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Arts in Health Lead

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

We are excited to be recruiting an Arts in Health Lead to develop and deliver an ambitious Arts in Health programme, which will be delivered across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust. Thisrole is a fantastic opportunity for a creative individual with a professional background in arts, a passion for creative health, and exceptional organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead on the design, implementation and delivery, evaluation, and maintenance of an Arts in Health Service for patients and colleagues across the NCA. They will creatively develop and lead on new initiatives that support the organisation's 'Improving Lives' strategy in collaboration with key stakeholder and partner services. With responsibility for assessing, planning, organising, and providing a combination of creative activities and therapies, the postholder will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to build a volunteer-led therapy service and develop plans for roll out of services across the NCA footprint. They will analyse data and write reports based on the health and wellbeing programmes and effectively communicate to a wide range of forums

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we've a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond -come and take your place with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area e.g. Arts, Health and wellbeing


  • Project Management qualification e.g. Prince 2
  • Teaching qualification e.g., Diploma in Teaching in Lifelong learning sector

Knowledge and skills


  • Demonstrates a strong interest in Arts and how they relate to Health
  • Ability to work under pressure and priorities workload



  • Substantial experience in a relevant field
  • Experience of delivering and coordinating arts projects in a healthcare setting
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Proven experience of building excellent working relationships with service users, peers, colleagues and stakeholders


  • Experience of writing business cases
  • Experience of delivering volunteer led projects

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