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Business Manager - Adult Business Unit

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-11-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Business, Change and Development Service
£45,753 to £51,668 pa (pro rata)

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 role supporting our Adult Business Unit? Then our Business Manager role could be for you. We are looking for 12 month cover, starting in March 2021.

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. Within LCH the Adult Business Unit provides a portfolio of community health services for adults across Leeds and includes 13 Neighbourhood Teams and citywide services supporting people with complex and multiple long term conditions. Adult Business Unit services have an evolving role working with partners in primary and secondary care, social care and the third sector to develop our service offer in response to national guidance including the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Business Manager role is part of our newly established Business, Change and Development Service (BCDS) which is a network of skilled and experienced project managers and change agents. Uniquely the role is also part of the Adult Business Unit senior leadership team, and will work in a matrix way to ensure business expertise is used to support the services to be as effective and efficient as possible.

The Business Manager role is an important and diverse one, no two days are the same! This role would suit an individual from a range of professional backgrounds including performance, contracting, project management, business development, service development, partnership working and/ or operational management. The diversity of the role could be extremely rewarding for the right individual and there may be opportunities to develop specialisms within the role as well as career progression within the health and care system.

Typical responsibilities include overseeing service changes and developments through an annual business plan; leading performance processes; managing contracts; being a key contact with key stakeholders (such as commissioners); and providing leadership, management and professional support to staff from the BCDS.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable skills in service development, change management and performance improvement. You will have experience of working across agencies and skills in making and sustaining effective relationships both internally and externally. You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will thrive on challenge and will make use of negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills to achieve agreed goals. You will be action orientated with an interest in improvement and innovation that will help the organisation deliver on its vision to deliver the best possible care to all communities. You will have the ability to expertly manage a large number of competing priorities in an ambiguous health and care environment.

We strongly urge interested candidates to get in touch with the current post holder for a conversation about this role – Katie Smith (07719989789).

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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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