The opportunity

ICSs are seen by NHS leaders as the future of health and care integration in England. The NHS Long Term Plan and Government's White Paper on health and care reform both place ICS’s at the heart of the NHS. As the health and care system in England enters this pivotal time in its history, we are looking to recruit a Chief Executive (CEO) who will provide collaborative, executive leadership of our Integrated Care System and executive leadership of the ICB. This is an exciting time for NHS health and care in BOB and you will be key in helping to shape its future.

The four core purposes of an ICS are laid out in Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England, namely to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money; and help the NHS support broader social and economic development, all rooted in underlying principles of subsidiarity and collaboration.

The ICS has been put on a statutory footing and the ICB is an NHS statutory body, responsible for specific functions that enable it to deliver against the four core purposes. The board of the ICB is a unitary board, responsible for ensuring that the body meets its statutory duties including the triple aim duty for all NHS organisations of better health for the whole population, better quality care for all patients and sustainable services for the taxpayer.

We are therefore seeking to recruit an experienced and determined senior leader who will be committed to delivering our vision and who will quickly gain credibility and build effective partnerships with our wide range of stakeholders. You will bring impressive knowledge and experience, sufficient to support the delivery of integrated working and transformational change in a complex and dynamic public sector environment and across organisational boundaries.

You will provide strategic, authentic leadership and be instrumental in the design and development of the strategy for the organisation and governance and accountability mechanisms. You will inspire and engage others across our health and care system to deliver the ICP’s strategy and the ICB’s Joint Forward plan. Please visit: ICB Structure | BOB ICB for more information

We need a talented and experienced senior leader who will operate with presence, dynamism, and energy to lead system partners to shape and deliver our ambitious plan and create a fully mature, thriving ICB as a partner in the ICS with a strong place- based approach to delivery and local commissioning.

Bringing a breadth of expertise of galvanising collective endeavor and creating the environment to bring about service transformation and financial recovery, your proven experience of delivering results will enable you to drive innovation and change across organisational boundaries. You will embed a new collaborative way of working enabling effective integrated commissioning and population health management, thus improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the area.

You will be deeply committed to the integration agenda and have a natural ability to engage, influence and collaborate with multiple and varied stakeholders including our partners, residents, communities and staff to create a real sense of shared purpose towards improving the health and wellbeing of our population.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. We want to increase the diversity of our NHS leadership and particularly encourage applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, LGBT communities, younger candidates and from people with lived experience of disability, who we know are all under-represented in these important roles.

Appointees will be required to comply with the Nolan Principles of Public Life and meet the Fit and Proper Persons requirements.

We are therefore looking for someone who can lead us through this continued journey of transformation. If you share our ambition, vison, and values, then we look forward to receiving your application and meeting with you in due course.