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Network Delivery Lead

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom £38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
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Network Delivery Lead

Job Reference: 990-1-EI3301-NY

Employer: Location: Waterfront 4, Newcastle upon Tyne Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

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.

2.5 WTE (2 x 37.5 hours per week , 1 x 18.75 hours per week)

We are looking for people to lead our expanding physical health and long term conditions clinical networks. The main focus of each role will be to work collaboratively with the network clinical lead(s) and provide leadership, management and facilitative support across the clinical network, in pursuance of agreed work plans and priorities. Our clinical networks cover cardiology, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and vascular, as well as cross-cutting work streams such as rehabilitation and prevention. We also work jointly and collaboratively with our other clinical networks, such as maternity, child health, mental health and learning disabilities. Clinical knowledge and background is not a necessity, although may be advantageous, as would experience of the healthcare sector. Mainly we need people who can galvanise and support clinicians and other key stakeholders across our network to achieve common goals.

Whilst network delivery leads may be tasked to work across any of our clinical networks, it is likely that successful candidates will be deployed at this time to one of: stroke, respiratory or rehab. We are recruiting here to 2.5 whole time equivalent (wte) positions and we consider that both stroke and respiratory will each require 1.0 wte and rehab 0.5 wte. However, applications are invited on both a full time or part time basis, fixed term or secondment, and we will work with successful candidates to best align resource across the networks within that 2.5 wte limit.

Key duties include: coordinating the activity of the clinical network in collaboration with the network clinical lead; engaging stakeholders including clinicians, patient representative groups, other health, social care and 3rd sector bodies; organising and facilitating events, meetings and discussions in pursuance of network activity and goals; agreeing work plans and coordinating delivery of key objectives; supporting governance, monitoring and reporting requirements locally, regionally and nationally.

The posts are fixed term until 31st March 2022 due to current programme funding arrangements.

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Ian Railton

Job title: Clinical Network Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 07730 380805

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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