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Service Development Manager - Band 8b

Job Reference: 327-18-448

2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Acorn House
£49,242 to £59,964 per annum

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for up to 2 years**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

Gloucestershire has been successful in a bid to become a ‘Wave 1 Trailblazer site’ for the Governments recently published Green paper; reducing waiting times and integrating mental health teams in schools and the wider community. This is a prestigious pilot project being one of few areas across the country to gain trailblazer status. It will also be part of Gloucestershire’s new ‘Integrated Care System,’ working together across Gloucestershire to improve the health and wellbeing of our population. This brings an exciting opportunity for a Service Development Manager to join the CYPS team on secondment for up to two years.

This role has been commissioned to develop, lead and ensure the successful delivery of the mobilisation and implementation plans as part of the Green Paper ‘Trailblazer Service Development for Children and Young People’ alongside colleagues in the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), education, the voluntary sector and children services. The role therefore has a strong multiagency focus and requires excellent partnership working skills to develop the new service along with project management skills to meet tight NHS England deadlines. This role will be a Senior Lead post within the CYPS service and with it also manage the development and delivery of multiple key CYPS projects as required.

The current teams/specialities within Gloucestershire CYPS include:

Primary Mental Health, Schools Link, Level 3 Specialist Teams, Children’s Learning Disability, Multi-agency provision TACS and GMAT, Vulnerable and Complex Teams – HSB, CiC, YO&SM, IMH, FCA, HE and Parenting Team.

The appointed candidate will contribute to the successful performance of Gloucestershire CYPS, providing operational leadership and participating in wider strategy development. They will ensure the delivery of targets, objectives and outcomes for the service, developing and maintaining systems and processes to monitor and manage performance.

Key elements of the job purpose are to:

  • Lead the development and operational management and oversight of the pilot project, services as required and other key developments, undertaking needs led analysis to ensure the “voice of the child”, parents and carers are central to service development and implementation.
  • Participate in the development of key outcome indicators and the evaluation of the trailblazer project in order to demonstrate impact working with multiple partners.
  • Ensure routine outcome monitoring is embedded within the development of the service in order to demonstrate improvements in outcomes for children, young people and parents/carers.
  • Actively engage in integrated locality work with other providers and partners. Work with the Glos CCG and the Trust to deliver expected performance and quality indicators, to demonstrate quality and effective outcomes shown through a formal service evaluation process.
  • Have project management skills and be able to plan and deliver against key milestones.
  • Provide day to day senior operational management and leadership to the clinical services.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex management decision making.
  • Collect and collate data and information effectively for the purpose of audit, and service performance.

Do you have excellent partnership working skills?

Can you demonstrate a positive ‘can do’ approach?

Are you flexible and adaptable to change and able to adjust services and delivery over time and in response to feedback?

Are you able to lead, inspire and motivate others to work with you?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Melanie Harrison, on 01452 894300.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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