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Deputy Head of the Offender Personality Disorder

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
This role deputises for the OPD Programme Lead
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term Contract until 31.07.2020
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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£59,090 - £71,243 per annum
26/08/2018 23:59

NHS England leads the NHS in England, setting the priorities and direction of the NHS and informing the national debate to improve health and care. We strongly believe in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations and want everyone to have greater control of their health and 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 their spending. Our work involves the commissioning of health care services in England, and we support local health services that are led by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). We have devised and are delivering a strategic vision for the NHS, along with our partners in health, called the Five Year Forward View.

If the advertised role is based in London on an Agenda for Change Pay Band, it will attract a High Cost Area supplement. This supplement is not applicable to Executive or Senior Manager or Medical Leader positions. For positions offered on a part time basis, salary and any allowances will be adjusted pro rata.

We will not accept applications for this position by CV or via recruitment agencies.

The NHSBSA is responsible for the processing of your application; a privacy notice is attached to advise you on how we will process your personal data.

The role will be within NHS England’s National Specialised Mental Health Team. 

The OPD central team spans between NHS England and HMPPS and gives strategic leadership to the overall pathway programme, and oversees the commissioning of services. 

The team is committed to delivering the OPD pathway strategy across prison, probation and health locations, and to directly address the exclusion of persons likely to be diagnosed with personality disorder from mental health services. The OPD pathway us unique in that it is a joint strategy which has reducing reoffending alongside improvement in mental health, as main objectives.

As the Deputy Lead for the OPD pathway the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the OPD Pathway to influence and negotiate with, key NHS leaders and providers to take into account the learning, model of care, and needs of the people who are screened into the pathway; to ‘mainstream’ elements of the OPD pathway programme. You will contribute to the ongoing development of the OPD strategy taking into account any financial revisions, and the national and service evaluations

The post holder will lead the provision of an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well co-ordinated OPD pathway capable of meeting all statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements ensuring alignment with the activity of the organisation.  

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Sarah Skett