£26,565 to £35,577
Full time
Elaine Hurll

Programme Officer

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Before applying for this position, please ensure that you read the guidance document ‘Applying for a Career with Dorset CCG’ available in the ‘Documents’ section below. This advert may be closed at any time prior to the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received and therefore you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an automatic notification from NHS Jobs to confirm that your application has been successfully received by us. All further communication from us regarding your application will be sent via your NHS Jobs account; therefore you should ensure that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account and your emails following your application. We will contact all candidates to confirm the outcome of their application.

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking to recruit a self motivated, enthusiastic and flexible Programme officer with strong knowledge of mental health to join the Service Delivery directorate.

You will play an important role working within the mental heatlh team to support the review and redesign of care pathways relating to Mental Health. You will play a key role in supporting various transformational projects linked to the mental health five year forward view and you will help ensure that Dorset meets the national Mental Health access standards. You will have knowledge about mental health, mental health services and have a proven record of delivering against agreed outcomes. You will be supported to develop strong influencing and negotiation skills. You will be flexible in your approach to ensure delivery of competing priorities. Excellent communication skills are essential along with an ability to develop positive relationships across a range of levels and with competing stakeholders.

If you are successful, you will join the third largest Clinical Commissioning Group in England which is keen to develop, grow and make a real difference to healthcare locally. We have a great reputation which we intend to build on by closely working with our clinical community. We are looking for the right person to join our ambitious team and create a strong legacy for our organisation, to ultimately benefit the population of Dorset. This position can be based at either Canford House in Poole or Vespasian House in Dorchester with regular travel across Dorset to meet with our partners and other CCG collegaues. This is a full time position


Our Mission

Using our clinical understanding, we strive to lead continuous improvements to health and care services in Dorset. Our key mission is to support people in Dorset to lead healthier lives, for longer.

This mission sets out our ultimate purpose. It defines what we must aim to achieve every day, through every decision and every interaction we have as an organisation. It also incorporates our vision statement. Our mission statement is explained as follows:

  • 'Supporting people' reflects our role of commissioning services for those who fall ill and in preventing illness in the first place. It also recognises the need for us to support people to manage their own health and to work with them to do this successfully.
  • We have a duty of care for all people while they are 'in Dorset' - not just Dorset residents.
  • 'Healthier lives' is the ultimate outcome we are aiming for. It reflects a need to prevent illness (e.g. through education), as well as recognising the need to provide timely services for everyone.

As a clinical commissioning group we have a responsibility as leaders within the health economy. Our unique position as clinicians also allows us to view things differently.

We already have an excellent health service in Dorset but, excellent services can still, and must, be improved to reflect a continually changing economy and society. By using our clinical understanding and different perspective we can drive continuous improvements, not just in health care but across all services within Dorset.

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Closing Date
Wed 26 Jul 17


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