Programme Manager

Ferham House, Rotherham

Role: Commissioning home Programme Manager
Salary: up to £80,000 per annum
Location: Rotherham, with flexibility to travel


About the company

Our mission at Exemplar is to make every day better for the people who live and work in our homes. Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centered care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximizing independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. Our portfolio of 34 homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs with large scale growth plans over the next 5 years. This is an exciting time to join Exemplar where over 90% of our homes are rated good or outstanding with CQC and where fun/integrity/responsive/success and team work are our key company values.

About the role

Working within the fast-paced new home commissioning team, the post holder will lead the planning and delivery of multiple new home projects that form part of Exemplar Health Care’s exciting growth plans. This role will work closely with the MD Commissioning to ensure successful delivery of the programme through thorough control of the detailed end-to-end plan.

This role will work closely with the members of the commissioning team and other central support roles to ensure success in all areas of the project, including site selections, initiation, build, fit-out, resourcing, and training, occupancy and ongoing home operation for the first year after opening a new home. Standard Project Management approaches, tools and methodologies will need to be demonstrated, working within the Exemplar Health Care change governance framework.

Essential criteria

For full criteria please see the attached job description

  • Relevant change management qualifications e.g. Prince 2, MSP, Agile
  • Experience in the end-to-end change management
  • Ability to use traditional planning tools e.g. Microsoft Project, Excel Gantt charts



Some of the benefits

  • 27 days paid holidays per year plus statutory days
  • BUPA  Life Assurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Accredited CPD - Including leadership and management development programmes
  • Accommodation options available
  • Relocation bonus/support offered* 

Exemplar Health Care’s FIRST values:

Our values underpin everything that we do, and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our residents and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care.

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork


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Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

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