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Locality Lead

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£50,952 to £57,349 Pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Are you an experienced registered Professional (e.g Social Worker/Occupational Therapist or Nurse) who is looking for an exciting new challenge or an opportunity to develop your existing skills? We have an opening for a Locality Lead, this is offered as a full or part-time post, initially fixed term for a year and may suit someone looking for a secondment or chance to develop their leadership experience. The role will have a base in either the Mildenhall Hub or Newmarket Hospital site, travel to engage with community and social care teams across West Suffolk is also required.

In West Suffolk health and social care teams have a well-established culture of collaboration and integrated ways of working. The Locality Lead is an exciting and varied role that includes operational management and quality improvement. The post holder will need to be able to develop excellent working relationships, be proactive in networking with key stakeholders in their Localities and be able to take shared responsibility for collaborative leadership decisions.

This post is suited to an applicant with compassion, energy, ambition, and excellent problem-solving skills, who can adapt responsively to changing demands and who is wishing to gain further experience in operational and strategic management of complex change. You will be offered support, flexible working opportunities and the chance to expand and progress leadership skills.

Please note Interviews will commence W/C 15/07/2024

Main duties of the job

Lead the development of integrated operational delivery of adult health and social care in specified localities to deliver better outcomes for people to live as independent lives as possible.

Directly responsible for the implementation, and delivery of Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INT) and for working alongside other operational managers and specialist services to ensure the service offer to local people is joined up and providing the best quality and evidence-based care.

Proactively supports locality partners and services to inform priority setting, planning and implementation of opportunities to develop Localities.

Be responsible for leading on specific clinical/care governance activity within the INT and Locality space, which will include the oversight and monitoring of standards, responding to complaints, staff support, learning, development, supervision, and the implementation of policy and clinical guidelines.

Deliver transformational as well as operational change to ensure the priorities of the Alliance partners and of the locality are delivered effectively.

You will need:
  • to promote the Alliance vision, objectives, and priorities effectively to your staff, our partners, and the public and always inspire others by role modelling organisational values
  • to promote a culture of value for money, outcome-based customer / patient focus and continuous improvement

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description for more information

Operational Management

Be responsible for the leadership decision making and effective operations in planning, programmedevelopment, human resources and staff development, and financial oversight. This will incorporateresponsibility for all HR processes as well as encouraging remote working and when appropriate ensuringstaff in teams are empowered to work across teams and/ or specialisms

Promote the rights, strengths and wellbeing of people, families and communities: Respect and promote the human rights, views, wishes and feelings of the people we work with, balancing rights and risks andenabling access to advice, advocacy, support and services. Work in partnership with people to promotetheir well-being and achieve best outcomes, recognising them as experts in their own lives. Recognisedifferences across diverse communities and challenge the impact of disadvantage and discrimination on people and their families and communities. Promote social justice, helping to confront and resolve issuesof inequality and inclusion

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Qualification and degree level or relevant experience of leadership roles
  • Management qualification or equivalent study at NHS Leadership Academy level or equivalent experience
  • Documented evidence of Continued Professional Development in management and community development or social care


  • Coaching qualification
  • Approved Mental Health Practitioner Best Interest Assessor Practice Educator

Experience and knowledge


  • Good insight into NHS and Social Care reform nationally and at Suffolk and NEE ICS level
  • Excellent understanding of West Suffolk Alliance Strategy and priorities
  • Good working knowledge of the needs of service users from a health and social care perspective and experience of working within an Integrated Health and Social Care system
  • Experience of the management of complex change and management of integrated teams
  • High level of presentation and training skills Experience of Microsoft Office including excel and use of email
  • Ability to monitor and analyse data to assist in developing and managing system delivery from team perspective, including management of waiting lists and performance
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills
  • To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity including relevant legislation

Personal qualities


  • A passion for improving the Health and Social
  • Ability to travel around Suffolk in timely manner to meet the needs of the role
  • Positive leadership behaviours to organisational and professional standards
  • Resilient under pressure and ability to remain positive when challenged
  • Ability to self- manage and prioritise work
  • Flexible approach to working hours/duties
  • To be innovative and creative in the pursuit of an efficient and effective person-centred system

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk House

Bury St Edmunds

IP33 3YU

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