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Senior Project Lead - Care City

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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Care City
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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Care City, 2nd Floor, Maritime House, 1 Linton Road, Barking, London, IG11 8HG
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
21/08/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking for a talented leader to drive Care City’s work as an innovation centre for healthy ageing, testing and growing the use of digital innovations across health and care services. This is a chance to develop your career and to make a difference at a place where big ideas meet real public services, and help them to do better.

About us

Care City is an innovation centre for healthy ageing, founded by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and North-East London Foundation Trust. We research, innovate and educate to enable a happier, healthier older age. We aim to be the innovation partner to our local health and care system.

Care City is a start-up from within the public sector – with the freedom to take risks and be radical, and the partnerships to achieve real, practical change. We are a young organisation, and a talented, committed and friendly team.

About you

You are looking for a challenge and to be inspired. You want to work with public services - but not necessarily in public services - to change the world for the better. 

You have experience of research, innovation, service design and project and people management. You are entrepreneurial, and are confident to craft and deliver pitches, proposals and strategies. You take responsibility for your own work and development, and for the well-being and growth of your colleagues. You have the relentlessness to make change happen, and can model that leadership for a young, talented team. You are looking for a platform for your career, not a conveyor belt. You have strong people and problem-solving skills.

About the role

Care City is a project-based organization, composed of ten smart, committed people working as  a dynamic, supportive team. We are delivering eight different projects, for partners ranging from NHS England to the Healthy Foundation to the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. At present, we our work includes scaling social prescribing, preventing strokes and falls, supporting carers to learn and thrive and helping to create a ‘healthy new town’ within Barking Riverside.

With this range of work - and the freedom to develop new projects to support healthy ageing in East London – we are able to help colleagues to learn from diverse projects, focus on the areas they are most passionate about and work with us to develop programmes of work for the future, which grow as they develop.

The post holder will be a leader at Care City, shaping whole programmes of work and contributing to its overall strategy. They will lead and plan major projects, supported by project managers, and shape and support the teams to deliver them. They will manage members of Care City staff, helping our talented and committed team to develop and grow, and drive organisational development. They will be a key representative of Care City, holding key partner relationships and becoming recognised as one of the central figures of Care City, raising its profile through speaking engagements and through the media.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to Care City’s strategy
  • Leading selected programmes of work
  • Managing project teams
  • Managing selected client and partner relationships
  • Contributing to business development and communications

You will start by working on our work to create an 'Innovation Exchange' for East London, helping innovators and health and care leaders to develop, test and scale innovations that can improve patient outcomes and experiences and save money for the public purse.

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are successful at interview for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lindsey Worpole
0300 555 1200 Ext: 66228


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