Director of People

Norfolk and Waveney ICS
£114,500 – 138,750 | Starting salary will depend on experience.

Our partnership at Norfolk and Waveney has nine members, but we also work closely with our local healthwatch organisations, district councils, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and others. We plan to become a truly high performing system, embedding ways of working that are successful in the longer-term. We already have so many impressive examples of local team working, patient engagement and innovation. Together, we will build from the bottom up, support the front line and put patients, families and communities front and central to everything we do.

The Role

As we move to the new ICS structure from July 2022, we’re looking for a Director of People to support the Board in transforming the way we think about and support our workforce across Norfolk and Waveney. This is a fantastic and far-reaching role, offering a genuine chance to impact communities by leading the development and delivery of a long-term people strategy, ensuring it reflects and integrates the plans of all our partner organisations.

Norfolk and Waveney has great potential. Our senior team will be working together to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare, tackle inequalities, enhance productivity and value for money and help the NHS support broader social and economic development. As our People Director, you’ll play a crucial role through reforming our workforce, supporting new models of care and improving job satisfaction and resilience. We also want to establish a compassionate and inclusive system culture to improve equity, fairness and access to opportunity across our system and that embeds values of kindness and shared responsibility.

You will support the production and delivery of a five-year plan for the ICB with the CEO, other board members, partners across the ICS and the local community. This will include interpretation and implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan, NICE quality standards and other national strategic priorities. This will include system-wide plans to deliver the:

  • People Plan and People Promise.
  • Priority actions set out in the national guidance on ICS people function.
  • Actions set out in Future of NHS HR and OD report.
  • ICS specific people priorities.
  • ICS specific future workforce plans for health and care in conjunction with NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams and HEE.

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