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Head of Service - 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service

Job Reference: 833-RK-CS-157-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Children's Business Unit
Stockdale House, Headingley Business Park
£53,168 to £62,001 per annum 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.

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This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience at a strategic leadership level working alongside other Heads of Service in the Children's Business Unit, supporting the General Manager and Clinical Lead for the Business Unit to deliver the best possible Offers for children and young people

Our public health integrated nursing service (PHINS) is a large service (circa 280 wte staff) made up of school nurses, health visitors, staff nurses and family support workers. It delivers services to children and young people from 0- 18years of age and is arranged in geographical multi-disciplinary teams so that One Team can meet the needs of a geographical population of children, young people and their families.

PHINS work with families across the spectrum of need from Universal services through to Partnership Plus and the service is fundamental to the safeguarding agenda across the Leeds system. Key partners in Early Help Hubs, PHI NS form an essential link across the whole system including children's centres and schools as well as our other Leeds Community Healthcare services, supporting children and their families to be safe and achieve the best possible outcomes.

The service is forward thinking, introducing digital initiatives such as Chat Health and has an active and well-supported social media presence through Facebook and even Instagram!

The 0-19 PHINS SPA based at Leeds Community Healthcare Headquarters, is the central supporting administrative team for PHINS.

The successful applicant will lead and manage 2 wte 8a operational service managers supporting and 1wte 8a Clinical lead for the PHINS portfolio.

The Head of Service role is part of the Children's Business Unit alongside other Heads of Service in the Children's Business unit and our finance, business and workforce partners. This is a strong, cohesive and supportive team and collectively delivers our services to children, young people and their families across Leeds.

We would be particularly excited to welcome applicants who have proven operational leadership and management skills, working at a senior level with strategic experience of working with partners across a system.

Confidence and experience of working with significant budgets is essential as is experience and appreciation of working to tight performance criteria that carry financial penalties.

Our new Head of Service needs to enjoy the reward (and sometimes challenge) of working with a large and diverse workforce and be prepared to challenge complacent practise.

As Leeds Community Healthcare is committed to living its vision and values, we are particularly interested in applicants for whom culture and values are integral to their approach and ambition for service delivery.

Whilst experience of working in children and young people’s services is not essential, it is preferred. However, knowledge and understanding of the children and young people’s agenda - both locally and nationally is essential to the success of this post.

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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.

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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