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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2022.

Head of Integrated Early Help and Prevention - Portsmouth City

Job Reference: 449-CSP538

Solent NHS Trust
£65,664 - £75,874 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for an exceptional individual with a diverse skill set and strong leadership abilities to take forward the Portsmouth Early Help and Prevention service which is integrated across Portsmouth City Council (the Local Authority) and Solent NHS Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity, for the right person to take our service into the next phase of development from a strong place of being rated Good by Ofsted and CQC in 2018. If you are able to demonstrate strong leadership skills across multiagency and multidisciplinary environments and have a passion for Early Help and Prevention, we want to hear from you.

You will be responsible for delivery of the integrated service under a Section 75 Partnership arrangement and work with strategic partners to progress the Early Help offer further across the city to meet the needs of the population served.

You will need to be a visible, accessible and professionally authoritative presence, providing leadership through the provision and commissioning of services as part of the Early Help and Prevention Service which includes Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, School Nursing, Early Years, 5- 19 targeted offer, voluntary sector contracts and a commitment to the Supporting Families Programme.

We are interested in hearing from experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds relevant to this role which includes Local Authority and NHS experience but not exclusively.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact:

Richard Brown, Operations Director, Solent NHS Trust:

Sarah Daly, Director Children, Families and Education, Portsmouth City Council:

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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