North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System

North East & North Cumbria

  • Location

    North East & North Cumbria

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Health, Local Government, Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £70,000 for 2-3 days per week

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    17 November 2020

  • Client

    North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System

Ref: GSe68482

North East and North Cumbria (NENC) ICS is a partnership of NHS providers, NHS commissioners, Local Authorities and VCSE and other stakeholders working together to improve services and help the 3.1 million people in North East and North Cumbria live longer, healthier lives.

The aims of the partnership are to work together to join up health, wellbeing and care services and to listen to the priorities of our communities. In that way we can tackle some of the biggest challenges we are facing in NENC in terms of Health Inequalities and the socio economic impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic – supporting the work of Local authorities, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE), the NHS, the police and criminal justice agencies, Fire and Rescue Services and the wider partnership, to improve the health and well-being of the population, the quality of care they receive, and the effectiveness with which we spend tax-payers money on their behalf.

Our ICS, as in other parts of the country, is not a legal entity but a partnership of organisations based on the development of strong relationships. The journey is under way and the newly appointed Chair will shape the approach to partnership development, building on engagement so far.

NENC is the largest ICS in England geographically serving a population of 3.1 million people. The Chair of the Partnership will therefore require the qualities and reputation to inspire and provide clear leadership in the next stage in ICS evolution.

The role requires vision and experience to enable and galvanise the work of system leaders to maximise the benefits of collaborative working, shared decision making and effective governance.
The chairing of the NENC ICS Partnership Board will require significant engagement with a range of stakeholders, including groups of senior executive and non-executive, NHS leaders, MPs, Elected Members and Council Executives, leaders of external stakeholders e.g. universities, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations sector, regulators and members of the public.

Closing date9AM Wednesday 18th November
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 23rd November
Final Panel InterviewsFriday 11th December
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Robin Staveley: 0113 205 6283

Lucy Deane: 020 7426 3977