Programme Support Officer - Integrated Care Programme

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.
05 Nov 2018
21 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full time
Salary range: £41,847 - £44,691 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Be part of an ambitious programme of transformation across health and social care in Brent

Brent Council and CCG, working in partnership with key partners through the joint Health and Care Transformation Board (HCTB), have agreed the following vision:

“To achieve system sustainability in order to be a national exemplar for delivering patient centred care for people through practical front line working, supported by integration and effective joint operational and strategic leadership”

A joint programme of work has been agreed to deliver this vision:

1. Older people's pathway - improving patient flow out of hospital through the establishment of a single point of access, service alignment and improved processes to ensure more people are discharged home through ‘Home First'.
2. Integrated commissioning and market management - working jointly across social care and CCG funded care to ensure better care for people and joined up discussions with the market
3. Enhanced care in care homes - working with nursing and residential care providers to respond as a system to the challenges facing the sector and reduce pressure on higher acuity health and care services

In addition, the Board have agreed to scope three further areas throughout 18/19:

4. Self care - to determine opportunities for greater management of care in the community, reducing hospital admissions and long term care and support
5. Dementia and challenging behaviours - to explore opportunities to develop services and support for people with dementia and challenging behaviours to improve outcomes for individuals
6. Integrated care system development - to explore the potential for further integration across health and social care, including alignment of incentives to deliver key outcome objectives for Brent health and care system

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

In short, this is an exciting time to join Brent Council and CCG as we embark on this ambitious programme of transformation, and a real opportunity for the joint team to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of Brent residents.

The Post

The post is a jointly funded role between the CCG and Council, providing cross-cutting support to the Health and Care Transformation Team. The post will be critical to the smooth running and reputation of the programme, as well as supporting with communications, bids for funding and ensuring delivery of agreed actions across the whole programme of transformation.

The key areas of focus for the role are:

• Work with the programme director and programme managers to update and populate programme documentation, including programme plan, reporting templates and BCF returns
• Support to senior partner forums to drive delivery of agreed priorities, including production of actions
• Examine and implement practical ways of improving the quality and speed of communications from the programme to providers, staff and wider partners
• Identify additional external sources of funding to support the transformation objectives aligned to the programme
• Support the development of a quarterly system performance dashboard, working with the lead for performance
• Identify opportunities for wider engagement and publicity of the programme with external stakeholders
• Support the identification of good practice case studies, working with programme managers and programme director to embed opportunities into the programme
• Provide practical change management support to programme managers
• Support the programme director to manage specific aspects of the work programme activity

The post will report to the Director of Integrated Care, but will be required to work with senior partners across the CCG and Council.

The Person

The candidate will be able to work effectively with senior stakeholders, have strong programme management skills and experience of working across health and social care settings. But above all, the candidate will be hard working and passionate about improving care for people.

The candidate will also need to demonstrate:

• Demonstrable operational and project manager experience in a Local Authority, NHS or other public sector environment
• Experience of working jointly with both providers and commissioners in LA/NHS.
• Experience of successful change management delivering tangible results.
• Effective team working skills.
• Experience of working in a complex and adaptive environment.

Closing Date: 19 November 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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