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Job summary

Main area
Human Resources
Band 8c
Fixed term: 2 years (or Secondment)
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
  • Home or remote working
18.75 hours per week
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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Peterborough City Hospital
£70,417 - £81,138 per annum
Salary period
25/07/2024 23:59

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Associate Director Workforce - EPR Programme - Peterborough

Band 8c

Job overview

To provide comprehensive senior HR and OD expertise to the Electronic Patient Record Change Programme.  As the programme workforce specialist, the postholder will play a pivotal role in the implementation of the EPR by ensuring the programme adheres too good employment practice and legislation and any risks associated in terms of workforce are highlighted and appropriately managed.


Main duties of the job

The postholder will provide pro-active, value added, strategic leadership to the workforce elements of the EPR programme including advising on workforce plans, role redesign, new ways of working, new ways of delivering care, restructures, organisation design, staff engagement and culture change across the Trust to realise the full benefits including quality improvement and financial efficiencies from the introduction of the EPR. 

The role will be at the forefront of leading on large scale workforce initiatives and transformation programmes. This requires them to interpret and anticipate national, regional, and local policy to ensure the Trusts’ strategic plans support the NHS People Promise, effective workforce planning and retention, staff engagement and inclusion, and the leadership and management of staff.  This role is key to ensuring the senior People and Organisation Development team are involved and kept up to date with the project particularly linking in professionally with a dotted line to the Deputy Chief People Officer.


Working for our organisation

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff);
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities;
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role;
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment;
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service;
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals;
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free);
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles.  Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full details please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for the role.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MCIPD qualified, or equivalent experience
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development
  • Advanced theoretical and practical specialist knowledge and expertise


Essential criteria
  • Experience in working with senior colleagues in supporting significant organisational change and development programmes
  • Demonstrable experience in highly complex programme or project management.
  • Significant senior HR experience within a healthcare environment and contributing to the organisation’s strategy
  • Evidence of previous experience of working within a complex environment.
  • Experience of project management in the design, development and implementation of organisation-wide change management
  • Experience of working closely and negotiating with Trade Union partners.
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Record of achievement in HR management and related areas
  • Workforce planning and role redesign experience
  • Demonstrable success of working as a workforce specialist in a large, complex organisation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveDisability confident leaderInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Step into healthDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jamie Smithson
Job title
EPR Programme Deputy Director and Head of PMO
Email address
[email protected]
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