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Transforming Care Programme Manager

Job Introduction

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we refocus our efforts to improve the care and support that people with diabetes receive.

The Transforming Care Programme Manager plays a vital role in helping us improve the ways we work together to campaign, influence and support change in diabetes care, ensuring that our efforts and resources are focussed on achieving the greatest impact for people at risk of and living with diabetes.

Interview Date: 27 Nov 2019

Role Responsibility

  • To lead and develop the Transforming Care Programme to ensure we are in the best position to influence change in diabetes care and prevention across the UK
  • Set and manage programme objectives and monitor progress in collaboration with other teams
  • Coordinate and develop the Transforming Care Community in order to create opportunities for teams to work together and learn from each other
  • Lead the development of an evaluation framework, to review the impact of our influencing and campaigning work

The Ideal Candidate

This is a senior role for a confident, strategic thinker with excellent skills in leadership, people engagement, collaborative working and programme management.

You will be confident in and have experience of successfully leading and managing complex programmes, including developing and maintaining project plans, managing budgets and keeping complex projects on track. You should feel comfortable working with a high level of initiative, as well as being confident to challenge as needed in order to drive the programme forward.

The ability to build rapport and trust with people across the charity is critical as you will be managing multiple relationships with competing priorities through the coordination and development of our Transforming Care Community. You will have or be willing to develop coaching and facilitation skills to encourage people to explore and take action in order to achieve our ambitious goals.

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)
  • 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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