IPC Site Advisor Children and Young People

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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IPC Site Advisor Children and Young People
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed Term until 31.03.19
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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London and Leeds
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
01/03/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. We set the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourage and inform the national debate to improve health and care.

We want everyone to have greater control of their health and their wellbeing, and to be supported to live longer, healthier lives by high quality health and care services that are compassionate, inclusive and constantly-improving.

NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. A lot of the work we do involves the commissioning of health care services in England. We commission the contracts for GPs, pharmacists, and dentists and we support local health services that are led by groups of GPs called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs plan and pay for local services such as hospitals and ambulance services.

We have devised a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View. And now, with our partners, we are delivering that vision. This vision shows that we are getting serious about prevention, identifying and delivering improvements in health care, redesigning the NHS so it continues to meet the needs of patients, ensuring the NHS is financially sustainable and engaging the public in this whole process.

We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.

Please note, if the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area Supplement. If this post is an Executive or Senior Manager (ESM) role or Medical Leader position this supplement is not applicable.

The Personalised Care Group at NHS England are looking for a dynamic individual who has experience of working with children and young people and developing personal budgets and wider approaches to personalisation such as personalised care and support planning and community based approaches.  This individual would be passionate about supporting all children and young people to have greater choice and control over their lives and support, and addressing the challenges facing the current system. This important new role will work across two teams (Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team and the Personalised Care Group) bringing together two key Government Priorities – children and young people’s mental health (Future in Mind), and personalised care (The Five Year Forward View/NHS Mandate).

The Children and Young People’s Site Advisor would provide support on personal health budgets and wider personalisation to the Looked After Children with Mental Health Needs Project, Transforming Care and SEND workstreams within the Integrated Personal Commissioning and PHB programme.

This exciting post sits within the Personalised Care Group, which has recently been formed, bringing together a number of teams and programmes within the Strategy and Innovation Directorate, including: Personal Health Budgets (PHBs), Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC), and Patient Choice. These programmes are essential to the successful delivery of the Five Year Forward View which sets out a clear vision for the NHS to work to empower patients to personalise and have more control over their own care, including by breaking down barriers between health and social care. You will work as part of a dynamic team to support a national programme of work with a number of CCGs and local authorities as they develop and test the potential of Personal Health Budgets and Integrated Personal Budgets to ensure that Looked After children, young people and care leavers have choice and control over the support that they receive for their mental health and emotional wellbeing. You will also liaise with colleagues working on Transforming Care for Children.

You will be a talented, experienced project/programme officer, with a background in the NHS or local government, and/or with experience of strategy and projects for children and young people. You will have excellent relationship management skills, and ability to build credibility and trust with colleagues within the NHS, local government, the voluntary sector, and central Government.

The specific objectives of the Looked After Children with Mental Health Needs Personal Health Budgets project are to:

  • Develop a viable replicable model for the introduction of personal health budgets and integrated budgets to this cohort of children and young people in a minimum of 6-12 sites
  • For each of these sites to have identified the appropriate cohort and scaled up personal health budgets to these children and young people by March 2019.
  • Develop the evidence, capability and capacity to roll out this approach nationally from March 2019.

The post holder will also be required to oversee multiple sites throughout England, including some travel.

NHS England values contributions from diverse backgrounds, and would welcome applications from under-represented groups. For more information on Future in Mind, Personal Health Budgets and Integrated Personal Commissioning please see the NHS England website.

The advert will close early if we have a high volume of applications.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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