Care and Health Improvement Adviser (Integrated Care) Home Based
Local Government Association
Fixed term until 30 September 2023
The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.
We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.
We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector.
The Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) exists to represent and support its membership of DASSs and their management teams. ADASS is also a charity which gives a national voice for social care. ADASS and the LGA work together as partners to lead PCH.
About the Partners in Care and Health programme (PCH)
The Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services are Partners in Care and Health (PCH) working with well-respected organisations. PCH helps councils to improve the way they deliver adult social care and public health services and helps Government understand the challenges faced by the sector. The programme is a trusted network for developing and sharing best practice, developing tools and techniques, providing support and building connections. It is funded by Government and offered to councils without charge.
About the role
In this challenging high-profile role, you will be instrumental to the improvement of adult social care in Councils and in their partnerships with health services.
To give senior level advice and support to PCH’s work on delivering improvement support for integrated care, and specifically in meeting the requirements of the contract from the Better Care Fund which PCH and Newton Europe are delivering as partners.
This will be achieved working under the direction of the Director of Adult Social Care Improvement for the PCH programme, and with other key partners and stakeholders: Newton Europe, the BCF Team, NHSE, and central government departments.
The work will also involve giving support and direction to the team tasked with delivery of this work, and at times if necessary to lead actual improvement support on a bespoke basis.
You will bring to the role proven senior level experience in complex political and strategic environments within social care and health services. 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 be considered for the role, please provide a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria and upload your CV.
We use anonymous recruitment, which is the practice of hiding candidates’ identities. This process involves removing any identifying information from candidates’ applications which includes names. We are unable to remove candidate’s names from their CV’s. If you wish to remain anonymous, we ask that you take your name off your CV before submitting.
Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 2nd April 2023
Interview Date:W/C Monday 17 April 2023, interviews will be held virtually
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- LGA annual leave entitlement is 29 days, rising to 30 days after three years’ service and to 33 days after five years’ service, plus all UK public holidays (pro rata for fixed term and part time contracts).*
- Flexible & agile working – office-based staff are required to work in the LGA’s London office one day per week as a minimum, subject to business need and this may vary significantly between different roles and from week to week.
- Future development – face-to-face and virtual courses are scheduled in line with developmental goals
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- Family friendly policies
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