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It’s our staff that makes us one of the leading CSUs in the country. We are committed to retaining the best people in order to provide an excellent service to our customers. We invest in our staff by offering  excellent pay, benefits, training and career progression .

We currently have a very talented, enthusiastic and driven workforce who deliver innovative, efficient and effective commissioning support. We are a dedicated and innovative organisation, always looking for new talent to join us.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to work for an organisation where your experience and contributions are valued, join us at NEL.

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ICT Programme Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
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Employer type
Lower Marsh
£51,383 - £57,596 pa inc
24/07/2019 23:59

NEL is an ambitious and innovative organisation that provides expert support and advice to NHS and other organisations to assist the delivery of improved health services. We deliver an extensive range of services including contracting, analytics, clinical services and ICT to name a few.

Our clients are based across London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, East Anglia and other parts of England.

We aim to be a trusted advisor and indispensable partner for our customers. We want to be an organisation that is thought of positively by people who work for us and with us and has a clear set of ethics and values that underpin everything we do.

To find out more about us please visit www.nelcsu.nhs.uk


We are currently recruiting for the position of Programme Manager to join our Project and Programmes team in our London office. The PMO is a function within a wider Technical Services Directorate that spans multiple counties in the South-East of England and London. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively within NEL’s matrix structure across a number of different ICT disciplines as well as non-technical departments. Whilst the permanent base is within our London office travel to other areas of NEL’s operation is expected; travel expenses will be catered for.

The role will comprises of a both a leadership role and a technical delivery role. As a line manager of project managers it will be the responsibility of the successful candidate to carry out typical personnel management tasks including but not limited to; carrying out 1-to-1’s, assessing performance, setting objectives and creating personal development plans. Furthermore the Programme Manager role would be expected to deliver large projects for the CSU as well as owning the portfolio of ICT projects for the London area. Additionally the Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring all projects are delivered to the PMO standards and quality checks.

ICT is a particularly fast-paced sector with a significant amount of constant change. Coupled with the frequent organisational change within the public sector it is essential that NEL teams are able to adapt quickly to the changing landscape both in terms of technological change and organisational changes with NEL’s customers. Being customer-centric and aligning the NEL strategy to fit with customer requirements is essential.

The successful applicant will lead on the strategic and operational development of an organisational culture that is customer-centric, open, trusting, transparent, and inclusive.

For further details on this job, please refer to the JD attached. Please note that you must pay careful attention to the essentials and desirables of the job specification role when preparing your supporting statement.

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Nick Comper - Head of Programmes