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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Senior Resilience Manager

Job Reference: 146-CCG-5548HB

Sussex NHS Commissioners
Operations - Resilience
Brighton and Hove
£45,753 - £51,668

The Sussex Commissioners are an equal opportunities employer, and our workforce is currently under-represented from people from Black and Minority Ethnic and disabled communities. We would welcome applications from people from these communities as our ambition is that our workforce is fully reflective of the communities that we serve. Sussex CCGs are signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the System Resilience team in Sussex. As Senior Resilience Manager you will provide leadership to the local place based health and care system to deliver improved flow and operational resilience. You will be part of a newly formed Sussex-wide team and will be responsible for developing strong working relationships and gaining operational insight into local services to lead the resilience function in the West Sussex system.


This role is pivotal in supporting operational performance at a system level and establishing effective integrated working between organisations to improve flow and manage surges in demand in a joined up way. You will bring strong problem solving and highly effective communication skills to the role, alongside experience and understanding of the operational pressures facing the local health economy. In addition to supporting the system with day-to-day system performance, you will lead and coordinate the development of local surge plans and implementation of the Sussex escalation framework.


This role will involve developing strong working relationships with system partners in the acute, community and Mental Health Trusts, alongside Local Authority, primary care and other local system providers. The post holder will work in partnership with the system to understand and resolve demand, capacity and performance pressures in relation to non-elective care.


If you are forward thinking, have excellent influencing skills and thrive in a fast-paced role then this is a great opportunity to be at the forefront of system working in Sussex.


Applicants are encouraged to make contact prior to applying – for an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Isabella Davis-Fernandez, Head of System Resilience 07920833974


Please note the following before applying:

1. Closing date: we reserve the right to amend the closing date based upon the number of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

3. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

4. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

5. Criminal records: due to the requirements of certain roles, a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure must be obtained by the organisation. Please be aware that anyone who is included in the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) barred lists will commit an offence if they engage, or seek or offer to engage, in a regulated activity from which they are barred.

6. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.

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