Birmingham, West Midlands
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
London, Greater London
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£81,545.56 - £84,807.37 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Change Grow Live

Director of Integrated Practice

Competitive remuneration package

Location: Nationwide   

Be open, be compassionate, be bold

Change Grow Live is a charity, with income of £250 million, over 4,000 staff and 1500 volunteers.

Every year they support more than 200,000 people affected by social and economic deprivation, trauma and abuse, homelessness, offending and alcohol and substance misuse. Because they're not a business, they're not looking to make a profit. This allows them to focus on making sure that everything they do is helping the people who use their services, and the wider public too.

Many of Change Grow Live’s staff have previously used their services. Others started as front-line workers, volunteers or peer mentors (including their Chief Executive).  This is a huge strength. Having that first-hand, frontline experience means Change Grow Live’s staff are in the perfect position to support their service users and their staff on the ground - they've been there, so they get it.

Change Grow Live look at the data and carry out research and analysis to make sure that everything they recommend is not just safe, but also the most effective treatment. They never stop learning and looking for new evidence, either.

Since starting as a small local charity in Sussex in the 1970s, Change Grow Live has grown to offer more than 200 services across the UK annually. Their size gives stability, because there’s a solid infrastructure, systems and processes. It also means they can learn a lot and make continuous improvements by sharing learnings and best practice between all of their services.

We believe in people  

Change Grow Live’s work is informed by a simple principle that experience tells them works: Believe in People. This means they believe in their staff's expertise and judgement and strive to create the conditions for them to do their best work. It means they believe that everyone has the right to pursue their goals and aspirations. And it means they believe that, with the right opportunities and support, anyone can change their life for the better.

The role

Integration is the future of care. The appointee will be the voice of integrated practice for Change Grow Live, connecting with professionals and colleagues across health and social care to ensure frontline teams are always well equipped to support the people that use services.

Whilst this role reports to an Executive Director, the first Director of Integrated practice will develop the psychosocial interventions strategy, growing the psychology and social work offer, to support meeting the diverse needs of service users.

Working collaboratively, you will develop new ways of working and have the opportunity to innovate and turn exciting ideas into real life-changing practice.

The new Director of Integrated Practice will be expected to:

  • develop highly effective relationships with other senior leaders in the organisation and with key internal stakeholders (i.e. trustees, the executive, staff, people who use Change Grow Live’s services)
  • be a champion of positive change, working with partners and stakeholders to help design, deliver and share approaches that change society for the better
  • maintain a high level of dialogue and public relations with stakeholders, partner agencies and commissioning bodies.

This role will be a key driver of a values-based culture which encompasses their philosophy of ‘Believe in People’ and embraces inclusivity, demonstrating the organisation’s values of being open, compassionate and bold. All Change Grow Live’s Directors embody these values and ensure that everything they do ensures the organisation is equipped to make a difference to people’s lives.

You

The successful candidate will develop an understanding of changes and developments across Change Grow Live and identify interconnections and interdependencies with their own area of responsibility. You will stay abreast of cutting-edge developments and best clinical practice, to contribute to the leadership and direction of the organisation.

As the new Director of Integrated Practice you will have:

  • demonstrable experience of successful implementation of major operational initiatives and/or transformational change
  • evidence of delivering best practice in clinical operational delivery and/or integrated care systems
  • experience of charity, health or social care arenas.

How to Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter.  Your letter, which should be no more than 2 pages in length, should explain both why you are interested in the post and why you think you would be an excellent candidate for us. Click on the Apply link to submit your application.

Further information

For an informal conversation about the post or to request a copy of the Candidate Brief, please contact Laurence Wolahan or Justin Dargis of Hays Executive.

All direct applications will be forwarded to Hays Executive.

Campaign dates:

Closing date:                           15th August 2021

First Interview:                         8th and 9th September 2021

Second interview:                   13th and 14th September 2021

The above dates are subject to change

Refreshed on: 07 August 2021
Closed date: 15 August 2021
Job ref: 4028592
Tags: Senior Management, Operations