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Head of Integrated Neighbourhoods - Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
The North Place Partnership, hosted by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, is made up of partners working together to provide wellbeing, social and health care services for the population we serve, this includes Healthwatch, Voluntary & Community organisations, District and County Councils, NHS Providers and other partners across primary, secondary and community care.

Place based partnerships understand and work with communities, joinup and co-ordinate services around people's needs, address social and economic factors thatinfluence health and wellbeing and support quality and sustainability of local services. Each 'place'will deliver much of this through integrated neighbourhood / locality teams and will focus on the co-ordination, planning and delivery of integrated services and personalisedcare within the place area.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Integrated Neighbourhoods will play a crucial leadership role in delivering the ambitions outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan. These include improving the health outcomes of local people, the quality of local health and care, and getting the most out of taxpayers' investment in the NHS.

The post-holder will take strategic responsibility for the development of the North Care Partnership Integrated Neighbourhood programme, helping the Partnership to achieve its aims and objectives around preventing illness and tackling inequalities. This will form part of the North Care Partnership transformation programme which aims to address the significant challenges faced by the local health and social care economy.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Senior leadership role within the North Care Partnership.
  • Developing and sustaining strong relationships across system partners.
  • Leading on health and care integration and creating Integrated Teams across the North Care Partnership.
  • Programme planning active management and detailed overview of the North Care Partnership Integrated Neighbourhood programme development and maintenance of an overall programme plan to ensure and track implementation.
  • Reporting of progress to the North Care Partnership Board Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care Board and the North Partner organisations and other management and leadership groups as required.
  • Development and implementation of programme planning methodology for use in all workstreams leadership role in directing to teams to develop detailed project plans.
  • Management of programme governance.
  • Coordination of workstreams identification of interdependencies, risks and issues unblocker for issues identified to enable projects to progress.
  • Manage the production of business cases, providing expert in-depth professional knowledge to support their development.
  • Communicating and engaging with local residents and key partner organisations.
  • Tracking resource utilisation across the team.
  • Development of tracking tools to provide assurance that programmes of work are being delivered as planned.
  • Budget holder required to manage and report on the neighbourhood budgets.
  • Line management of staff.
  • Create and sustain a positive culture within the team and the wider system partners.
  • Communicate and advocate for the work being done in local communities across the system with partners at all organisational levels

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Educated to Masters level or demonstrable equivalent level of knowledge
  • Managing Successful Programmes/ Prince2 Practitioner (or equivalent experience)
  • Able to demonstrate ongoing personal development
  • Significant training or experience in Programme Management
  • Leadership course or qualification or equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through managerial experience



  • Extensive experience of managing large scale programmes and projects at a senior management level using recognised methodology e.g. Prince 2
  • Extensive experience of planning large scale projects and tracking and monitoring their implementation
  • Extensive experience of change management with proven negotiating and influencing skills both internally and externally and at all levels
  • Experience of developing project strategies
  • Experience of the identification and management of risks, issues, and dependencies.
  • Experience of managing project budgets detailed knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation
  • Experience of designing, implementing, and supporting project infrastructures
  • Experience of benefits realisation and producing business cases
  • Experience of developing documents and policies
  • Experience of developing performance indicators to monitor project and programme delivery
  • Evidence of working with multi-disciplinary staff across diverse professional organisations to specify solutions to support the successful delivery of projects
  • Considerable experience of training, mentoring, coaching particularly in project and programme management

Knowledge and skills


  • In-depth understanding of methodologies used in public sector projects: detailed knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and controlling programmes
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal and communication skills including facilitation, and obtaining, providing, and presenting information
  • Ability to engage others in strategy and planning
  • Advanced knowledge of IT (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and project management tools
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing this includes the ability to present complex, sensitive, or contentious information to large groups and involves strong levels of negotiation and diplomacy
  • Expert negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to prepare and present reports to detailed specifications for executive teams, boards and others as requested
  • Ability to inspire confidence and trust, command respect and create a sense of community in the team
  • Understanding of information governance
  • Ability to think clearly, solve or pre-empt problems, reach decisions, prioritise, and recommend appropriate action through the assessment of relevant information
  • Ability to adapt during periods of change

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital - home worker

Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate,



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