Post 1 Fixed term/secondment until 31 March 2020
Post 2 Fixed term/secondment until 30 August 2019 (may be possible to extend subject to funding)
About the roles
As key members of the Care and Health Improvement Programme, you will bring your skills, knowledge and recent operational experience in health or local government to work on a range of high-profile national projects which support councils and their health partners to integrate and improve local care and health services.
Both roles involve designing and organising sector-led improvement support to councils and NHS partners via local, regional and national programmes, such as those delivering support to reduce stays in hospital and improve transfers of care, as well as to implement integrated, person-centred, community provision which helps to keep people well and independent at home. The roles include being able to engage directly with partner organisations such as ADASS or NHS Confederation, regional groups and local authorities, and offer advice and support where required.
You will also be working alongside and influencing national partners such as the Department of Health and Social Care, and NHS bodies through national fora and programmes such as the Better Care Fund, Personalised Care and Integrated Care programmes. This includes identifying and sharing best practice, and ensuring the voice of local government is heard in national discussions.
You will be expected to be flexible in working across these priority areas as this fast-moving agenda develops, including the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and Adult Social Care Green Paper. In return, you will enjoy a stimulating and varied personal workload, be key members of an enthusiastic and dedicated expert team, and benefit from clear, enabling leadership.
You will bring the understanding, experience and drive necessary to begin making a positive impact from day one. Experience of commissioning, improvement or policy work and/or operational management in adult social care or health is essential as well as the ability to produce briefings and to contribute to the design and delivery of support products. Partnership working and a flair for managing a large workload will be keys to your success, and you will have exceptional relationship building and influencing skills. With strong knowledge of health, care and local government, you will bring the expertise to support sector-led improvement across health and social care.
The Local Government Association speaks with one voice on behalf of local government in England and Wales. Made up of elected representatives from all the different political parties, we aim to set the political agenda and advocate for local government in national discussions.
Our flexible working policy allows staff to work from home up to 2 days per week subject to needs of business and line management agreement.
Closing date: 15 October 2018
Interview date: 23 October 2018
We value diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community