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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/03/2021.

Chief Executive

Job Reference: 471-21-6508

Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System (ICS)

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System (ICS) is looking for an inspirational Chief Executive, whom, alongside the chief executive officers, chairs and councillors across the main partnership organisations, can lead Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIOS) in the next stage of our transformation.

The ICS chief executive will also hold the statutory accountable officer role for NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Kernow).

When compared to other places, CIOS has the benefit of a relatively simple ICS with fewer partners than other areas of the country, including a vibrant voluntary sector. In addition to this, we also work closely with Devon-based partners. We established the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership in 2016. Since then, significant progress has been made and this was recognised in us becoming an accredited ICS in December 2020.

Our people and population are central to our plans; improving their health and wellbeing is our purpose. The integration and improvement in the quality, reliability and safety of our system are central to our actions in the first place but we aspire to achieve services which are outstanding. Our partners see our future system as dynamic, integrated and interdependent.

Although we have been on a journey of transformation for several years, the emergence of COVID-19 has enabled us to rapidly join forces to support people. This has included the creation of community coordination centres, which have allowed us to work ever more closely with GPs and other primary care colleagues to provide the wraparound care people want and need. These centres have created a simple referral process to ensure people’s needs are met quickly by the right health or care professional, making the best possible use of our shared workforce.

You will provide strategic leadership and will be instrumental in the design and development of future governance and accountability mechanisms for the system and for its transformation and shared accountability as a partnership group. You will inspire others across our health and care system to deliver our health and wellbeing strategy –the foundation of our health and care plans - which addresses many of the issues and challenges that impact on people’s health, such as housing, education and employment.

Alongside other system leaders, you will provide inspirational leadership and management of innovative change across our partnership. Working with partners you will help to integrate local and national government initiatives, along with the provision of the voluntary/third sector and private sector organisations. Crucial to this role will be the development and implementation of our ICS Strategy. You will assist the increasingly cohesive public Senate, our main systems board, and the systems executive group to give strong, values–based leadership to our network of organisations and ensure a culture of trust, honesty and mutual respect is further built upon.

As a result, we are looking for a high calibre individual who can lead us through this continued journey of transformation. If you share our ambition, vison, and values, then we look forward to receiving your application and meeting with you in due course. We would particularly encourage applications from candidates with protected characteristics, as we are committed to improving diversity within our system.

Recruitment Timetable:

Interviews date: 13 April 2021

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact our recruitment partners The Finegreen Group at

For an informal and confidential conversation about the post, please contact:

Joe Joyce

Director of Senior Appointments

The Finegreen Group

07557 998 599



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