Chief Nursing Officer

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

South Yorkshire

  • Location

    South Yorkshire

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  • Sector


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  • Expiry date

    28 January 2022

  • Client

    South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System

Ref: GSe82348

Thank you for your interest in this exceptional opportunity to become an Executive Director on the Unitary Board of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) and designate Executive Director of the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (SYICB). Further to the publication of the Government’s White Paper (Integration and Innovation) on 11th February 2021, and subject to the final Parliamentary Bill, integrated care systems (ICS) are expected to become statutory organisations later this year.  

Since 2016, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has been on an incredible journey to deliver significant improvements and transformation in areas such as stroke, cancer and mental health services, health inequalities, social prescribing and workforce, digital and capital developments. At the same time, we have focused on reducing unwarranted variation across our population - as reflected in our Five Year Plan (2019 – 2024). As we look ahead, we are seeking to appoint Executive Directors to support the CEO, Gavin Boyle, who is a value-based leader. Together you will be committed to delivering a highly collaborative approach, which will continue to put our people’s views - including staff - at the heart of all we do. With the support of an exceptional Executive Team of Directors our aim is to build on the work we have achieved over the past five years, to deliver on our five-year plan ambitions and provide the best health and care possible for everyone living across the area.

The chief nursing officer will support the development and delivery of the long-term plan of the integrated care board (ICB). You will ensure this reflects and integrates the strategies of all relevant partner organisations of the ICB, with a particular focus on developing a shared clinical strategy. In partnership with the Chief Medical Officer, you will be accountable for providing high quality clinical and professional leadership of the ICB’s activities. This includes ensuring that clinical and care professional leadership is embedded at all levels of the ICS as set out in the Clinical and Care Professional Leadership Guidance. You will be responsible for building partnerships and collaborating with provider collaboratives, public health, local government, other partners, and local people to deliver better access, improvements in life outcomes and reductions in health inequity.

You bring substantial board or system leadership experience with experience of providing clinical leadership, mentorship, and professional development at a very senior level with demonstrable outcomes. You will also have extensive knowledge of the health, care and local government landscape and an understanding of the social determinants of public health.

If you share our values and ambitions for the people living in South Yorkshire and have the skills and experience to drive our Partnership forward, then we would be delighted to receive your application.

For more information about our organisation, this role and how to apply contact Michelle Shirley or Helen Barkham of GatenbySanderson on 07921 308766 for an informal conversation. 

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
9am Thursday 27th January 2022

Final panel
w/c 7th February 2022

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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.


  1. SY ICB Exec Director Appl Pack FINAL.pdf
  2. Letter from Gavin Boyle.pdf