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Associate Director of Strategic Planning

Posted: 25 Sep 2020 Closes: 25 Oct 2020
Bamber Bridge, Preston, United Kingdom £75,914 to £87,754
Permanent & Full-time NHS_g8GXeDpWACEU

Associate Director of Strategic Planning

Job Reference: 351-CS1519

Employer: Department: Corporate Location: Bamber Bridge, Preston Salary: £75,914 to £87,754

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information about Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Development

Lancashire and South Cumbria is the major health and wellbeing provider for a population of 1.7 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. A provider of mental health and learning disability services and physical health services in the community. We are on a journey of improvement, having a new leadership team and have invested significantly in mental health services in the last year.

Our Chief Finance Officer, Sam Proffitt joined us in early 2020 and has been supporting the Chief Executive and Board to develop the future strategy and direction for the Trust working closely with the Partners within the Lancashire and South Cumbria system. This fresh approach can be seen through strategic initiatives such as developing a wider system management role within the system and strengthening partnerships and integration as we use a population health management approach to meet the needs of local populations.

We are looking to appoint an Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Development to further assist this fresh approach. You will support a new high performing Executive Team who have set themselves on challenging transformational journey as such we are looking for an individual who will relish these demanding but exciting challenges. You will provide strategic advice on the formulation of Trust policy and strategy and work collaboratively across the health and care system, engaging in and influencing external networks and partnerships.

You will have responsibility for leadership, direction and management of the organisation's planning function to ensure that strategy is translated into action through the business planning and objective setting processes, working closely with Trust colleagues to ensure plans are aligned and developed consistently. This work will incorporate the capital planning requirement and business case development as we embark on a number of key estates developments.

Strong leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills will be essential, and you will bring the integrity and gravitas to influence and engage our stakeholders both in the Trust and externally. Commercially astute and adaptable, you will bring your expertise and knowledge to support the Board and will inspire teams to continue to achieve all they can.

To learn more about us, our ambitions, this exceptional opportunity please contact our recruitment partner Eric Tomlinson on 07887 572970.

Closing date: 16th October 2020

Interviews: 30th October 2020

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