The starting salary for this role is £50,047 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. The role is based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF.
Partnership, collaboration and Integration between health and social care have never been more important in delivering improved outcomes for people in Surrey. As the Health Policy Advisor and Implementation Manager, you will work jointly across Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership to co-ordinate and implement proposals for integration in Surrey. You will navigate the changing political and policy context and the needs of different stakeholders by expertly managing a wide range of relationships through collaboration.
You will be joining a network of people who are working on integration across different functions including operational, strategic, policy, planning and transformation but based within the small and friendly health integration team.
We want you to be the best you can be and reach your highest potential. There are opportunities for personal development through training, education, shadowing, on-the-job learning and reflective sessions. There are also a wide range of networks to develop other areas of interest.
We recognise the benefits of agile working where you are located in the right place to get your job done. You will be provided with equipment to enable you to work remotely, but with an office base in Reigate for face-to-face meetings and collaboration.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who works well with complexity and ambiguity in a political and policy environment. The role requires political awareness, negotiating, influencing and leadership skills. The role holder will need the ability to work in a challenging dynamic environment with a variety of stakeholders as well as across several virtual teams supporting and encouraging new ways of working, design thinking and cross-sector collaboration.
There is also the opportunity to follow ideas through from strategy and concept to project implementation, so proven skills in managing complex projects and demonstrable experience in problem solving with the capacity to devise and implement innovative solutions will be required.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about the opportunities that partnership and integration present to focus on the needs of the Surrey population and use the collective resources to the greatest effect and really understands the importance of relationships in achieving that.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence the following:
- You have a good understanding of governance within the public sector and the statutory framework for Integrated Care Systems and partnerships.
- Ability to provide critical analysis of evidence, research, policy developments and complex data in a meaningful way to tell stories and influence different audiences.
- Skill at managing relationships and negotiating across a wide range of organisations
- The ability to be both flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the integrated functions and an appreciation of the challenges faced by local authorities and health services.
- Possess experience of taking an initiative from concept and design to implementation in a partnership or collaboration
The role will evolve over time as our priorities change and we are looking for someone who is happy to adapt to these changing needs.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/11/2023.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for 05/12/2023.
For an informal discussion please contact Sara Saunders on 07741834029.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.