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Work with us

Details of our current vacancies if you are interested in working at NHS Horizons.

Interested in working at Horizons?

We’re keen to ensure our opportunities are available to as wide a range of people as possible. We will list current opportunities here, along with details of how to apply.

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Working at NHS Horizons

In the video below, you can see some current members of the NHS Horizons team talk about why they like working here. You can also see details of the current team members and read more about NHS Horizons.

Current vacancies

Clinical Associate (Band 7)

It is a very interesting time to join Horizons as a Clinical Associate (Project Manager) to help us build the clinical transformational capability across the NHS.

This opportunity is ideal for allied health professionals (across the 14 professions), pharmacists, nurses, midwives, doctors, psychologists and healthcare scientists who are keen to increase their leadership and transformational change capabilities. They should be interested in quality improvement and want to bring that knowledge to improve their practice. In return, we offer the opportunity for the post-holder to develop their understanding and practice in large-scale, transformational change. We anticipate that the post-holder will be able to integrate their learning back into their clinical practice during and at the end of their time with Horizons

The post will be key for developing our clinical model for the future.

The post holder (in addition to the generic job specification) will:

  • Act as a project manager and oversee the successful delivery of at least one core project (or element of a project) working with colleagues within Horizons, other teams within NHS England/Improvement and the wider NHS and care sector
  • Provide a clinical perspective to projects led by the Horizons team that support the recovery of health and care
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of learning approaches
  • Work alongside improvement experts, gaining experience of system leadership and large scale transformation.
  • Develop their social influence approach and virtual collaboration capability

The reason for the fixed term of your contract is short-term time limited project. The part time secondment contract is to encourage reciprocal learning.

As part of the secondment opportunity, the post holder will be encouraged to develop their own skills and work on a programme of activity that they can apply during and/or on their return to their substantive role.

The hours offered will be on a part time basis up to 0.5 WTE with the intention that the post holder will continue clinical duties in their current organisation so line manager support for this opportunity will be essential.

Closing date: 23:59, 24 October 2021

What you need to know

  • Our employer is NHS England / Improvement, and you will be required to apply in the standard way on the NHS England / Improvement Jobs website. We don’t accept CVs and we don’t work with agencies.
  • Our team is based in Coventry. Whilst we have and will continue to work remotely, and are open to accepting candidates from anywhere in the country, you will be required to travel regularly to Coventry. Depending on your role you may also be required to travel frequently to other parts of the country.
  • We are committed to creating a diverse team, and welcome applications from people whatever their background, whether they have previous NHS experience of not. We are working hard to support the NHS People Promise.
  • Existing NHS England and Improvement staff may additionally want to check on the Internal Vacancies pages on the Hub for short-term secondments that we may occasionally offer.

Nothing that is right for you?

If there is nothing currently advertised on our website that interests you, but you would like to find out about future opportunities, please complete the following form. We will email you when a new opportunity is posted. Please also follow us on Twitter (@horizonsNHS) where we will also promote opportunities.

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