Programme Manager

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We're looking for a skilled and enthusiastic programme manager to join the team.


Location: Central London
Salary: 40,655 - £48,551
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 31/07/2017 17:00

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.


Job description

Job description: Programme Manager


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 Alternatively, you can post the application to:

HR Department
The King's Fund
11-13 Cavendish Square

Please note

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

Salary grade

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.

Salary review

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 payment

Salary is paid on 23rd of each month or the previous Friday if the 23rd falls at the weekend /bank holiday.

27 days per year, plus 3 days off for the closure of the premises between Christmas and New Year.

Sick pay

ServiceFull payHalf pay
Up to 4 months1 month 
Over 4 months and up to 1 year1 month2 months
Over 1 year and up to 2 years2 months2 months
Over 2 years and up to 3 years4 months4 months
Over 3 years and up to 5 years5 months5 months
Over 5 years6 months6 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

Over 3 months and up to 2 years4 weeks
Over 2 years and up to 12 years4 weeks or 1 week for each year of continuous employment, whichever is greater
Over 12 years12 weeks

Employees notice period

1 to 41 month
5 and 62 months
7 and 83 months

    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