Chief Executive

Employer
NHS
Location
Kent and Medway
Salary
Up to £240,000
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Sector
NHS England, Integrated Care System
Category
Executive, Chief Executive
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The NHS, social care and public health in Kent and Medway are working together to plan how they will transform health and social care services to meet the changing needs of local people. They are focussed on how best to encourage and support better health and well-being, and provide improved and sustainable health and care services, for the 1,917,087 people who make up the population of Kent and Medway.

There is one Clinical Commissioning Group, eight healthcare providers, one upper tier authority and one unitary authority, sharing a goal to transform health and care in Kent & Medway:

Healthcare providers: Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Medway Community Healthcare, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Local authorities: Kent County Council (upper tier authority), Medway Council (unitary authority), Ashford Borough Council, Canterbury City Council, Dartford Borough Council, Dover District Council, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Sevenoaks District Council, Swale District Council, Thanet District Council Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Integrated Care Partnerships: Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Integrated Care Partnership, East Kent Integrated Care Partnership, Medway and Swale Integrated Care Partnership, West Kent Integrated Care Partnership

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The Opportunity

Do you have the vision to deliver a new healthcare approach for patients in England?

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. They exist to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in patient outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money and support broader social and economic development in their area.

As CEO of the ICS’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) you will work with your colleagues, your community and your partners to deliver a long-term strategy to achieve this.

There are now 42 ICSs covering the whole of England, each serving between 500,000 and three million people. Each ICB will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.

Final appointment as ICB Chief Executive would be dependent on the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and, subject to any potential amendments made to that Bill, be made formally by the ICB Chair on establishment.

These are significant, high-profile roles at the cutting edge of public sector reform. To succeed you will need:

  1. To share our belief that ICSs should reflect all the communities they serve and the ambition of the NHS long term plan.
  2. Significant board level, and CEO experience leading across regulated environments.
  3. Strong, strategic leadership skills, critical reasoning and numeracy, with the experience of stewardship of significant public funds, good governance and delivering impactful public outcomes.
  4. A track record of leading transformational and digital change and an ability to establish a new organisation, top-team and healthy, stakeholder-led culture across your system. You will know how to lead sophisticated engagement and performance strategies at system level.
  5. To be politically astute and an exceptional communicator. This will be demonstrated though a track record of building trusted partnerships which have driven practical, community-led change.
  6. To bring current health experience and thinking which drives improvements in care, long-term, preventative strategies for population health and for tackling health inequality.
  7. You will have great personal integrity and expect this in others. You will actively champion diversity, inclusion, and equality of opportunity for all.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.  We know through experience that the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender, identity and gender expression, 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 the consideration of reasonable adjustment for people who have a disability.

Find out more

If you have any queries please refer to the Applicant Information Pack on this site initially.  If you would like a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact:

Annette Sergeant at our executive search partner Annette.sergeant@ekimconsulting.com

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