge of the health and care sectors and commissioning is desirable.

Knowledge and practical experience of some form of strategic partnership between different organisations to achieve shared objectives is essential, along with experience of writing internal and external reports to a publication standard.

The candidate must have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work with a wide range of people and across teams and departments in a highly collaborative manner.

More information about the role is detailed in the job description and person specification available on our website.


How to apply

To apply for this role, please click on the “apply” button to be redirected to our website to download our application form and equal opportunities form.

The closing date is at 9am on Thursday 6 October 2016.

First interviews are scheduled to take place on Friday 14 October 2016.  Second interviews will take place on Wednesday 19 October 2016.