Living Well Sefton: Programme Manager – Closing Monday 24 June 2024

Job Title: Living Well Sefton Programme Manager  
Salary: £42,000 per annum
Location: Hybrid – Sefton
Hours: 35 hours full time
Responsible to: Sefton CVS Chief Executive

Benefits include: 26 days annual leave (29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays (pro rata), Company pension scheme with contributions of 6%, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance of 2 x annual salary, Income protection scheme and CPD, including apprenticeships up to Level 7.

We are seeking to recruit a proactive and dynamic Programme Manager, to drive the delivery of our Living Well Sefton Programme, across Sefton.

An exciting opportunity to lead the Living Well Sefton service. This is a critical role to ensure the successful management, development and continuous improvement of the service. You would be joining a supportive, skilled and committed team.

To oversee the service’s engagement with local communities and to be responsible for business and performance management, supported by the Deputy Programme Manager.

Our vision is to develop a vibrant voluntary, community and faith sector that encourages and supports independent, resilient and sustainable communities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and co-ordination to the programme partnership; primarily focused on service delivery, service redesign, cultural shift and sustainability.
  • Management of the LWS core team, supported by the Deputy Programme Manager.
  • Ensure effective systems are in place for case management and integrated referral pathways within the service.
  • Lead the co-ordination and facilitation of the LWS partnership, including the Community Connector programme.
  • Oversee Sefton’s Social Prescribing programme and manage any subcontracting arrangements as required. Liaise with key stakeholders within the Primary Care Networks and relevant partners, ensuring performance is met and contracts are adhered to.
  • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and services based on establishing a robust management information system with the commissioner and the providers.
  • Monitor service specifications and performance management arrangements to ensure they are on target, meeting agreed outcomes and that they are services offering value for money and efficiency in delivery.
  • Monitor and review partners delivery against agreed Key Performance Indicators. Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and services in delivering behaviour change and achieving participants stated health goals. Recommend any necessary programme changes based on outcomes and performance.
  • Work with providers to ensure allocated resources are aligned and used effectively; contracts are successfully negotiated and implemented in line with identified needs.
  • Ensure that LWS becomes integral to multi-agency and partnership work, addressing health inequalities in Sefton.
  • Lead the Strand By Me community hub, currently based in Bootle Strand, ensuring the smooth running of a health and wellbeing outreach base open to the public.
  • To co-ordinate innovative approaches to support positive behaviour change across health inequalities in both clinical and community settings.
  • To lead the marketing and communications work of the Living Well Sefton service and working with partners, including LA Corporate Communications and NHS, producing communications, marketing and engagement strategies for the initiative.
  • Produce specialist reports, data sets and evaluations, presentations for commissioners, CVS and external providers as required.
  • Plan and co-ordinate workforce development and training needs including Making Every Contact Count (MECC), Think Differently Cope Differently etc.
  • Maintain oversight of the LWS Grant Funding pots, setting regular funding rounds that meet the needs of communities and align with Sefton’s priorities

For more information regarding the role, download the Job Description and Personal Specification below;

Job Pack (Downloads)

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
Diversity Monitoring Form
Criminal Convictions Declaration

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm, Monday 24 June 2024.
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 1 July 2024.

All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to