So much of what makes a system great is about seeing opportunities and generating great collaboration. It’s all down to relationships and soft power.
Whoever is appointed as the Devon Integrated Care System (ICS) Executive Lead and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Accountable Officer will find a system that already has strong relationships between health and local authorities, the public sector and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector.
As we move to becoming an ICS, our Partnership Board brings together the leaders and chief executives of the three local authorities in Devon as well as the health providers’ chairs and chief executives.
It’s a system with excellent primary care across the county, a good or excellent care home sector and a proud track record of some of the most mature integrated working in the country.
We certainly face significant problems. Some, like our financial and quality issues are familiar and well-rehearsed. Others, like the damage that coronavirus has done to our local economy, will bring new levels of inequality which will require new solutions.
So, we want to welcome someone who will take our energy and renewed commitment to collaborate and help us to tackle these issues together.
Through the coronavirus pandemic, we showed ourselves just how agile, imaginative and determined we can be to deliver for the people we serve. We’ve come out stronger as a system, with thriving, emerging partnerships, and a renewed sense of how we want to govern ourselves.
We are looking for a visionary leader who can harness this drive, help us tackle some long-standing issues, building and sustaining equal chances for all of Devon’s people to live long and healthy lives.
For more information and to apply, download the recruitment advert and pack below.
The closing date for applications is Monday 12 October 2020, with interviews to be held on Wednesday 18 November 2020.