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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/07/2022.

Senior Programme Manager for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Job Reference: 137-NW-586

Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board
Mental Health Strategic Commissioning Team
Norfolk County Hall
£54,764 to £63,862 pa

The NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (NWCCG) is a clinically-led NHS organisation, responsible for commissioning (planning and purchasing) integrated health and social care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney.

We are committed to integrated working with a wide range of partner agencies and individuals, including our local NHS Acute and Provider Trusts, family doctors, the Borough, District and County Councils, the voluntary sector, Commissioning Support Unit and of course our patients, our aim is to ensure we commission the right integrated services, enabling us to improve the experience of patient care and ensuring the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for the Norfolk & Waveney community.

We believe strongly in creating a workplace built on teamwork, whilst allowing individuals to grow and develop in their own roles. Our main offices are based at Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, however we have a local office for the East of the region based in Beccles and another in the West of the region based in King’s Lynn, therefore travel across the Norfolk and Waveney footprint as well as out of county is required according to where the providers are situated.

As a strategic part of the wider NHS our ambition, of ‘better health, better care, better value’, is our abiding principle and guides the way we design and commission services for people living in Norfolk and Waveney, therefore if you are someone who enjoys making a difference and would like to be a part of the nation’s most respected and valued organisation then we would like to hear from you.

It’s an exciting time to join our new Mental Health Strategic Commissioning Team!

Context of the role
We are looking for a dynamic experienced Manager to assist with the ambitions for Neurodevelopmental disorders(NDD) including both Autism and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as other neuro diverse conditions. Currently Children and Adults wait too long to receive assessments and we know further work needs to be undertaken to improve our pre and post diagnostic support offer.

The challenge is to ensure we have sufficient health provision to meet the health needs of those people with some of the most complex presentations, due to the barriers that exist in society for people with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We must ensure we engage with the wider system including social care and the voluntary and community sectors, to ensure that the workforce, people with lived experience, and their carer’s, have confidence in services across the Norfolk and Waveney footprint.

The Role
We are seeking a leader with a background in project management and commissioning who can work alongside our clinical teams and our social care commissioners to develop pathways that combine clinical, therapeutic, and social care input to improve care and support for people presenting with neuro diverse conditions.

You will need to develop strong and effective partnerships county councils, especially operational social work and commissioning colleagues, partners, voluntary community sector organisations and have a commitment to co-production of services for people with Neurodevelopmental disorders and their families and carers. You will be able to build on your knowledge and link with other areas nationally and regionally think of ways to transform the current model, enabling people with NDD to have their presenting needs met in a timely, safe and effective way.

Your role will be to ensure we deliver on our vision of improved community mental health care for people with Neurodevelopmental disorders.

About You
The successful candidate will have proven and extensive experience of working within and co-ordinating large, complex transformation programmes, evidencing highly developed negotiation and influencing skills in sensitive and political situations, nationally, regionally, and locally.

Further Information
If you have any questions about this role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Gates Senior Programme Manager, Learning Disabilities, Autism and Transforming Care.

Hybrid Working

The CCG operates a flexible approach to working. It is expected that our staff will work from a combination of home and office (where possible). For staff designated in a hybrid role they should have a safe and suitable place to work with Broadband access and space for a desk, chair and monitors. At interview a discussion will take place between the recruiting manager and the candidate to ensure they are clear on what is expected.

Your application

Please submit your application form without delay to avoid disappointment; we will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

We are unable to accept CV’s as part of an application. Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job. Be mindful that any offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment checks e.g. health, identity, right to work, qualifications, registration and references. Please provide up to date referee details to avoid delay. A start date will not be confirmed until clearance from all the checks has been obtained.

We welcome applications from disabled candidates and those applicants need only meet the essential criteria to be invited to interview. We will also make any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process providing that you inform us of any special requirements.

We are an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be welcomed and considered.

Further information

Please check the email account (including your junk mail) that you supplied as part of your application on a regular basis following the closing date and throughout the recruitment process, as this is how we will communicate with you.

Arden & GEM CSU administer this account on behalf of the CCG, you may receive communications from both the CSU and the CCG during your recruitment.

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