This is a pivotal time to join the Integration and System Transformation Team within Partners in Care and Health, which is part of the LGA’s improvement arm. The team recently secured multiple-year funding from the Better Care Fund to develop and deliver an expanded range of improvement support to councils and their partners in the NHS and beyond (such as care providers, the voluntary sector and housing) in the high-profile, dynamic area of health and care integration.
We are seeking a senior adviser to lead the support programme for Better Care Fund and Integrated Care. This team will focus on delivering a new programme in partnership with consultancy Newton Europe and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, focused on helping health and care leaders to accelerate their integrated care ambitions as well as address demand, demographic, performance and epidemiologic challenges to improve integrated working and person-led outcomes, maximise value and spread learning and good practice. Priority areas include population health and prevention, Home First approaches to hospital discharge, and integrated person-led intermediate care.
This critical senior role will bring their significant skills, knowledge and recent operational experience in health or local government to lead, design and organise sector-led improvement activity to councils and NHS partners via local, regional and national programmes. Central to the role is the ability to develop positive relationships and speak up for the sector, as the roles include being able to engage directly with national bodies, regional groups and councils, and offer advice and support where required.
As well as working directly with local health and care systems, you will also work alongside and influence national partners such as the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and NHS bodies. This includes identifying and sharing best practice and ensuring the voice of local government is heard in national discussions, as well as developing national publications and tools.
You will bring the understanding, experience and drive necessary to begin making a positive impact from day one. Experience of commissioning, improvement or policy work and/or operational management in adult social care and/or health is essential as well as the ability to produce briefings and to contribute to the design and delivery of support products. Partnership working and a flair for managing a fluid workload will be keys to your success, and you will have exceptional relationship building and influencing skills. You will also be expert at developing compelling narratives and sharp analysis to help develop alliances for change. With strong knowledge of health, care and local government, you will bring the expertise to support sector-led improvement across health and social care. In return, you will enjoy a stimulating and varied personal workload, be a key member of an enthusiastic and dedicated expert team, and benefit from clear, enabling leadership.
You must have the right to work in the UK; the LGA is unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.
Closing date: 5pm, 9 December 2022
Interview date: W/C 19 December 2022
At the LGA we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open competition, with appointment on merit. We are a Disability Confident Leader and, as such, the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
How to Apply
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