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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Deputy Designated Clinical Officer - SEND - Band 7

Job Reference: 710-WSCCG028

Employer:
West Suffolk and, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Groups
Department:
Safeguarding
Location:
Ipswich
Salary:
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex CCGs plan and buy healthcare services for over one million people. Working within a total budget of £1.5bn per year, we serve some of the poorest and wealthiest communities in the UK.

This is an exciting time to join us. Our three CCGs - each rated 'outstanding' by NHS England - are joining forces.

In addition to consolidating our own resources and expertise, we are also building powerful alliances with our partners in the local government, healthcare, community and voluntary sectors. Because we know that together, we can achieve the best possible health outcomes

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best their abilities. We value professional development and care about health and wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation that employees are proud to be part of.


Deputy Designated Clinical Officer - SEND Band 7

37.5 Hours Per Week - Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Designated Clinical Officer for SEND to join the CCG’s SEND Team and support an incredibly exciting portfolio of work. The SEND programme of work is an opportunity to work within a forward-thinking Health team in an integrated way across organisational boundaries with colleagues in Health, Education, Care and external stakeholders to drive forward positive improvement for the children, young people and families that we serve.

The post holder will work closely with the Designated Clinical Officer and have lead responsibilities in the SEND Team. This role will be outward facing to the SEND system and provide health consultation and advice to in an accessible and responsive way.

As the Deputy DCO, you will also undertake work to improve the quality of health input into the SEND system and oversee the work of the SEN officers in the SEND Team. The role will work with the DCO to oversee the CCG’s responsibilities in relation to EHCP processes with our Local Authority partners. You will have a good understanding of what quality services should look like and as a registered professional sound experience of working within clinical services for children and young people such as paediatrics, mental health or nursing.

This role will cover the ICS footprint, which includes East and West Suffolk and North East Essex. If you are interested in learning more and would like to speak informally about the role, please contact Kathryn Searle, Designated Clinical Officer (SEND) at kathryn.searle@suffolk.nhs.uk

 

Just over 1 hour by train from London, 1 hour by car to Stansted Airport, 45 minutes from your connection by overnight ferry to Holland; Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to the Suffolk coast and heaths, the inspiration for the composer Sir Benjamin Britten.

From the east to the west, under impressive skies, the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.

Stretching north from Ipswich and Felixstowe, the Suffolk Coast, (with five sailing havens), and heaths has miles of Heritage Coast set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and charming market towns for you to discover. The Ipswich waterfront is a beautiful ‘jewel in the crown’ and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk.

Inland are undulating fields, enfolding picturesque villages and slow-flowing streams. Some of the finest ancient woodlands can be found in this part of Suffolk, an area that abounds with ancient market towns, including Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham hardly changed since its heyday as an important Middle Ages wool town.




Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:

  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria

  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details pre-employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (including pension information)

  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We operate a probationary policy and all staff new to the NHS will be subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please note we do not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance

If the post you are applying for requires any level of professional qualification or professional registration you will be required to bring evidence of this to interview and at appointment stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

If you are short listed for interview, details will be sent to you by e-mail via the NHS Jobs website. You are therefore advised to check your e-mail (including your junk folder) and your NHS Jobs account on a regular basis

We look forward to receiving your completed application form


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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