Forecast and Planning Manager

The Finegreen Group
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Specialist Area
Technical services, ICT
Job Level
Salary Band
below £20,000
Information Technology
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
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Job Details

Job Purpose:
As a member of the Forecasting and Capacity Team you are expected to be accountable for accurately planning resources within budget to effectively meet demand in accordance with targets and KPIs of the Trust meeting the challenges of delivering Pandemic & Health Emergency Response Services (PHERS) and enable the Service to respond rapidly and effectively to changes in patient care, demands, working practices and other internal and external factors.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the operational strategy by scheduling capacity to meet demand, resulting in improved quality of patient care and outcomes;
  • Manage the scheduling function for the PHERS directorate, its staff and budget, ensuring compliance with Trust procedures, policies and protocols;
  • Deliver the roster schedule for operational delivery, with a performance focus, regularly reviewing, refining and monitoring to ensure it is as fully staffed as possible in accordance with Trust policies and protocols, minimising abstractions and maximizing relief; working with colleagues in other departments to achieve this;
  • Liaise with functional heads and their teams to manage all issues relating to payroll in regard to timesheets, including sickness, leave, overtime and other abstractions;
  • Contribute to and propose changes to forecasting and capacity policies that may  have an impact throughout the PHERS directorate and may impact on internal and  external stakeholders;
  • Collaborate with functional heads and their teams to ensure staffing establishment is maintained in the most cost effective manner taking into account skills mix and operational requirements;
  • Liaise with each service to ensure all staff are rostered to attend courses relevant to their professional qualification, planning these courses to minimise disruption and maintain quality of patient care and outcomes;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to identify and plan for fluctuations in demand for resources, developing strategies in relation to risks and issues. Work with all stakeholders to ensure relief and bank staff and overtime are allocated as efficiently and effectively as possible to maintain operational cover within budget constraints;
  • Ensure managers and staff are aware of any operational cover issues;
  • Support the operational managers in the day-to-day shift management.
If you are interested in this post, please send a copy of your updated CV to Ben Cook at


The Finegreen Group are a leading independent recruitment consultancy for both Interim and Permanent appointments in various disciplines and market sectors throughout the UK & overseas, with specific strength within the Healthcare and Education sectors.

Our Estates & Facilities division manages a database of immediately available, cost effective, fully referenced candidates with significant experience of the following ;

  • Executive & Director level
  • Soft Facilities Management
  • Hard Facilities Management
  • Surveying and Property Management
  • Engineering (including Building Services and Maintenance)
  • Health and Safety / CDM
  • Project Management
  • Energy & Environmental Management
  • Fleet & Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Bid & Contract Management
  • Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Consultancy
  • Business Development

Please visit our web-site to view brief candidate profiles or to view our latest vacancies.

Find Us
0345 130 4006
Universal Square
Devonshire Street North
Greater Manchester
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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