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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/09/2021.

Placement Expansion Lead - Band 8b

Job Reference: 710-WSCCG170

West Suffolk and, Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commisioning Groups
£54,764 to £63,862 pa

The NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk, West Suffolk and North East Essex CCGs plan and buy healthcare services for over one million people. Working within a total budget of £1.5bn per year, we serve some of the poorest and wealthiest communities in the UK.

This is an exciting time to join us. Our three CCGs - each rated 'outstanding' by NHS England - are joining forces.

In addition to consolidating our own resources and expertise, we are also building powerful alliances with our partners in the local government, healthcare, community and voluntary sectors. Because we know that together, we can achieve the best possible health outcomes

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment where employees are able to work to the best their abilities. We value professional development and care about health and wellbeing of our staff with many initiatives in place to make us an employer of choice and an organisation that employees are proud to be part of.

SNEE ICS - Placement Expansion Lead - Band 8b

37.5 Hours Per Week

12 Months - Fixed Term / Secondment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Placement Expansion Capacity Lead to join the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (SNEE ICS) Workforce Transformation Team. By acting as a fully integrated member of the SNEE ICS Workforce Transformation Team with close ties to the HEE Regional Clinical Leadership Team (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals), the post holder will support the development and lead delivery of the Clinical Learning Environment for all non-medical learners across the SNEE Integrated Care System. Ensuring that there is sufficient placement capacity to support all learners as well as developing innovative placement expansion programmes. The post holder will work as part of a team of 6 Placement Expansion Capacity Leads to bridge the regional development, and system delivery, of the regional Clinical Learning Environment Strategy

This role is to strategically lead and support the SNEE ICS Workforce Transformation Team, SRO’s and responsible Directors in the development and implementation of system wide approach to clinical placement expansion, supporting the Regional Clinical Learning Environment Strategy and emerging programme of work. This includes links to RePAIR and reducing student attrition, supporting and working with Education Leads as well as working with stakeholders across the system including primary care, social care and the voluntary and community sectors. The work plan will be linked to the ‘Can Do’ People Plan, and to support system wide Workforce Transformation initiatives being delivered across the system. The post holder will have oversight and be responsible for the implementation of system level innovative Placement Expansion initiatives, projects and supporting strategies. We are looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of placements and who can be innovative, looking for new and exciting opportunities for increasing placements across the systems partners to ensure students and learners have an excellent clinical learning experience.

We would welcome applications from those with experience of operational development and delivery, knowledge and experience in placement capacity and expansion initiatives. As the Lead, you will be responsible for supporting the development of a clear strategic direction for Placement Expansion across the system, linking this with the broader health and wellbeing agenda, setting out plans for project delivery and successfully implementing the relevant changes required to retaining and keeping our workforce well.

To be successful in this post we are looking for an applicant who has:

  • Experience and demonstrable track record of leading change / transformation change projects involving diverse groups of staff

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, be able to engage with key stakeholders

  • Clear understanding of Placements and Placement Expansion and the body of evidence supporting this

  • Knowledge of healthcare legislation, health, wellbeing, retention and workforce programmes

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of project, programme monitoring and reporting

  • Ability to work autonomously, flexibly and manage competing priorities


For further details contact: Amanda Lyes,Interim Director of Workforce, Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System & Director of Corporate Services and System Infrastructure.



Just over 1 hour by train from London, 1 hour by car to Stansted Airport, 45 minutes from your connection by overnight ferry to Holland; Suffolk inspires everyone, from George Orwell who adopted the name of one of our rivers, to the Suffolk coast and heaths, the inspiration for the composer Sir Benjamin Britten.

From the east to the west, under impressive skies, the varied landscape of Suffolk changes subtly.

Stretching north from Ipswich and Felixstowe, the Suffolk Coast, (with five sailing havens), and heaths has miles of Heritage Coast set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and charming market towns for you to discover. The Ipswich waterfront is a beautiful ‘jewel in the crown’ and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk.

Inland are undulating fields, enfolding picturesque villages and slow-flowing streams. Some of the finest ancient woodlands can be found in this part of Suffolk, an area that abounds with ancient market towns, including Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham hardly changed since its heyday as an important Middle Ages wool town.

Once we have received sufficient applications the job will close so if you are interested you are advised to apply immediately. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community

You are advised to read all of the attached documentation before completing your application form including the:

  • Job description and person specification as your application will be judged against this criteria

  • Key Benefits & Information Sheet which details pre-employment checks required and the benefits of working with the organisation (including pension information)

  • Disclosure and Barring Service information sheet if a DBS is required

We operate a probationary policy and all staff new to the NHS will be subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please note we do not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance

If the post you are applying for requires any level of professional qualification or professional registration you will be required to bring evidence of this to interview and at appointment stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in all areas of the organisation and through our policies we aim to encourage, manage and value diversity to ensure equality for all.

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