Head of Health and Care Integration
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with a passion for shaping the future of health and social care, to fill a newly created post leading the councils work on health and car integration. This is a short term 12 months post available as a secondment opportunity.
This is a key strategic role and an integral partner across health and care in both boroughs. It aims to support the delivery of the health and care integration plans which support the integration of planning, commissioning and delivery of co-ordinated, joined up and seamless services to support local people. The service is primarily focussed on delivering the priorities outlined in White paper ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’; and the subsequent Health and Care Act (2022). The focus of the role is on shaping local authority contributions within the Integrated Care system at both a Place and strategic level
The role requires a comprehensive understanding of the legal and policy frameworks affecting health and social care and of key local partnerships and structures. It requires skills and experience of working within health and/or adult social care in partnership with a range of stakeholders. Key skills include the ability to communicate complex concepts, analyses information and present reports , influencing senior leaders and shape a new way of working for adult social care in partnership with Integrated Care Board and Integrated Care partnership and place based structures.
This is a full-time post for 36 hours per week. It involves some work outside of normal work hours
If you are interested in this role and would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Wild Lynn.Wild@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
To apply for this role please submit your CV and a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4 sheets) by the closing date stating how you meet the person specification requirements.
At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.
Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there is an option you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 3 July 2022
Shortlisting Date: 4 July 2022
Interview Date: 11 July 2022
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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