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Lead for Delivery of Offender PD Strategy SoE

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Oakley Road
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
15/11/2018 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.

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The Offender Personality Disorder team works across NHS England and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) providing strategic leadership and commissioning of the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway.  The team delivers across prisons, National Probation Service and health locations, it aims to directly address the needs and risks (serious re-offending) presented by those people likely to have a severe personality disorder.  The OPD pathway is unique in that it is a joint strategy which aims to develop workforces, reduce re-offending alongside improvement in mental health as its main objectives.


This exciting role will work as part of a dynamic and innovative team developing a strong, joint partnership pathway.  As the south of England NHSE co commissioner the post holder will work alongside a commissioner  from HMPPS developing and delivering the regional South of England OPD pathway plan.  As part of the strategic development of the pathway the post holder will also be expected to support and sometimes take the lead on wider national developments.


The post holder will support the development of the future shape of service provision as prescribed in the Five Year Forward View. The post holder will also build relationships and influence activities, including working across and outside of the organisation to improve services. The role covers the three specialised commissioning areas of South West, South Central and South East of England and, therefore, requires extensive travelling commissioning services as far apart as Kent and Cornwall.  Please note if you are successful to interview level, this is likely to take place at one of the OPD services based in a prison, and is likely to include some service user involvement.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information please contact Zoe Thornton NHS E Deputy Lead of OPD