Deputy Head

United Kingdom
£67,247 - £83,258 pa
13 Dec 2017
27 Dec 2017
NHS England
Job Type

Shaping the future of the NHS. System transformation roles at NHS England

Can you help integrate the NHS?

Health needs are changing. Today there are half a million more people aged over 75 than there were in 2010, and there will be 2m more in ten years’ time. There are already 15m people with chronic conditions and there will be 3m more by 2025.  One in four of us will experience mental health problems. Chronic conditions like depression or hypertension aren’t cured by a trip to the hospital; they are long-term, requiring joined up services that help people manage their own health.  Preventing and treating these diseases are now the NHS’s central task.

NHS England’s System Transformation Group is at the heart of meeting these challenges. Building on the success of the New Care Models programme, we are responsible for catalysing integrated health systems responsive to population health needs and capable of proactive care. We work directly with NHS systems, including vanguards and ‘accountable care systems’, to solve collective problems and to generate practical learning for other parts of the health service. Through this real-world experience, we develop the NHS’s strategy working with our board and other national bodies.

For those interested in innovating the NHS’s delivery model—in a hands-on and collaborative way—the System Transformation Group is one of the most exciting places in the public sector to be. Not only is the work varied and intellectually challenging, it improves services for people across the country.

If you have the outstanding problem-solving skills, creativity and optimism to tackle these problems, then a role with us may be for you. Beyond intellectual horsepower, you’ll need to be able to get things done—and possess the first-rate relationship skills needed to do so, working with and through others.

If you are already operating at the most senior levels, we encourage you to follow this link for further information on the role and to apply via the button below.

The role can be based anywhere in the country, but will require regular travel to London and Leeds.

The closing date for these posts is 27/12/2017. 

Interviews will begin week commencing 8th January.

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NHS England values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.