Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Shadow Integrated Care System (ICS)

Body: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Shadow ICS
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: tbc
Time Requirements: tbc

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/08/2020 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are an ambitious system with plans for service and system change over the next five years to improve 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, local authority and third sector partners to transform the way we provide health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It describes the needs of our population and outlines our vision and aims for local health and care in the future.

We are seeking an Independent Chair to provide independent leadership to the system in delivering its plans to develop the architecture of Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent and implement the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Independent Chair will lead the next stage in our evolution towards ICS status, enabling and galvanizing the work of system leaders to maximise the benefits of collaborative working, shared decision making and effective governance.  Ensuring system transformation, you will improve leadership culture by creating an environment of collaboration and partnership working where people will role model positive values and behaviours in working across organisational boundaries. An ambassador of the ICS to the local community and NHS Region, you will contribute to and influence national policy development and act as an advocate for the system.

You will need to be adaptive, comfortable within a dynamic environment and seek to influence. Your long-term view will be focused on transformation of the whole system and primarily accountable to people and communities.  This will be underpinned by deep knowledge of Health and social care and the broader public sector, and specifically of complex public service systems and state of the art of system-wide partnership arrangements. You will have spent significant time in a Board level role in a complex, large-scale organisational context, either within the NHS, the broader Public Sector and/or the Independent sector.


Person Specification

Specifically, you will chair ICS Board meetings, ensuring that improved health outcomes for the population of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are at the heart of every action and decision made. You will ensure that the behaviours of all colleagues and partners are in line with ICS values and that these are upheld in all meetings and in everyday life.

How to Apply

To apply and find out more please visit the website below:

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners at Badenoch + Clark, please contact:

James McLeod Tel: 07523 044455
Email: or

David Hunter Tel: 07889 202229

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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