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Healthcare Improvement Manager

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about improving healthcare?

In January 2019, Diabetes UK launched its new Healthcare Improvement team as part of our commitment to transform diabetes care. The goal of the team is to help the NHS across the UK unlock its potential for improvement. We do this by combining our deep knowledge of what works when driving change on the ground with practical support to improve diabetes care delivered through our sector-leading improvement programmes (such as our leadership programmes and ChangeLabs).

Interview Date: 8 July 2019

Role Responsibility

As the Healthcare Improvement Manager you will:

  • Provide strong strategic oversight, leadership and management of our improvement programmes.
  • Improve and grow our existing improvement programmes, driving a culture of high-performance and operational excellence.
  • Develop innovative partnerships with forward-thinking organisations, co-creating new, high-impact programmes that build the improvement capacity and skills of individuals, teams, organisations and whole systems in the NHS.

The successful candidate will play an essential role in shaping how Diabetes UK supports the NHS to improve the diabetes care, making a real and meaningful difference to the lives of people with diabetes.

The Ideal Candidate

Are you looking for a chance to improve healthcare for millions of people across the UK?

In the Healthcare Improvement team we don’t just accept the status quo – we challenge it. As the ideal candidate for this role you will be passionate about improving healthcare services and experimental by nature. You will thrive on challenge and find practical steps to take in the face of complexity and ambiguity. You will be a proven manager with a track record of creating and managing high-performing teams, and deeply committed to your own and others’ personal and professional development.

Interested? We would love to hear from you.

For more information about the role contact Ben Ellis, Head of Healthcare Improvement at ben.ellis@diabetes.org.uk

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - click here

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