Programme Adviser – Care and Health Improvement Programme Team
Westminster - London

Vacancy Reference: 001846

Location: Westminster - London

Closing Date: 08/12/2019

Salary: £54,620 pa (including London Weighting)

Employment Type: Fixed term or secondment considered, full-time

Department: Grant Funded Programmes, LGA

Hours Per week: 35

Fixed term/secondment opportunity available until 30 June 2020

About the role

As a key member 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 high-profile national programme which support councils and their health partners to integrate and improve local care and health services.

The role, which sits within Better Care Fund and Integration team, will lead the delivery of a programme of sector-led peer reviews, delivered by the LGA on behalf of the Better Care Support Team.

The role requires a highly adaptable individual who can bring drive, expertise and flexibility to developing a programme that delivers insightful learning for local systems and national programmes. This includes engaging directly with colleagues and stakeholders in the LGA and partner organisations at a national, regional and local level to organise the peer reviews and resulting improvement work, and support the overall programme’s objectives, as well as ensuring the programme is delivered in existing resources and capacity.

The role includes ensuring that the peer reviews inform and are informed by wider work within the Better Care Fund and Integration workstreams, and that local systems supported by them are enabled to improve in line with the peer review recommendations. You will also be working alongside and influencing national partners such as the Department of Health and Social Care, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and NHS bodies. This includes identifying and sharing best practice, including developing resources which disseminate this learning nationally, and ensuring the voice of local government is heard in national discussions.

You will be expected to be flexible in working across this high-profile area as this fast-moving agenda develops, including the publication of Adult Social Care Green Paper, implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan, and establishment of a new Parliament. In return, you will enjoy a stimulating and varied personal workload, be a key member of an enthusiastic and dedicated expert team, and benefit from clear, enabling leadership. 

About you

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 the peer review and 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. 

Closing date:   5pm, 8 December 2019
Interview date: 11 December 2019

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.