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Partnership Development Manager

Job Reference: 833-AJ-CC-442-20

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Operations Directorate
Stockdale House / Home Working
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you a skilled senior project manager who aspires for a rewarding strategic development job with a difference? Then our Partnership Development Lead role could be for you. LCH is in the process of creating a new Development Strategy and this role will play a critical contribution in developing partnerships across the system as part of our established Business Development Team.

As a provider of a diverse range of NHS community services, LCH is a key player in the Leeds health and care system and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System. We are on an exciting transformation journey of integration with primary care and have a significant role to play in achieving the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions. These include the achievement of sustainable health and care delivery which centres on a shift in focus from acute services to prevention and better meeting people's physical, mental and emotional health and well- being health and care needs in the community.

For LCH partnership working has always been crucial and is the way in which we work to deliver the best possible care for the people of Leeds. In practice this will mean helping to develop meaningful relationships and services with Local Care Partnerships, Primary Care Networks and Care Homes; as well as supporting an integrated care agenda and embedding population health management approaches. As time progresses agendas are likely to shift and so the post holder will be resilient and excited by the new opportunities this offers.

With this agenda comes complexity and an ever changing context of priorities and partnership opportunities. We are therefore looking for an individual with:

. Exceptional relationship management and partnership development skills

. The ability to wade through complexity and fluidity, making sense of what is relevant for the organisation and make practical contributions to progress our shared agenda

. High level strategic thinking that can connect emerging system developments and turn them into action

. Strong networking skills that can engage with the right partners and bring the connections back into the organisation to improve how we deliver services

. Strong facilitation that can get buy in from a range of stakeholders and who can act as a ambassador for LCH in terms of our role within current strategic agendas

. Service development and change management experience at an organisational and system level

. The ability to adapt project management tools and techniques for a health and care setting within remits that can often be ambiguous.

We strongly urge interested candidates to get in touch for a conversation about this role.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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