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Immunisation Team Manager | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £45,753 - £52,067 per annum ( Incl of HCAS)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Wokingham, RG41 2RE
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6376205/371-CFS260


Interview will be held on 24th June 2024

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to operationally manage the Berkshire West immunisation team covering Reading, West Berkshire, and Wokingham localities. The immunisation team is commissioned to provide a routine and catch-up immunisation service to children and young people across Berkshire, delivered in schools, community clinics and in children’s homes.

The post holder will provide highly visible, professional leadership, management, and expertise to the immunisation teams, ensuring that the service provided is of a high quality and meets the key performance indicators set by the commissioners.

The post holder will develop a specialism within the field of childhood immunisations and a greater understanding of the needs of the health needs of the 0-19 population, which the localities you oversee. You will develop excellent working relationships with the screening and immunisation team, within NHS England, along with developing close working relationships with the designated local authority public health teams and integrated care boards, within West of Berkshire.

The post is advertised as 37.5 hours year-round, but consideration may be given to work the hours over 41 weeks (this would mean that all holidays would need to be taken during the school holidays and not during term time). The post holder would be based out of Wokingham Hospital and would be expected to travel across the three localities of Berkshire West.
• To operationally manage the Berkshire West immunisation team, covering the localities of Reading, West Berkshire, and Wokingham ensuring the smooth and safe running of immunisation sessions and clinics
• To ensure that the required uptake/ KPI’s are met for all vaccination programmes.
• To understand the health inequalities across the West of Berkshire and to tailor the provision of immunisations to reduce inequalities and improve uptake to vaccination services.
• To supervise and co –ordinate the deployment of team members, including management of annual leave, study leave, sickness, and vacancies to ensure effective service delivery.
• To work within the delegated budget, present costs, and options to be agreed with locality manager to ensure financial control total is achieved.
• Represent the service at ICB, organisation wide and multi-agency meetings.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
• Generous NHS pension scheme
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
• Free parking across Trust sites

The “must haves” for this role:

· Organised, proactive and flexible in your approach to work.

· Passionate about the public health benefits of vaccinations

· Experience of line management

· The ability to work under pressure and meet targets

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips – see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Charlotte Church (Lead Nurse for Immunisations) on 07900216873 or’ll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Sunday 16 Jun 2024

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