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National CVD Programme Manager

Full-time, fixed-term until March 2023 (open to secondments)
We’re looking for a dynamic and experienced programme manager to lead on delivery of two national programmes about cardiovascular disease prevention. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of innovative national programmes that will impact thousands of patients across England to have improved cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Health inequalities will be central to the programmes as we seek to minimise the disparities in health outcomes for cardiovascular disease across England.
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000

Closing date:
6 December 2021

UCLPartners Proactive Care and CVD Prevention team aims to support a step change improvement in the detection and management of several long-term conditions in order to prevent heart attacks and strokes at scale and to reduce health inequalities. We work with our local partners and others across England, supporting the healthcare system to take a proactive approach in supporting patients at risk of cardiovascular disease through supporting them to implement the UCLPartners Proactive Care Frameworks.  These frameworks focus on stratifying patients based on clinical need and risk and making use of the wider primary care workforce to deliver care to patients. We believe this approach will improve population health and has the potential to reduce health inequalities. ​

The programme

The National Blood Pressure Optimisation programme aims to support primary care staff to implement the UCLPartners Proactive Care Framework for hypertension in order to optimise treatment of patients with hypertension. UCLPartners will be the lead AHSN for this programme across the AHSN Network (comprised of 15 AHSNs across England). To deliver on the objectives of the AHSN National Lipids programme, we are supporting our local partners to deliver the UCLPartners Proactive Care Framework for high cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolaemia and supporting collaboration between primary and secondary care local teams.

The role

The National CVD Programme Manager will be the lead for the National BP Optimisation programme driving forward the implementation of the national programme across all 15 AHSNs in England. The role will be responsible for supporting the AHSN Network implement this programme through sharing learning, creating and promoting relevant resources and liaising with the national commissioners. This role will also be responsible for overseeing UCLPartners’ activities that deliver on the objectives of the AHSN National Lipids programmes. This will involve supporting UCLPartners Project Managers with discrete projects, working closely with the UCLPartners Clinical Lead and participating in national learning forums.

The person

We’re looking for an experienced and dynamic programme manager who is passionate about using their skills to tackle health inequalities. The person will be interested in cardiovascular disease prevention, be confident engaging with and influencing senior operational and clinical leaders and have strong programme delivery skills. The person will also be an effective communicator, able to navigate complex environments, manage a busy portfolio of work and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

Apply now

Interviews will take place on Thursday 16 December. If you are interested in this role, please read the full job description found here.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Daphne Amevenu –