Place Directors (B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire)

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System

Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

  • Location

    Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive with other NHS executive roles

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    04 April 2022

  • Client

    Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care System

Ref: GSe85104

Do you have the vision to shape the future of health and care for people in your area?

Integrated Care Boards will bring together the NHS, local government and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in a new way to work in partnership to deliver the best possible health and care services with the resources available.

BSW ICB already has a strong record of delivery and improvement; and we are proud of what we have achieved together including being awarded Integrated Care System (ICS) status in December 2020. As the health and care needs of the populations we serve change, with more people living longer, often with multiple long-term conditions, the BSW Partnership brings together many organisations who work together to collectively, take responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, ensure that health and care services are high-quality and to make the most efficient use of our resources.

We serve a combined local population of 940,000 across an area encompassing B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire which has a complex and extremely varied demographic structure and geography - complexity which poses significant challenge when it comes to the delivery of health and social care.  As we evolve as an ICB, we are committed to developing further our place based working arrangements, supporting the aspirations and needs of each “place” with the development of three Integrated Care Alliances (ICA) which will work together to tackle inequalities and empower all people in to live longer, healthier, fulfilling lives, supported by thriving and connected communities.    

Each Place Director will play a pivotal role in generating a shared responsibility for the wellbeing of the populations we serve - addressing the longer terms challenges for both adults and children services, bringing to life our commitment to partnership working and acting on behalf of all members of the ICA to ensure the planning and allocation of resources at a local level meet the four core purposes of integrated care systems and agreed objectives of the placed based partnership. 

As a member of the ICB Executive team, working closely with the relevant Chair of Place; and supporting wider executive colleagues and system partners, these roles will influence strategic change and collaborative initiatives which have a direct impact on population health outcomes including key matters such as joint service planning, financial and contracting opportunities, future workforce supply and quality and safety initiatives.

We are seeking passionate individuals able to navigate the complexities of realising place based priorities within the context of a collaborative system based approach to delivering the best possible health and care services with the resources available.  With substantial board or system leadership gained within a health and /or care setting and an understanding of the resourcing implications related to the social determinants of public health, the appointed individuals will be able to evidence an ability to influence decision making, contribute to strategic plans and develop truly collaborative relationships at organisation, partnership and system levels.

We are confident that the ambition we have for the partnership, and for the people and communities we serve, together with our commitment to developing a culture that promotes inclusivity and actively encourages agile working practices present a compelling narrative to potential candidates. If you share our commitment and passion, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.

For more information about our organisation, this role and how to apply please visit:

For a confidential discussion, please contact GatenbySanderson: Lucy Deane ( or Melanie Shearer  (07785 616 548 /

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
09:00 Monday 4th April 2022

By 12th April 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
B&NES: (AM) 25th April / Swindon: (PM) 25th April / Wiltshire: (AM) 26th April

Panel Interviews
B&NES: 4th May / Swindon: 5th May / Wiltshire: 6th May

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.


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