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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Associate Director of Design & Solutions

Job Reference: 325-A-21-128846

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Digital Design & Solutions
Leatherhead, Surrey
£67,509-£77,719 incl Fringe HCAS

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We are proud to have established a human-centred design approach to change; from person-specific through to large-scale service redesign. This has been key in enabling significant benefits for our staff and the people we serve, frequently building on improving understanding through strong relationships to optimise existing approaches. We are now looking for our next champion and ardent voice in this space!

If you are a leading digital thinker and design evangelist, relationship builder and change influencer we want to hear from you!

A few years ago, and out of feeling frustrated and fed up at traditional and frequent approaches to innovation and change, we took the radical decision to implement a full-scale better way of doing things. By bringing user-centred design and agile approaches into the way we do improvement, we radically altered the value that digital investments and technologies offered. Along with our design practice we have altered and continue to build our approach to app development and further developed a leading capability focused on clinical intervention health technologies. We are now looking for an Associate Director of Design and Solutions to take this to the next level not only leading our central function but continue a revolution across the Trust and our partners.

We are never looking for the status quo, so we’ll need an adaptive and dynamic leader to continue the development of our approach of empowering teams. We are looking for someone who can lead and involve diverse, multi-disciplinary groups and build on the momentum we have whilst evangelising an approach to not just technology solutions but service design.

You will be a cutting edge digital and design leader with an appreciation of the complexities of digital health and care. You’ll fundamentally have a passion to learn and support others in their own learning and a proven record of creating an environment of putting people at the centre of how you operate.

If this is of interest to you do contact me so we can discuss the role. There will always be a lot of grey areas in progressive and thought leading organisations, so the job description will only tell part of the story!

We also offer a wide range of flexible working arrangements (with the role on offer up to 37.5hrs) which can be tailored for your circumstances so do get in touch and/or apply.

Check out some of our work here and listen to a recent podcast on our approach

SABP Overview

We are embarking on a journey of ongoing improvement, bringing together clinical and technology transformation starting with a series of high impact change initiatives. With investment of more than £8 million a year and a significant additional spend regionally, this is a highly complex and challenging journey that combines a range of existing workstreams and innovative service developments. Working with our multi-agency partners we are looking to use technology and data as the catalyst for mental health, learning disability and wider health and care service redesign; delivering qualitative improvements and excellence in personalised health, enabling the best outcomes for all.

Operating across the wide spectrum of health and social care (including schools, other blue light services and the third sector) this is a journey delivering the vision and goals of the Trust’s Digital Transformation Strategy - Every Person, Every Story - Our Digital Journey (2020), whilst building on the Trust’s Clinical Strategy and the NHS Long Term Plan. We will proactively speed up the digital transformation of SABP and its partners; focusing on the ‘way of doing things’ and re-imagining care pathways and services, integrating leading edge technology and data, and designing and implementing a ‘virtual care’ framework.

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

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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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