Care and Health Improvement Adviser (Digital) and Senior National Adviser to NHSx (Fixed term until 31 March 2022)
Home Based

Vacancy Reference: 002222

Location: Home Based

Closing Date: 11/06/2021

Salary: £93,705 per annum

Employment Type: Fixed term, part-time

Department: Deputy Chief Executive, LGA

Hours Per week: 15

About us
The Local Government Association (LGA), with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has a programme for sector led support for social care; the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP). As part of this programme we have a partnership with NHSX co-leading an integrated approach to care and health improvement through digital technology.
The LGA’s role is to represent and support all local authorities, and you will therefore be part of an extended team which works across all functions of local government.   

The role

In this challenging high profile role, you will be instrumental to the improvement of council care technology and digital development in adult social care alongside health partners and will be the Senior Strategic Sponsor for the NHSX joining up care programme, representing the LGA and ADASS and leading partnership programmes as appropriate.

The focus of the role is to support councils, and local health and care systems, improve care technology and digital developments in adult social care. This is as part of a wider CHIP team whose improvement work includes innovation in social care, co-production, integration, data security, finances, commissioning, safeguarding, and working with national, regional or local NHS partners on an integrated basis to improve outcomes. 

To fulfil our CHIP ambitions for digital support and innovation we have recognised the importance of forging a partnership with NHSX, who hold the DHSC policy brief in this area, as well as responsibility to deliver a number of digital support programmes to the adult social care sector. We have made great progress developing our joint approach and this is an excellent opportunity to provide leadership in this area.

The role will work nationally and regionally with NHS, ADASS and council partners. You will also be working with other functions of local government, including where necessary members and members of corporate management teams. 

The requirements
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You will bring to the role proven senior level experience in complex political and strategic environments within social care and health services. You will have the ability to effect change through building relationships with national and regional partners, with your focus firmly on the difference this is making to people’s lives. 

Together with an in-depth understanding of central and local government, you will have a track record of creating strategies, interventions and innovative solutions to complex issues. An inspirational, motivational and influential leader with deep integrity and professional credibility, you will demonstrate a flair for negotiation and forging partnerships. 

You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.

If you would like to find out more about the role please speak to Ian James (Ian.James@local.gov.uk or 07817 542255) 

Closing date:       5pm, Friday 11 June 2021
Interview date:    W/C Monday 21 June 2021, interviews will be held remotely

As a Disability Confident Leader, the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community


 

This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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