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The Role

Joint Director of Health and Social Care

This appointment offers a ground breaking opportunity to develop health and social care provision that wraps around patient need, in every aspect. For the first time the Manchester health and social care system will work as a single team and to deliver their vision and you will play a fundamentally crucial role in developing and delivering that vision.

Your role will develop as the programme develops, the phases and milestones you will deliver over the next three years will include:

1. The Manchester Locality Plan.

As part of the GM Health and Social Care Devolution Deal, each district is required to produce a “locality plan” which feeds into the Greater Manchester Strategic Plan for Health and Social Care. The Strategic Plan sets out how the health and social care system will become clinically and financially sustainable over the next five year period.

A description of the required contents for the Manchester Locality Plan is attached. By the time, the Joint Director is appointed, there will be a first draft of the Locality Plan. The role of the Joint Director will be to further develop and secure commitment to the Plan across all partners in the City during the second half of 2015/16.

Thereafter, the Joint Director will maintain and update the Plan as the working document that drives reform of health and social care in the City over the next five years.

2. Commissioning Specification.

Manchester has produced a “One Team” specification for its Living Longer, Living Better programme. The specification is attached. It is supported by all stakeholders.

All health and social care providers in Manchester have committed to producing a single response to the One Team commissioning specification.

The role of the Joint Director will be to further develop and maintain the One Team commissioning specification and to work across the three CCGs and the City Council to maintain the single strategic approach to be clear about what the commissioners require by way of integration and reform of health and social care services in the City.

3. City Wide Leadership Group.

The Joint Director will chair the City Wide Leadership Group. This is the body that provides overarching governance for the Living Longer, Living Better programme. A diagram showing the governance structure reporting to the City Wide Leadership Group is attached. The City Wide Leadership Group reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board via an Executive Group of Chief Executives from across the health and social care system.

The City Wide Leadership Group meets weekly and the Executive Group meets monthly.

The task of the Joint Director will be to provide effective leadership for the City Wide Leadership Group and provide co-ordination of leadership of governance for the reform programme as a whole.

The Joint Director will also need to develop the capacity within each work stream reporting to the City Wide Leadership Group. This capacity has recently been strengthened, but it will need to be further strengthened as the scale, speed and scope of change increases over the next three years.

4. Integration of Commissioning of Community Health and Adult Social Care.

The Joint Director will be required to lead the process of integrating commissioning support and commissioning activity for those services which will be integrated across the Council and health services in Manchester. This will involve co-design work with the three CCGs and the Council during 2015/16; implementation during 2016/17 of a single team to manage the commissioning of those aspects of community health and adult social care services being integrated; and during 2016/17 put in place those new procurement frameworks for homecare and residential care.

5. Co-ordinate Commissioner Input to Provider Collaboration.

The phasing and timeline for the integration of health and social community services in the City is attached. This is expected to involve integration of a new organisational form, possibly a joint venture, federation or integrated care organisation for the City as a whole. The Joint Director will provide leadership for the co-ordination of input by Commissioners to these developments.

6. A Social Movement for Change.

A key aspect of the reform of health and social care in Manchester is the development of new relationships between the public and public services. The Joint Director will provide leadership for the engagement of carers, voluntary and community organisations and all public services in the development of a strategic approach to self care, age friendly communities and an asset based approach to assessment.

7. Enablers of Reform.

As part of the role of chairing the City Wide Leadership Group, the Joint Director will need to support and co-ordinate the key workstreams which will enable a rollout of integrated health and social care services across Manchester. This will include work on capital and estate, ICT and intelligence, telehealth and telecare, performance management.

8. Finance.

The Joint Director will, with the support of dedicated finance aids, oversee the processes to transfer funding from acute to community settings. This work will go beyond the Better Care Fund to encompass the mainstream of health and social care spending in the City