About the role

£50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Nottingham/Nottinghamshire
Minimum 2 days per week
Maximum 3 year term

We were proud to be chosen as one of the first areas to offer integrated care – a new type of care with even closer collaboration between health and wellbeing partners. Our vision is ambitious; we want people living in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our local people through high quality care delivered in a sustainable way. Our system represents a joint commitment demonstrated by the NHS, local authority partners and the voluntary sector to transform the way we provide health and care across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Our new Independent Chair must have the vision and passion to continue our journey towards greater integration across the system. You will need to develop and stimulate a constructive and frank relationship with members of the ICS Board and promote a culture of openness and transparency with all organisations ‘acting as one’. Specifically, you will ensure the ICS Board develops and oversees strategies which will result in tangible improvements to the health of the population. You will seek to foster partnerships, build a strong Board, facilitate constructive challenge and debate and effectively hold the Board to account.

The successful appointee will have substantial board level experience and personal credibility in their chosen profession. A proven track record of chairing within a complex organisation and working in a regulated environment requiring collaborative working with system partners is essential.

You will be leading in an environment where traditional boundaries and authorities are shifting to a wider collective approach therefore strong influencing skills are crucial in order to ensure that the constituent organisations are working collegiately and are aligned to the strategy and ambition of the ICS; recognising that constituent organisations each have their own statutory responsibilities.

To be successful in the role you will need to be adaptive and comfortable within a dynamic environment. You will be person-centred, inclusive, collaborative, altruistic and consensus seeking. Your long-term view will be focused on transformation of our whole system, and primarily on our accountability to local people and communities.

These traits will be underpinned by deep knowledge of Health and social care or the broader public sector, and specifically of complex public service systems and state of the art of system-wide partnership arrangements.

Knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in health and care across the region and an affiliation to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire is highly desirable.