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Lambeth Alliance Director

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£107,637 to £122,695 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
The Lambeth Living Well Network (LWN) Alliance has been established to lead, co-ordinate and, in large part, deliver support and services for adults experiencing mental health issues in Lambeth. We believe in providing the right level of care and support at the right time so that people can flourish, contribute and live a healthy life of their choosing.

The Alliance Director role is strategic in nature with a focus on continuous improvement and transformation of service design across the Adult Mental Health system in Lambeth. The Alliance Director will have a key responsibility for the delivery of an ambitious transformation programme within tight financial constraints, while ensuring that system continues to deliver and improve.

They will take a lead role in driving quality and transformation, ensuring effective sharing of resources (annual Alliance budget of circa �80M) and knowledge across the Alliance and ensuring borough wide change programmes are developed and fully embedded in all operations.

The Alliance Director will be an exceptional leader actively encouraging and supporting the Alliance to develop its people to meet the needs of the Alliance and the people of Lambeth. The Director will be a role model for Alliance Values and Principles, this role will work closely with the Alliance Leadership Team and Alliance Management Team and will develop the Alliance strategic plans to meet the ever-changing environment that we provide care and support within.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Alliance Management Team (AMT) defining the standard of excellence to achieve in ensuring the relevant strategic priorities and transformation plans are successfully delivered.
  • Communicate the Alliance's strategic plans internally and externally enabling all stakeholders to understand them and how they can be part of shaping and delivering the outcomes and goals.
  • Chair, lead and manage the AMT who are charged with implementing relevant strategies across the Alliance, ensuring these are translated into timely, actionable and quantitative plans, and that these plans are actioned.
  • Drive quality across the Alliance's activities effectively using data to target improvement and identify and share great practice across all service areas.
  • Lead the development of transformation and service redesign plans, facilitating the AMT to implement these to achieve successful outcomes and demonstrate the impact of these on the wider system.
  • Role model a leadership style and approach to decision-making that focuses on continuous improvement and creates a learning culture across the Lambeth Alliance, promoting inclusion and co-production across the Alliance in line with the Alliance's values and aims.
  • Develop culturally sensitive and competent services acceptable to an ethnically diverse inner-city population and to ensure fair access to services irrespective of gender, sexuality, religion, culture, race or disability.

  • About us

    We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It's important to us that you valued and appreciated therefore have a comprehensive benefits package on offer Some of our amazing benefits are highlighted here: - Generous pay, pensions and annual leave. - Work life balance and supportive of a range of flexible working options - Career development, There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes - Car lease, our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars - Accommodation, our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites - NHS discounts, with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website. Other benefits include: o Counselling services o Wellbeing events o Long service awards o Cycle to work scheme o Season ticket loan o Staff restaurants

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with all partners to ensure effective cohesion, delivery and monitoring of the Alliance strategic, transformation and financial plans.
  • Develop inclusive and co-produced strategic and business planning processes, ensuring the voice of people using support, families and advocacy/interest groups are included in strategic planning and delivery.
  • Report to the Alliance Leadership Team, on business plan progress, quality, KPI and financial performance, transformation plans and business challenges offering insights, seeking advice and developing solutions.
  • Ensure that you and all your teams adhere and comply with relevant Alliance and partner policies and procedures for Operations, Finance, Housing, Information Technology, Health & Safety and Human Resources.

  • Person Specification



    • Degree level qualification or equivalent in health or social care related subject
    • Management qualification and/or extensive knowledge and expertise acquired through training and experience
    • A deep understanding of health and social care provision together with awareness and appreciation of current NHS policy and priorities, particularly in relation to mental health.



    • Demonstrable senior operational leadership experience working within a setting involving delivery of social care or health services to people
    • Extensive experience in leading and managing large numbers of staff across multi-disciplines.
    • Demonstrable experience of delivering sustained innovation, setting and translating strategy and improvement across a range/group of services.
    • Track record of implementing and delivering quality initiatives across an organisation that improve the level of service and outcomes for people being supported
    • Experience of leading transformative change initiatives at a whole organisational level



    • Able to work autonomously and be highly motivated and an emotionally resilient individual
    • Able to lead, manage and motivate colleagues to achieve high levels of performance
    • Able to build leadership credibility, rapport and influence internally and externally
    • Highly effective written, verbal and presentational communication skills
    • Able to plan and organise self and others work and adhere to strict deadlines
    • Intuitive and capable of using own judgement to resolve problems and achieve goals


    • Innovative and creative thinking style

    Employer details

    Employer name

    South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


    308 Brixton Road

    308 Brixton Road


    SW9 6AE

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