Health Planner / Management Consultant

Full Time - Europe, United Kingdom, Manchester

This entry was posted on January 30, 2019.

Overview of Role:

Due to the continued success of the RLB health sector we are currently recruiting a graduate (or similar) level Health Planner/Management Consultant to join our client focused health team within the Manchester office. This is an exciting opportunity for a high calibre individual to join and strengthen our industry recognised and respected strategic health team.

This role presents an excellent opportunity for a proactive individual to develop their health planning or strategic management consultancy skills on a wide range of exiting projects, focusing primarily on the health and social care sector.

Department Overview:

In health, along with Pharmacology and Social care RLB have an extensive track record in all areas of the health sector, typically competing more than 60 UK heath projects per annum mostly for NHS clients in primary, community, mental health and typically acute organisations. Our RLB health planning and strategic project management team are also involved in helping with health policy and produce toolkits, conference talks and research articles. Several the senior health team started their careers in the NHS as Management trainees or capital project managers so understand the needs of our clients in detail.

Our health teams are principally based in 6 of our 11 regional offices; London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, and Leeds.  Within each of these offices we have a range of disciplines who specialise in health, however, this Health Planning/ Management Consultant role would primarily be based from the Manchester office, with a national remit supporting the other offices.

RLB are amongst the market leaders in health care in the UK and overseas especially in Australia and Far East working on change projects like the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, South Australia Medical Research and Hong Kong ageing studies Innovations Tower with Zara Hadid Partners. In New Zealand and Oceania, very few major projects occur without RLB input.

In the UK we are currently working with Leicester University Hospitals Trust, UCLH, Birmingham Children’s, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Trafford CCG,  Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Sussex Community Trust, with these being just some of the sixty health projects RLB have worked on in the last financial year.

Skills required:
•To provide strategic management and health planning consultancy support in the delivery of projects and assignments.
•To work with other members of the team to deliver elements of strategic management and health planning assignments.
•To be able to work independently and use initiative to deliver client commissions with the support of more senior members of staff where required.
•To provide all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

•The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the scoping briefing and delivery of health and social care projects across the country.
•Be an integral part of the RLB health team working with clients to develop a strategic approach to developing a sustainable health position, improving services, decreasing revenue and maximising capital positions.
•Work with the RLB team to support the drafting of Five Case Treasury business cases including all aspects of managing the business case process, from developing the strategic case and option appraisal, through to advising on commercial aspects and the delivery and management of health and social care schemes.
•Identification of project objectives and KPI’s for each project.
•Presentation of the scheme to stakeholder parties
•Working with the team producing schedules of Accommodation
•Working with the team on the development of Built Asset Strategies
•Management of commissions and projects through the whole property cycle from inception to completion, handover and operation.
•Build your own network within the industry
•Working as part of a team to achieve yearly targets and goals

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.
•Ideally educated to a minimum of degree level (however this is not a prerequisite and applications will be considered from applicants with suitable experience in the health or social care sector).
•An interest in healthcare delivery is essential.
•An interest in property & the built environment.
•Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
•Enjoys a challenge and has good problem-solving skills.
•Organised and the ability to multi-task.
•Good interpersonal and communication skills.
•Able to build long-term relationships
•A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious

RLB is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All job applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, “race” (includes nationality, national / ethnic origins, colour) marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, gender reassignment, religion and belief.

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