Chief Delivery Officer

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

  • Location

    Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive VSM

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 May 2022

  • Client

    Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System

Ref: GSe87039

This is an exceptional opportunity for a forward-thinking and highly engaging Chief Delivery Officer to help us achieve our vision and purpose. You will be an instrumental leader in the local health and care system, working collaboratively with System partners and as a member of the unitary board, the post holder will make a significant contribution to achieving the key purpose of the ICB.

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will lead on all matters relating to delivery, including performance improvement and delivery oversight, surge and winter planning and delivery, specialist commissioning and Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) for the system. 

If you can demonstrate impact as a Board level and/or system leader within a complex regulatory environment and you want to achieve the best sustainable outcomes for the population. then we look forward to receiving your application. This is a full-time role, with flexibility around base/location blended with travel and remote working.

Subject to the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and any potential amendments made to that Bill, appointment will be made formally by the ICB Chair / Chief Executive on establishment on 1st July 2022.

We are looking to attract candidates from the broadest pool, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) communities and those with lived experience of disability: all are currently under-represented. We want a change. We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. 

The Employer

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a great place to live and work. It is a thriving, diverse county with a proud history, famous attractions, areas of natural beauty and a passion for innovation, learning and research with the support of two leading universities.

The Integrated Care System (ICS) is responsible for the health and care of 1.1 million people who live in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, across a geographical area of 1,048 square miles. We are aligned with two upper-tier local authorities, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We serve a very diverse population, with complex health and care needs, comprising both rural and urban areas, extremes of affluence and deprivation, as well as significant health inequalities.

Working with our partners, we have agreed on an ambitious vision “working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work”.  With plans for service and system change over the next five years to meet this we are focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our local people through high quality care that is delivered in a sustainable way. Our system represents a joint commitment demonstrated by NHS and local authority partners to transform the way we provide health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Subject to legislative approval, our ICS will take on statutory form in July 2022 and following the appointment of our Chair Designate Prem Singh and Interim Designate Chief Executive Peter Axon, we are now embarking on the process of appointing two further Executive roles, each of whom will play a pivotal role in the development of the Integrated Care Board (ICB).

If you feel that you could see yourself in this position, we want to hear from you.

To find out more and to apply click on the button below. For a confidential conversation please contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson –

Russell Brandon 01962 864124 /,

Julia St. Clare  or

Emma Pickup

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
09:00 Monday 16th May 2022

Final panel
Wednesday 1st June 2022

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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