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NHS England

Head of Public Health Commissioning and Operations

Job description

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation. At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you. Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage. We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients. The Head of Public Health Commissioning and Operations will have a senior leadership role within a dynamic team delivering an effective service, supporting staff across the public health system and be a key member of the Public Health Commissioning and Operations Senior Management Team. The post holder will have excellent leadership, communication, planning and organisation skills and have a strong background in governance and assurance of high-profile programmes and experience of managing teams and large and complex programmes. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will support policy development and operations by developing and implementing improved internal and external assurances processes, systems and corporate governance to ensure grip on delivery of our key performance indicators, key deliverables and change programmes. The post holder will also lead on: • Provide senior leadership for the internal and external assurance and analytical processes for the delivery of S7A public health programmes across the existing and emerging health system • Lead the development and delivery of the assurance and governance of the public health functions in collaboration with regional leads, PHE, DHSC and other stakeholders to ensure robust systems in place to maintain and improve quality of services and improve public health outcomes • Provide leadership for the planning and assurance required to implement new and sometimes complex changes to public health programmes in liaison with Public Health England, including developing programme approaches in direct commissioning to support the transfer commissioning responsibilities into S7A as appropriate • Liaise with the network of Regional Directors of Primary Care and Public Health, PHE’s Regional Director of Public Health, NHS England Heads of Public Health Commissioning and PHE’s Screening and Immunisation Leads and other key stakeholder networks for the delivery of public health programmes • Lead the team that provides public health analytical and assurance programme and project management support to screening and immunisation programmes and other associated public health programmes in the context of the corporate NHS England analytical teams • Lead the development of reports and narrative in liaison with the team about the performance and delivery of public health programmes • Lead the development of reports and narrative in liaison with the team that provide assurance to the NHS England board for the commissioning and delivery of public health programmes This exciting role will require an ability to operate and thrive in a complex environment, highly developed relationship-building skills and strong experience **The reason for the length of the fixed term contract is that this role is to cover a secondment into the Vaccine Cell, which is a short term and time limited project. There may be scope for this fixed term contract to be extended but this will not be definite until nearer the time ** ...
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