Help us to shape health and social care policy
The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.
Play your part in improving leadership in the health sector
If you’re a skilled and enthusiastic programme manager, you could be part of a highly respected charity that’s working to improve health: The King’s Fund. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.
This is an exciting time to join us. Our leadership work already enjoys an outstanding reputation in the NHS and beyond. As Programme Manager, you’ll support our delivery work across a range of clients, co-ordinating activities and liaising with stakeholders. You will lead on key client accounts and projects; building and tracking the budget, liaising with stakeholders, creating and managing project plans.
To join us, you need to be organised and self-starting. Good with people and great in a team, you’ll work effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Good communication and numeracy skills mean you’re articulate both on paper and in person, with the ability to present complex issues. You combine these talents with a degree (or equivalent), a keen eye for detail and a flexible approach. Knowledge of the English health and social care system would be an advantage but isn’t essential.
- Application form
- Application guidance
- Equal opportunities monitoring form
- Equal opportunities supplementary information
- Terms and conditions for employment
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Monday 31 July 2017. Late applications will not be considered. Interviews will be held on 15/16 August 2017.
Please email your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can post the application to:
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square
No agencies please.
CVs will not be accepted as applications.Applications must be submitted using The King’s Fund application form.
We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.
The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.
Terms and conditions
The grading of each post is determined by a job evaluation system. Each of the eight main grades has a salary range comprising a series of incremental spine points. On appointment staff are assigned to one of these spine points, taking account of previous experience.
On 1st January each year an adjustment is applied to all salary spine points to reflect changes in the cost of living.
Employees move on 1st January each year to the next spine point on their grade, unless: a) they have been the subject of a disciplinary warning; b) they are already on the maximum spine point of their grade; or c) they took up their post on or after the preceding 1st October.
Salary is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.
- Annual leave
27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.
- Sick pay
Service Full pay Half pay Up to 4 months 1 month Over 4 months and up to 1 year 1 month 2 months Over 1 year and up to 2 years 2 months 2 months Over 2 years and up to 3 years 4 months 4 months Over 3 years and up to 5 years 5 months 5 months Over 5 years 6 months 6 months
Payments are aggregated over a rolling twelve month period to determine entitlement.
- Notice periods
(Except where otherwise stated in employment contract)
Employers notice period is dependent on service as follows
Service Notice Over 3 months and up to 2 years 4 weeks Over 2 years and up to 12 years 4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater Over 12 years 12 weeks
Employees notice period
Grade Notice 1 to 4 1 month 5 and 6 2 months 7 and 8 3 months
- Other points of interest
Other points of information
- Defined contribution pension scheme
- Candidates who are currently contributing to the NHS pension scheme may be able to continue to do so for a limited period of 5 years, if appointed to work at The King's Fund
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Free beverages and a subsidised café