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Interim Brief

  • Responsible for Adult Health & Care transformation plan design and delivery across the directorate
  • To provide leadership and focus for the translation of strategic intent into key programme and project plans, coordinating and leading programme and project managers within the directorate, as well as liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders for cross-organisational transformation activities
  • To line manage senior programme and project staff as required, and take responsibility as a senior leader for wider responsibilities as required
  • To design and implement clear reporting and performance management frameworks, focused on target outcomes of transformation, and creating clarity on progress made against objectives
  • To work with Council colleagues to provide transparent communications on transformation activities for the purpose of bringing staff along the journey, and to create opportunities for further collaborative working
  • Forge strong relationships with local partners, including local GPs, Primary Care Networks and community groups to ensure the membership are engaged with the Council’s transformation plans
  • To work alongside information, finance, quality, commissioning delivery and public health colleagues in the Council to both inform transformation plans as well as to effectively delivery in a collaborative manner
  • Utilise data, information and insight to maintain a clear overview of issues which affect the city region, its communities and residents, managing competing priorities for transformation within financial constraints
  • To maintain an in-depth understanding of the Government’s policy around integration of Local Government and the NHS, place-based intervention, asset-based approaches to care delivery, and general transformation of health and care services, putting in place approach arrangements to ensure effective implementation
  • Support the work of the Mayor, elected members, particularly the Cabinet and the relevant Cabinet Members, Assistant Cabinet Members and Select Committees through the provision of high quality advice and information
  • Review, maintain and uphold the City’s constitution
  • Ensure the effective operation of decision-making and scrutiny processes, promoting good governance
  • Contribute to the Council’s performance management framework, and other key strategies and business plans, including delivery of relevant aspects of the City Plan.

Substantive JD

Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Adult Health & Care transformation plan design and delivery across the directorate
  • To provide leadership and focus for the translation of strategic intent into key programme and project plans, coordinating and leading programme and project managers within the directorate, as well as liaising with relevant internal and external stakeholders for cross-organisational transformation activities
  • To line manage senior programme and project staff as required, and take responsibility as a senior leader for wider responsibilities as required
  • To design and implement clear reporting and performance management frameworks, focused on target outcomes of transformation, and creating clarity on progress made against objectives
  • To work with Council colleagues to provide transparent communications on transformation activities for the purpose of bringing staff along the journey, and to create opportunities for further collaborative working
  • Forge strong relationships with local partners, including local GPs, Primary Care Networks and community groups to ensure the membership are engaged with the Council’s transformation plans
  • To work alongside information, finance, quality, commissioning delivery and public health colleagues in the Council to both inform transformation plans as well as to effectively delivery in a collaborative manner
  • Utilise data, information and insight to maintain a clear overview of issues which affect the city region, its communities and residents, managing competing priorities for transformation within financial constraints
  • To maintain an in-depth understanding of the Government’s policy around integration of Local Government and the NHS, place-based intervention, asset-based approaches to care delivery, and general transformation of health and care services, putting in place approach arrangements to ensure effective implementation
  • Support the work of the Mayor, elected members, particularly the Cabinet and the relevant Cabinet Members, Assistant Cabinet Members and Select Committees through the provision of high quality advice and information
  • Review, maintain and uphold the City’s constitution
  • Ensure the effective operation of decision-making and scrutiny processes, promoting good governance
  • Contribute to the Council’s performance management framework, and other key strategies and business plans, including delivery of relevant aspects of the City Plan.

Shared Management Objectives

  • Provide clear and inspiring leadership to all staff
  • Own, live and demonstrate the vision, core values, and ethos of the Council, ensuring they are translated into clear objectives and initiatives and impact for the whole city
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement to develop an outstanding service, where innovation and enterprise flourish
  • Guide and be accountable for the relevant Division and Service Managers within the Portfolio
  • Use the Council’s available financial resources to maximum effect within the Council’s financial regulation and standing orders
  • Assist the Mayor and elected Members in the formulation and review of service policies to achieve the Council’s strategic objectives and statutory obligations.
  • Initiate and develop strong working relationships, both internally and externally, and maintain effective networks in order to seek out new ideas and innovations to improve service delivery.
  • Visibly promote and demonstrate a commitment to equality and diversity in all areas of the service and wider business.
  • Be responsible for the effective management of relevant HR policy and procedures, including disciplinary, welfare and attendance processes.
  • Actively promote best practice to ensure consistency, fairness and transparency at all times.
  • Deal with conflicting demands to establish corporate priorities.

Broad Responsibilities

  • Ensure continuous improvement, value for money and best value are delivered.
  • Develop staff performance and set appropriate target levels of service.
  • Create a positive learning and working environment through delegation, mentoring and coaching of staff and through the identification of training and development needs including promoting equality, diversity in all aspects of our development.
  • Ensure the development, provision and analysis of high quality management information and documentation that is timely, accurate and meaningful.
  • Promote strong, direct and effective communication and involvement with all stakeholders.
  • Support the work of the Mayor and elected Members at the strategic level.
  • Provide financial advice to the Mayor, elected Members and Officers.
  • Ensure financial and accounting practices and best practice are adhered to.
  • Work in a corporate and co-operative way with all senior management, members and staff.
  • Develop the City Council’s commitment to equal opportunities and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Ensure that work complies with all statutory requirements, Standing Orders and Financial Regulations of the City Council and ensure that all work functions are undertaken in accordance with health and safety legislation, codes of practice, and the City Council safety plan. This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive. It is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility.
  • Performance excellence
  • Customers (direct and indirect) at the heart of all decision making
  • Managing people, resources and performance
  • Demonstrating real and substantial value for money
  • Leading the business service
  • Challenge, create and innovate

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development related to one or more aspects of innovation, transformation and growth, which reflects commitment to effective management in a large organisation.

Experience

  • Substantial senior management experience of social and health care services working corporately and with health partners in a large and complex public sector organisation, together with a deep and demonstrable understanding of working in a demanding urban context.
  • A proven track record of improving services within social and health care environments and the ability to demonstrate improved outcomes.
  • A successful track record of achievement including managing challenging change initiatives and exploiting new opportunities.
  • Experience of implementing transformation and innovation which deliver service improvements. This will include experience with Council areas including commissioning, customer & digital, workforce impact and re-modelling across the directorate, financial processes and financial assessments.
  • Leadership and implementation of ‘place-based’ approaches to health and social care, including integration activities.
  • Experience of policy development, implementation and successful evaluation of Health and Care initiatives in a local government context.
  • Subject area expertise in organisation design and development, service design and blueprinting, customer journey mapping, financial processes, change management and customer experience / insight.
  • Experience motivating and leading a significant number of staff in a demanding environment, demonstrating a successful track record of promoting equality and inclusion throughout a big organisation.
  • Demonstrable record of managing large, complex budgets involving a range of funding streams.
  • Evidence of success in delivering or facilitating major projects within tight budget constraints and with limited resources.
  • Proven track record of effective programme and project management including evidence of delivering large scale projects achieving major savings and service transformation.*
  • Operational and strategic management experience of delivering high quality services in a multi-agency context. This includes direct service provision, through partnership or via transformation activities.
  • Success in establishing a performance culture, including people planning, target setting, performance appraisal and the management and motivation of diverse staff groups.

Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to lead and motivate a team with vision and inspiration
  • Ability to translate strategic direction into achievable objectives and plans
  • Experience of working with strong accountability systems, either through elected boards, strategic boards, Acute and Primary Care Services, shareholders or political governance systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to persuade and influence partners and stakeholders.
  • A significant understanding of the legislative and policy framework relating to health and care services together with associated current and emerging local government issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate and disseminate a vision; to present clear, accurate and concise reports to a wide range of audiences reflecting political sensitivities where appropriate.
  • Good judgment and the ability to anticipate and plan for future developments and options.
  • Strong analytical skills and project management skills, and the ability to use data and information intelligently – this includes the ability to analyse the operational and financial impact of proposals on services and the ability to define the extent to which workforce, financial, IT and digital, customer service, commissioning and social care processes need to be re-modelled or developed to meet new legislative requirements
  • The ability to develop practical and creative solutions to both service and corporate problems. This may include identification of workforce re-modelling options to enable the Council to meet the new requirements of social care reforms.

Personal Style and Behaviour

  • The highest personal integrity and loyalty, supportive to colleagues, with a drive to deliver on the City Council’s vision and values.
  • Commitment
  • An understanding of and a personal commitment to the vision, aims, values and priorities of the

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