Paediatric Programme Manager – Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence for Children
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Are you passionate about improving cancer care for children with a brain tumour?
A unique opportunity to join a fast-growing public health organisation working on transformational programmes, backed by the UK government and major cancer charities. We are recruiting a programme manager to manage the Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence initiative for children and to assist the Mission with its national programme portfolio to transform care and outcomes for children with brain tumours. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised team-player with an interest in public health and cancer care to join our team.
To learn more about the Children initiative, read more on our website and the accompanying evidence base.
Salary: £38 – £40k for 37.5 hours a week
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Office is based in leafy Highgate, North London – hybrid working offered with 3 days in the office and other days work from home
Main duties of the job
- Responsible for the delivery of the paediatric Centre of Excellence programme to a high standard, including:
- Quantitative and Qualitative data analysis and report writing, using data collected during Centre of Excellence programme from paediatric neuro-oncology centres
- Targeted support to individual hospitals, providing benchmarking data, business case writing support and co-ordinating peer to peer learning between hospitals
- Lead the organisation of an awards ceremony and a national policy roundtable
- Design and develop new initiatives to address major challenges faced by paediatric neuro-oncology centres based on collected data?
- Monitoring and evaluating impact to ensure the programme’s outcomes are effectively reported for growth
- Coordinate internal and external stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds in the NHS, academia, patient charity sector and government
- Assist with and lead on the Mission’s policy making activity related to paediatric neuro-oncology
- Contribute to other programmes and activities that will allow the Mission to grow, including helping to establish the paediatric Tessa Jowell Academy
TJBCM is a national organisation delivering transformative programmes to improve brain tumour research, treatment and care in the UK.
TJBCM designs and delivers a national portfolio of eight transformational programmes. We deliver innovative programmes focused on: Accelerating research, building state of the art clinical trial infrastructure, improving care for today’s patients and connecting and training NHS staff through a novel digital platform. Our work is funded and supported by the government through the National Institute of Health Research, as well as eight different cancer charities. Over 90 NHS doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and scientists from across the UK work daily with the Mission to design and deliver its programmes, which are jointly delivered with its partner organisations.
The Mission is a small but growing organisation with six employees and a pool of research assistants to support the core team. By joining TJBCM, you will have the opportunity to become the seventh full-time employee in a successful, fast-paced, growing start-up with digital and data health programmes, with a unique purpose of improving treatment outcomes nationally.
The TJBCM is currently focussed on brain tumour treatment, care and research in the UK. The aim is to extend the mission in the future by building out the current programme offering and grow its impact by branching out internationally and supporting other hard-to-treat cancers. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to help shape this growth.
- Program Summary
The Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence for children is an NHS and Department of Health and Social Care supported programme that aims to improve brain tumour treatment, care and research in UK NHS paediatric neuro-oncology centres. The programme elevates hospital care through data-driven analysis, designating excellence awards, training, and tailored support. The adult version of the programme is the Mission’s flagship programme, and has to date demonstrated extensive impact across the UK and gained national buy-in, an excellent reputation and is demonstrating real-world impact for patients. We used findings from the adult programme to convene a group of ministers, senior clinicians and academics in the Parliamentary estate to discuss tangible actions on brain cancer care, and we wish to repeat this in 2024 for the children’s programme.
The children’s programme has recently completed its first review round of 15 children’s hospitals in the UK, with several of these centres awarded Excellence status and given feedback to improve their services. The programme manager would therefore be joining the Mission at a crucial time, working to develop and grow the impact of the programme, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that every children’s hospital provides excellent and equitable care.
- Job summary
Responsibilities and duties:
Content Creation and Programme Delivery.
- Lead on the delivery of the CoE programme, working with TJBCM senior leadership and committee of clinical and research experts to ensure success
- Contribute to national service innovation and improvement and reducing inequalities at a national level through consultation and collaboration with paediatric experts
- Analyse data collected during CoE application round
- Collate findings in reports and scientific papers
- Design solutions to challenges identified during analysis
- Visit national and regional meetings to promote the CoE programme and contribute to service innovation
- Work with Academy platform manager to design new working groups materials and educational resources for the Mission’s digital educational platform
- Identify and highlight new and existing topics that require national convening and collaboration
- Work with members in Ministerial teams and public bodies to shape and deliver new policy actions
- Deliver on new actions and initiatives that the Mission takes ownership of
Provide efficient and effective programme management functions
- Create and update project documentation and roadmaps
- Manage project scope and scheduling
- Determine daily priorities
- Ensure efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones
- Follow proper escalation paths and provide timely reporting of issues and challenges
- Co-ordinate actions and resolve conflicts
- Manage funding applications
- Work with clinicians and patient organisation representatives from across the UK
- Report to TJBCM, DHSC and NHS leadership
Programme and overall TJBCM strategy support
- Provide ongoing support to other TJBCM programmes where needed, particularly the Tessa Jowell Academy (Paediatrics)
- Help to grow the TJBCM size and impact and be part of a fast-growing team delivering measurable impact to cancer healthcare and research
- Person Specification
We are looking for an adaptive, driven and highly skilled Programme Manager who will help the team successfully launch and deliver this new programme. The ideal candidate will be a highly organised team player, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and with a clear growth mindset. An interest in public health is a must, as well as a proven track-record in managing complex projects.
- Interest in public health
- Experience in project management with multiple stakeholders: experience in executing medium-scale projects from inception to completion.
- Experience working in health or scientific work environments
- Experience working with the NHS, other healthcare or research organisations, children’s organisations or charities
- Background in consulting, research or analytics
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills: demonstrable experience in writing engaging content for scientific audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills and listening skills
- Excellent analytic skills and critical thinking; able to identify key challenges or themes in data sets and use data to inform solution building
- Ability to present information appropriately and maintain high level of accuracy and consistent attention to detail
- Well organised: ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative and a pro-active approach
- BSc in biological or medical sciences and/or evidence of a strong background in public health
- MSc or PhD in biological, medical or social sciences with an interest in public health
If you do not fit every requirement, we still encourage you to still apply noting your other experience relevant to the role. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
What we offer:
- Generous holiday package and office closure over Christmas ensuring employees can make the most of their holiday days
- Flexible hours and working style: We offer both office space and the opportunity to work from home with a minimum of three office days a week
- Health cash plan to support employee wellbeing and enable employees to claim money back for dental, optical and other costs.
- Excellent networking opportunities: within TJBCM, you will work with the leadership team of several leading cancer charities, senior clinicians and scientists from around the world, NHS officials and members in the Department of Health and Social Care
- Dedicated on the job training and regular feedback on work
- Opportunities to develop and grow in your career: the TJBCM is an ambitious and growing company with many national and international opportunities in its future
- A fun team that loves team socials, happy hours and making the most of leafy Highgate
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Statement:
The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation. We work hard to remove unfair and discriminatory practices within the Mission and to encourage full contribution from its diverse community. The Mission is committed to actively opposing all forms of discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
- How to apply:
Please send an up-to-date CV (2 page max) along with a cover letter (1.5 page max), addressing the following:
- Evidence of relevant experience and skills for the job
- Why you are interested in this position
- What you will bring to the role
Application deadline: we will interview strong candidates on a rolling basis.
Email application to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com