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Head of Integrated Early Help and Prevention

Job Reference: 449-CSP309

Solent NHS Trust
£61,777 - £72,597 p.a. - pay award pending Apr20

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 Troubled 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:

Kate Slater, Head of Early Help and Prevention on 02381 031839 or via

An assessment centre for this role has been scheduled to take place in Portsmouth on 16th March. Successful candidates will need to allow the whole day for this..

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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