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Head of Better Care Fund (C78RS)

Medway Council
Up to £60k plus £4,633 pa special allowance. Depending upon experience a market premia may be negotiable
Medway wide
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/09/2014 at 23:30 PM
Medway Council

Please note this is a fixed term contract for 2 years.

As part of Medway Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group’s Better Care Fund plan, we are seeking to recruit to this exciting opportunity. The Better Care Fund seeks to transform health and social care services in the next few years. This will mean greater integration of commissioning and services as well as a whole system transformational approach.

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with the ability to drive forward this transformation. Key to this will be the ability to work in partnership with the Council, CCG and key partners in the Voluntary and Community Sector, the Medway Foundation Trust, Medway Community Health, KMPT, GPs as well as independent providers. At the heart of this must be a commitment to ensuring that the voice of service users is at the heart of what we do.

This is unique – Better Care Fund is new and this post offers the opportunity to be jointly appointed by the Council and CCG. If you think you can deliver the necessary changes and make an impact quickly in this challenging environment, you might be the person we need.

Applicants must hold/have the following:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent knowledge and experience).
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering and managing projects
  • Significant skills and experience in project management (PRINCE2 certified practitioner or equivalent).
  • Senior level experience in both health and local authority commissioning roles

Along with all other essential requirements as listed in the job profile below.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Jones, Assistant Director on 01634 334049

Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview we will normally contact you via email, therefore, please ensure you state this on your application. If you are a current Medway Council employee you will be contacted at your registered work email address only.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/employees.html for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.


How to apply

Please complete your application online, by following the attached link. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting.

If you are unable to do this and would prefer to be sent a hard copy please contact 01634 333333 ( Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm).

This information can be made available in other formats and languages, by phoning 01634 333333.

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