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Strategy Programme Manager x 2 (Better Care/Remission and Prevention)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Diabetes UK has an ambitious and exciting strategy (A generation to end the harm 2020-2025) with a focus on improving outcomes for all people affected by and at risk of diabetes, making a difference to lives in the ways that matter most. To drive our new strategy, we have set up strategic programmes to make change happen to achieve these goals. We need strategically focused and impactful individuals to manage these programmes, with a focus in these areas:

  • Better Care - ensuring that people with diabetes have access to the quality care they need to manage their diabetes well (1 role)
  • Prevention and Remission of type 2 diabetes – ensuring fewer people develop or live with diabetes (up to 2 roles)

Please indicate on your application which programme you would like to be considered for.

Interviews: 12/13 October 2021

Role Responsibility

In these roles you will have significant strategic responsibility and will:

  • Support senior leaders to develop, plan and co-ordinate a programme of work to drive strategic change in Diabetes UK and wider systems
  • Engage and work collaboratively with colleagues across the charity to ensure delivery of the programme
  • Ensure that the programme is effective and impactful through review and evaluation
  • Contribute your critical thinking to continuous improvement in how Diabetes UK delivers its strategy to achieve outcomes

The Ideal Candidate

As well as strong programme management skills, you will have the ability to see the bigger picture and understand system change, the thinking skills to learn quickly and pick up new ideas, the personal impact to drive strategic change and the skills to build relationships and networks across our whole organisation to make sure we deliver our goals.

The ideal candidate for these roles will have experience of making change happen, ideally in health, social or local service delivery, as well as the strategic focus and excellent programme management experience to oversee multiple complex workstreams across the whole breadth of Diabetes UK.

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.  You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact HRAdvice@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 £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • 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

For the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, there’s no day off. So, at Diabetes UK, we’re leading the fight every day, campaigning for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.  

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’re very excited to have been placed in the top 30 best UK charities to work for, and in the top 75 best large companies in London.

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 please visit our website

Diabetes UK

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