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Managing Director

Posted: 29 Sep 2020 Closes: 29 Oct 2020
Elizabeth House, Cambridge, United Kingdom VSM per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_NTZipN7capNK

Managing Director

Job Reference: 310-TACT-2660590

Employer: Department: Director Location: Elizabeth House, Cambridge Salary: VSM per annum

East of England Provider Collaborative

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to host a new Transformation and Commissioning Team (TACT) to support the new East of England Provider Collaborative (EoEPC).

The new team will deliver improvements in care for people using specialist mental health services across the East of England region.

The initiative is underpinned by the principles of prevention, early intervention, community based provision, and least restrictive practice. There are currently 20 CCGs within the East of England region organised in six STP areas. STPs will remain critical partners in developing and commissioning community alternatives to admission to hospital.

The EoEPC supports a population of over six million people, delivering specialist mental health and learning disability services. The six member Trusts are: -

• Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) - Lead Provider for Adult Eating Disorder Services
• Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)
• East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)
• Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) - Lead Provider for Medium and Low Secure Mental Health and Learning Disability Services
• Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) - Lead Provider for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
• Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT)

A single Transformation and Commissioning Team will be established to ensure strategic planning and service development; clinical oversight and quality assurance; contractual, financial and informational oversight.

The collaborative is seeking to appoint exceptional individuals to join the new team and to use their vision, talent and ability to make a significant contribution to strategic development, governance and planning of the Collaborative's business.
The following role is available:

Managing Director

As the Managing Director, you will be a dynamic and innovative leader and through your positive and strong influencing style, establish and steer the Collaborative's development as an outstanding provider of services, ensuring effective governance arrangements are in place.

You will prepare the collaborative members for future commissioning arrangements and inspire stakeholders across the region to work in partnership to achieve the Collaborative's aims.

Candidates should have demonstrable skills in engaging and managing robust relationships and communications with key internal and external stakeholders and strategic partners in health and social care: this includes NHS Trusts, independent service providers, Local Authorities, CCGs, STPs and ICSs across the region.

This is a complex leadership and influencing role, and the successful candidate will bring extensive experience of managing complex healthcare programmes, the ability to negotiate and influence at a senior level. He/she will have extensive experience of working in complex healthcare environments and developing and implementing clinical strategies, changes to operational infrastructure, commercial strategies and business cases.

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals with an exceptional track record at Director level to support the Collaborative on its journey from being newly formed to a mature state delivering outstanding services and in a position to take on new services.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further please email Hazel Hitch, Executive Assistant, on to arrange a conversation with Tracy Dowling, Lead CEO for the collaborative.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently 'at risk' & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are 'at risk' please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

In submitting an application form, you authorise CPFT to check any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should we receive sufficient applications.

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