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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

ICS Advanced Practice Lead

Job Reference: 256-SH123

Surrey Heartlands CCG
Advanced Practice
Surrey Heartlands ICS, Leatherhead
£47,126 - £53,219 pro rata pa plus Fringe HCAS

The Surrey Heartlands ICS Workforce Team is looking for an experienced advanced practitioner tolead the development of education, training and workforce development opportunities in relation to advanced practice (AP) across the ICS, in line with system priorities, with a focus on bringing together and representing all professional groups.

The post holder will work in collaboration with AP Leads and system partners, to scope the current networks, partnerships, and opportunities that are currently available to clinicians working in AP roles, or who are upskilling through AP. The post holder will be required to identify a clear vision of how these roles can be developed across the system to ensure that they are in line with specific clinical pathways and wider system agendas with the aim to maximise the workforce development investment available.

The role has 4 key priorities:

- Develop a network to inform ICS level understanding of current AP workforce, and opportunities to expand/innovate across Surrey Heartlands, building upon existing scoping of AP at organisational level.

- Work in collaboration with clinical experts, organisation/Training Hub AP Leads, professional, education and workforce Leads to inform the ICS level demand, education capacity and investment required and establish ICS advanced practice workforce patient pathway priorities.

- Through collaboration, explore opportunities to develop a system level AP strategy, governance, and shared documentation/processes eg core job descriptions, job plans, SOPs.

- Act as a key point of contact with HEE SE Region Advancing Practice Faculty.

The post holder will also work with arm’s length bodies (HEE SE Region Faculty of Advancing Practice, NHSE&I) to support the roll out of national, as well as local, workforce priorities which lead to increased capacity and capability within this identified workforce.

We would warmly welcome any questions about this opportunity - please contact Lucy Moreton, Head of Workforce, in the first instance.

(Please note that the successful candidate will be employed by Surrey Heartlands CCG on behalf of Surrey Heartlands ICS).

This role could be an ideal secondment opportunity.


We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome all applications, especially those from underrepresented communities, including people with a disability, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

As part of the organisation’s commitment to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Surrey Heartlands CCG will consider all requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, compressed hours, part-time hours and/or job-sharing, and homeworking.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, NWS Clinical Commissioning Group will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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