Programme Manager Dementia


Job Description

In Cwm Taf Morgannwg we estimate that at least 4,500 people are currently living with dementia. Prevalence tends to increase with age, with the highest rates in the over 85 year age group, however around 5% of those diagnosed are under the age of 65. Based on current prevalence rates and population forecasts, significant increases are predicted for the over 85 year age group in particular over the next 15 years.

In March 2021 Welsh Government issued All Wales Dementia Care Pathway of Standards. The standards have been developed using the Improvement Cymru Delivery Framework and work will focus on developing a 2 year Delivery Framework Guide covering period April 2021 March 2023.

Underpinned by kindness and understanding, initially there are 20 standards these sit within 4 themes;

  • Accessible
  • Responsive
  • Journey
  • Partnerships and relationships

The standards have been prioritised from over 100 and they are dynamic, meaning the set of standards will be evolving, when each standard is achieved across Wales it can be replaced with a new one. This means following a robust review, standards can be added and subtracted.

The key message is one of promoting partnership between agencies and stakeholders to drive the standards forward. At local level the Regional Partnership Board (RPB) and Dementia Steering group will oversee implementation.

Reporting and measurement requirements align to a range of existing audit and reporting streams such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Health Care Standards with additional measurement definitions developed as necessary. Reporting and measurement will commence during the implementation phase.

The Dementia Pathway of Standards is not expected to be delivered in practice over the next five months (delivery focus will be April 2022-March 2023) as the focus will be to use this period for readiness and self-assessment. This provides each region with an opportunity to align existing work, review systems, review resources and engage with communities and partners to develop a regional integrated approach to implementing the dementia standards.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to support the development of the Dementia Steering group and take a leading role in the development and delivery of the Dementia Standards, their scrutiny, challenge and monitoring.

The role will have a particular focus on strategy development, performance management and reporting evidencing the impact of investment as well as managing defined projects.

As a senior professional manager working at corporate level across the 4 regional statutory partner organisations with considerable freedom to act, the post holder will play a key role in supporting these organisations in the development and implementation of the key objectives set out in the projects.

The post holder will manage dedicated project resources and resources contributing to project delivery. In particular, the post holder will have specific programme and project management responsibilities, often working within tight timescales and competing demands. This work will often involve working with highly complex, sensitive and contentious information with a high degree of autonomy.

For more information, please contact Sarah Mills ([email protected]) or Kevin Duff ([email protected])

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