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ICS Development Lead

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Fulbourn, United Kingdom £75,914 - £87,754 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_bmy7qjDxNQzU

ICS Development Lead

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3392-EE

Employer: Location: Victoria House, Fulbourn Salary: £75,914 - £87,754 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that's job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an 'home' office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to national coverage of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) by April 2021. ICSs are a way of creating shared local responsibility for service transformation and building wider partnerships with local government and other community partners. In line with the new operating model, regional teams are at the forefront of delivering this change and working with, and alongside, systems to help them become thriving ICSs.

The ICS development team is part of the East of England Strategy and Transformation directorate whose role is to enable strategic transformation, supporting the development of local health and care systems, leading the regional implementation of agreed national priorities for service transformation, proactively shaping the provider and commissioner landscape, and prioritising and supporting improvements in service configuration where needed.

In this role you will support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and ICSs with their development. You will work as part of a blended national/regional team to support the six systems in the East of England region; which are Cambridgeshire & Peterborough STP; Norfolk & Waveney STP; Suffolk & North East Essex ICS; Mid & South Essex STP, Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes ICS and Hertfordshire & West Essex ICS.

This role will see you working closely with System Lead Directors in NHSE/I, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and with a variety of senior stakeholders across health and care organisations. You will need to be able to quickly build trusting relationships.

You will be responsible for identifying requirements and providing tailored support across a variety of policy and support areas.

You will be instrumental in building the delivery team and creating a delivery focused culture. You will line manage members of the ICS Development Team.

This is a challenging role where you will be expected to lead and deliver work, creating pace and momentum. You will be an important figure in influencing new ways of working. The successful candidate will be passionate about the impact of system working for population outcomes and reducing health inequalities and will be driven to support systems to deliver on this. The candidate will have experience delivering change and/or transformation and have a clear understanding of the integration agenda.

We may close the vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient number of applicants. We advise that you submit your application as early as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJoan SkeggsJob titleHead of ICS DevelopmentEmail addressjoan.skeggs@nhs.netTelephone number07730 371144

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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