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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Transformation Lead - Band 8b

Job Reference: 710-WSCCG045

West Suffolk and, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Groups
Strategy & Development (I&ESCCG)
£53,168 to £62,001 pa pro rata

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.

Transformation Lead - Band 8B

Permanent - 26.5 Hours Per Week


The Integrated Care Transformation Team are hosted by Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG but work across the Ipswich and east Suffolk Alliance leading the redesign and transformation of services to ensure the system provides person centred pathways that optimise health and well-being, and appropriate use of urgent or emergency care services. The team also ensure national and local directives are implemented, such as the NHS England Urgent and Emergency Care Programme and the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System five-year plan. Working with Alliance partners from across health, social care, and the voluntary sector including the local acute hospital, community service, mental health trust, county council and Suffolk GP Federation we seek to develop whole system pathways to ensure people receive the right care, in the right place, by the right person.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team for an individual who has a track record of creative problem solving to improve patient outcomes and optimise system wide flow. You will have a passion for innovative service transformation and have worked in the health and/or social care environment. You will have experience of integrating services, successful pathway redesign and implementing service change. You will be responsible for ensuring effective project and change management expertise for the transformation of services and be able to confidently plan, execute and evaluate a project. Strong presentation skills and patient engagement skills are also key.

This role would suit someone who enjoys working in a fast pace environment, with multiple stakeholders, and at a time of exciting change and development as we continue to transition towards an integrated health and care system with joint plans and outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across the Integrated Care programme of transformation which spans development of proactive and responsive out of hospital care models and services to support the reduction of the number of people who unnecessarily use urgent and emergency care services. This includes the development of integrated services and pathway re-design in areas such as Admission Avoidance, End of Life Care, Care Homes, and Long-Term Conditions Management in line with the national Ageing Well agenda as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. It also includes the development of community-based services within locality Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTs) to maximise people’s independence and improve health and wellbeing outcomes.


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.

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