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Band 8d Assistant Director - Community Health Services

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102554-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Bridge Park Plaza, Thurmaston, Leicester
£78,192 - £90,387 pa

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you a high performing, senior healthcare and system leader, ready for their next challenge? Join us in our journey to Step up to Great.

Our Community Health Services include adult nursing and therapy services across a number of community hospitals, in a wide range of other community settings and in patients’ homes.

As the leading community health services provider in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, our services include general and stroke rehabilitation, end of life care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, podiatry, falls prevention.

The Directorate has numerous award-winning and innovative initiatives, and is one of a small number of accelerator sites in the UK for the national Home First/Ageing Well campaign.

At a system level, the Directorate plays a crucial role in flow of patient discharge from our local Acute Trust. Enabling flow from the Acute, through LPT inpatient settings where required, and back into services delivered in patients own homes is a key aspect of this role.

This work is complex, requires teams to think beyond traditional organisational boundaries and requires leadership that can effectively engage and work with other systems partners such as University Hospitals of Leicester, local authorities and other care providers.

Working alongside the CHS Associate Medical Director, and Head of Nursing and Quality, the Assistant Director will, with the support of the Directorate Leadership Team, be accountable for the strategic leadership of health service delivery and the effective governance of the diverse range of clinical services provided in CHS.

Specifically the Post holder will be responsible for providing high level operational and strategic direction, planning and leadership to ensure that the Directorate provides high quality clinical care, which is safe and achieves its performance and financial objectives. The Post holder will be accountable for what our service users experience and say about our services and what our staff say. They will foster productive and positive internal and external relationships to enhance care delivery.

We are looking for an experienced senior healthcare leader, with outstanding leadership skills and confidence to drive performance and transformation in a complex environment, and high quality outcomes and experiences for patients and staff.

The role will involve working with other system partners to enhance Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)’s approach to providing integrated care to the people who use its services.

Our leadership behaviours are

  • Valuing one another
  • Recognising and valuing people’s differences
  • Working together
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Always learning and improving

These will be important characteristics in how you go about getting things done and leading a culture that empowers strong capable leadership in the Directorate.

The successful candidate will have shown that they are an effective, visible and approachable leader who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both within and across organisational boundaries.

For further information or an informal conversation with Sam Leak (Director for Community Health Services) please contact Wendy Mills (PA) Mobile: 07918 996767

Please note the stakeholder panel will be held on Wednesday 27th October and interviews held on 28th October.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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.

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