As the Business Manager for the IAPT and dementia team, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff in the delivery of project work. The successful applicant will join a newly-expanded Mental Health team charged with developing and implementing an ambitious five-year strategy to transform mental health care in England. This role provides an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of mental health clinical policy and strategy development, working closely clinical and system leaders. Improving services for people with common mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression, has a high international and national profile and the post holder will be working in a fast moving and highly political environment. The post holder will play a key role in the implementation of the IAPT programme of work and the deliverables set of in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health. Key priorities for the IAPT team which the post holder will contribute to include expanding services to at least 25% of national prevalence by 2020/21, improving quality of services, focusing improvements on specific groups currently experiencing inequalities in access to and outcomes from services, and supporting employment as part of recovery. The post holder will work collaboratively with teams across NHS England, and also with key partner organisations including, the Department of Health, NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission, Health and Social Care Information Centre, HEE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Health Quality Improvement Partnership. The post holder will support the team to ensure that programmes are planned and managed effectively and take the lead in assisting in their successful delivery. They will be responsible for the following functions, as appropriate to their role within the Directorate (these may be subject to change over time):
• Responsible for managing, monitoring and overseeing the Mental Health admin budget; programme budgets and the training budget;
• Providing regular financial updates to senior colleagues in the Mental Health Team, and colleagues in other teams, eg. Finance and the Medical Directorate, including financial projections; financial analysis; analysis of spend positions; assessing financial risks and actions to resolve and mitigate;
• Management and monitoring of workforce issues related to budget management, e.g. recruitment of staff;
• Supporting business planning exercised;
• Responding to Parliamentary questions, drafting briefings and responding to queries from other ALBs.
• Support communication to key stakeholders via the IAPT Yammer network
• Co-ordinate and participate in key governance groups within the IAPT programme.
• Support the creation, development and management of clinical policy and projects to support clinical policy development across the organisation ensuring alignment with the wider corporate strategy • Support effective engagement with commissioners and clinical experts, seeking clinical input where appropriate, to deliver policies and processes to meet developing needs.
• Support and enable senior managers to achieve key outcomes linked to the Business Plan, Mandate and Five Year Forward View, as appropriate.
• Support the programme structure around the IAPT programme including standardising and supporting corporate processes.
• Provide high quality briefing and analysis to support the development of mental health policies and delivery of the IAPT programme – to achieve improved outcomes for people with mental health problems.
Key Working Relationships
• The post holder will be required to maintain constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Participate in relevant internal and external working groups/projects, presenting information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Work collaboratively with members of the wider Mental Health team.
• To liaise with other Managers to share best practice.
Key Functional Responsibilities
• Contribute to performance improvement, taking a lead for identified areas where agreed.
• Provide coordination of and participate in relevant internal and external working groups and provide project advice, expertise and support where requested
• Provide relevant and timely specialist advice and guidance on own portfolio of projects/functions
• Work with members of the Team to investigate the causes of any variance from target/plan and proactively contribute to the implementation of solutions.
• Management of a risk and issues tracking mechanism and its proactive resolution and escalation processes.
Financial and Physical Resources
• Provide regular reporting on the targeting of resources and monitoring their implementation from a value for money perspective.
• Provide oversight and monitoring of all aspects of the IAPT budgets
• Evaluate projects/function within identified portfolio for delivery against financial recovery/savings plans through providing sophisticated, high quality project analysis.
• Support the coordination of training, development and recruitment activity.
• Manage staff, undertake appraisals, recruitment including progressing any disciplinary or capability issues, as necessary.
• Designing, developing, maintaining, reviewing and improving administrative, management and information systems
• Devise and provide improvements to current management information, analysing, reporting and suggesting procedures to enhance decision making processes.
• Ensure timely and accurate information analysis and reporting to management on agreed areas of work.
Research and Development
• Contribute to the development of key performance indicators for