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National Physical Activity Programme Manager

Public Health England
£51,163-£61,976 per annum
London (flexible working arrangements apply)

Public Health England (PHE) is an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care providing; strategic leadership, research, advice and support for Government, local authorities and the NHS in protecting and improving the nation’s health.

An experienced programme manager and strategic thinker with a passion for improving health and well being is required to lead internationally recognised work to increase population physical activity in England. It will include managing a multi-million pound national partnership programme transforming knowledge and understanding of physical activity across the healthcare sector.

Public Health England (PHE) is a world leading institution with a mission to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and protect the public’s health.

The National Physical Activity Programme Manager is a key role in Public Health England’s approach to promoting physical activity to improve health and reduce health inequalities in England. It manages the National Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme programme and is also responsible for leading and contributing to work across PHE and national government to increase population physical activity.

The Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, led by PHE with Sport England, is a multi-million pound, multi-component programme to increase awareness, skills and change clinical practice of health professionals in the promotion of physical activity to patients at risk of, or with, health conditions. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation and a second phase three year programme was announced in the Government’s 2019 Prevention Green Paper. It follows a successful independently evaluated first phase and includes a peer-to-peer training programme that has trained over 23,000 healthcare professionals, e-learning with over 178,000 modules completed and innovations such as the Moving Medicine resource for clinicians and an Active Hospital programme.

This role will also lead and contribute to high profile PHE and cross-Government initiatives as part of a large programme implementing the national physical activity framework, Everybody Active Every Day. It will require working and co-ordinating across PHE national teams, PHE Centres, other Government departments and external stakeholders.

An experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable programme manager and strategic thinker is required. The role requires exceptional organisation, project management, stakeholder management, information management, planning and multi-tasking capabilities, as well as the capacity for developing creative solutions. Very strong people management skills are important to lead and support a programme team of seven dedicated people.

This role will report to the National Lead for Physical Activity. It is based in London (Wellington House), with some flexibility in working arrangements. The post may require travel to other areas of the country.

This is an exciting new opportunity for someone with proven skills and experience to lead an exciting programme at national level that is influencing the international agenda. A strong background and commitment to public health with experience of interest in the physical activity field is required, with understanding of delivering health improvement initiatives in a clinical setting desirable.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Mike Brannan, National Lead for Physical Activity, call 0771 010 4350 / 020 765 48405  or email Michael Brannan.

How to apply

For more information about this role including a full job description and details on how to apply, visit Health Jobs UK website

Closing date for applications is Sunday 1 December 2019. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 16 December 2019.