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Deputy Head and Programme Lead (Crisis / Acute)

NHS AfC: Band 8d

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 8d
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
990-NHSEI0675LN
Site
Skipton House
Town
London
Salary
£73,936 - £86,687 per annum
Closing
18/08/2019 23:59

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.

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.

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.

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.

In 2016, NHS England published the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH). This, alongside the published ‘Dementia 2020’, forms the basis of an exciting and highly complex work programme, which seeks to change and improve the way mental health services are commissioned and delivered on the frontline. Implementing the Mental Health work programme involves a number of Arms Length Bodies (ALBs), stakeholders and other partners supported by an investment of over £1bn of additional funding over the five years to 2020/21. Transforming Mental Health services is a NHS, Prime Minister, and Department of Health and Social Care priority. The current work on the NHS Long Term Plan has further strengthened the status of Mental Health as a top priority for the next 10 years, with at least £2.3bn of additional funding by 2023/24 committed.

We are looking for a senior leader to take on the role of Deputy Head and Programme Lead (Crisis and Acute). This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior leader to shape and lead the next steps of the implementation of the Adult Mental Health programme in line with the ambitions set out in the Long Term Plan.

The Deputy Head and Programme Lead will have exceptional leadership skills, a strong interest in mental health and advanced analytical skills. The duties of this role include:

      • Driving strategy and ensuring alignment across the mental health system
      • Developing and communicating the vision for the role of innovation
      • Engaging with key strategic regional and national policy makers
      • Developing or championing new initiatives or projects as necessary

 

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, 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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You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. If you have a query relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on england.hrqueries@nhsbsa.nhs.uk or 0300 330 1369.

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