Policy and Development Manager - NHS Addictions Provider Alliance
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Do you have what it takes to support NHS organisations in positively influencing outcomes across the addictions sector?
In this new and exciting post you will be involved in helping develop, shape and implement policy within the NHS Addictions provider Alliance (NHS APA). We are looking for a talented individual with the relevant expertise, skills and networks to help the NHS APA continue its journey as a proactive and credible collaborate in the influence and development of policy within the addictions field nationally.
We want you to bring your knowledge and expertise to join the NHS Addiction Providers Alliance (NHS APA) - a collaboration of 17 NHS trusts across England working together in the field of addiction services in the community and prisons. The NHS APA is also the host organisation for the Hep C U Later project and initiatives such as Stigma Kills.
The role is hosted within Inclusion, part of the Midlands NHS Foundation Partnership Trust and you will benefit from the excellent reputation for valuing and investing in our workforce with services across England. You will also be supported by Inclusion's teams in your day to day work.
If this sounds like your dream job and you want to contribute to the work of the NHS APA promoting positive engagement and helping enable positive outcomes for those who experience or are affected by a drug, alcohol or gambling dependency please take the time to apply or find out more.
Main duties of the job
Working 37.5 hours, the post will be working remotely, with a requirement to travel or attend meetings and/or events as needed. You will be joining an organisation with strong digital working frameworks and systems.
You will act and represent the NHS APA as a key stakeholder in local, regional and national forums.
You will work closely with the Chair and Vice Chair and all our NHS APA members, and will continue to help develop infrastructure and membership offer as we move forward over the coming years.
The post is for work across the NHS APA - a collaborative of 17 NHS Trusts across England with significant experience providing high quality addiction services over many years. The post will be hosted by Inclusion, part of Specialist Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Inclusion provides caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.
We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
- To coordinate the development and implementation of the agreed APA strategy
- To build and maintain links with a wide variety of senior and influential stakeholders and forums related to the drug & alcohol and related strategies. This will require using various methods of communication and influence.
- To coordinate the development of the NHS APA membership offer
- To act as lead coordinator for the NHS APA
- To manage and coordinate the development of new specialist sub groups to the NHS APA
- To increase our engagement with living and lived experience representatives and stakeholders
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).