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Assistant Head of Health, Wellbeing and Partnerships

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Bexhill/Lewes/Hove, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001
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Assistant Head of Health, Wellbeing and Partnerships

Job Reference: 146-CCG-5588HB

Employer: Department: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Operations Directorate Location: Bexhill/Lewes/Hove Salary: £53,168 - £62,001

The Sussex Commissioners are an equal opportunities employer, and our workforce is currently under-represented from people from Black and Minority Ethnic and disabled communities. We would welcome applications from people from these communities as our ambition is that our workforce is fully reflective of the communities that we serve. Sussex CCGs are signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the East Sussex and Brighton and Hove CCGs' Partnerships Team. As Assistant Head of Health, Wellbeing and Partnerships you will lead health and wellbeing commissioning across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove to improve health and care outcomes for local people and reduce health inequalities. Working in partnership with upper and lower tier local authorities; healthcare providers; the voluntary and community sector alongside other teams within the CCGs this role is pivotal to improving health and wellbeing of local people (including commissioning services and support and development of the Voluntary and Community Sectors); and overseeing health and care strategic planning locally.

In collaboration with key system partners you will:
  • lead the delivery of the Health and Wellbeing implementation plans for local people including our ambition to reduce health inequalities
  • lead the CCGs approach to Voluntary and Community Sector commissioning to support the health and wellbeing of local people where relevant in partnership with Primary and Community Care directorate as they relate to Primary Care Networks
  • research innovative health and wellbeing opportunities to support delivery of improved health and wellbeing outcomes for local people
  • lead the strategic planning function for places
  • implement key action agreed in the Long Term Plan pertaining to health and wellbeing
  • provide specialist advice in relation to the health and wellbeing agenda

This role will involve developing strong working relationships with system partners, working in partnership with the system to understand local health and wellbeing needs, seek out opportunities improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, alongside advocating for health and wellbeing within the CCGs and across our local systems. If you are passionate, highly motivated and experienced in health and wellbeing, health inequalities and partnership working then this is a great opportunity to make a difference to health outcomes for our local population.

We are proud to embed our CCG values into all that we do and part of our selection process will include a values based interview. No preparation will be needed for this; part of the interview process will include values based questions which will be integrated in to the main selection interview. Information about our values can be downloaded with other recruitment materials.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Fiona Streeter, Associate Director of Commissioning and Partnerships on 07880 558416

Please note the following before applying:

1. Closing date: we reserve the right to amend the closing date based upon the number of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

3. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

4. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

5. Criminal records: due to the requirements of certain roles, a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure must be obtained by the organisation. Please be aware that anyone who is included in the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) barred lists will commit an offence if they engage, or seek or offer to engage, in a regulated activity from which they are barred.

6. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.

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