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As a Health & Justice Partnership Manager, you will be expected to play a key strategic senior leadership role under the Head of Community Integration or Head of Reducing Reoffending in Wales and provide leadership to a team to deliver on the Health & Social Care Strategy within the Probation Service.
This role will involve working with an extensive range of internal and external partners to improve the health and wellbeing of those under probation supervision and contribute to reducing inequities within the criminal justice system. This includes improving ‘continuity of care’ that deliver robust pathways to treatment services. This work will make a key contribution to reducing reoffending and reducing the number of victims of crime that will support HMPPS’ shared goals with health and social care partners.
The Health & Social Care agenda is complex and will require you to engage with and lead multiple themes, which includes but is not limited to; mental health, substance misuse, physical health, and social care.
You will have excellent analytical and stakeholder engagement skills with an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to solve problems and find pragmatic solutions that deliver improved outcomes for people on probation.
The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.
Responsibilities, Activities and Duties
The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities, and duties:
- Under the guidance of the regional HoCI/ HRRW, the post holder will develop and deliver regional Probation Service Health & Social Care strategic priorities, which align with existing and emerging national priorities. This includes directly contributing to the delivery of the Cross Government ‘Harm to Hope’ Drug Strategy.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with key senior leads at multiple external agencies and stakeholders, including but limited to: NHSE/I, Integrated Care Systems, Local Health Boards in Wales, Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners.
- Represent the PS externally in key regional and local partnership meetings, as well as internally with national and regional senior teams. You will also develop briefings and presentations to influence the health and social care agenda/outcomes at these forums.
- Effective analytical skills to identify multi-faceted and interdependent challenges between health and justice care at a regional level, and progress local initiatives that deliver improved outcomes, including performance and quality.
- Interpret varied and highly complex information from numerous sources to identify local and regional opportunities, and support strategic discussions with an extensive range of partners to ensure a whole- system approach to the delivery of national priority workstreams.
- Play a critical role in the developing Operational Health and Social Care Governance within HMPPS by providing interface between national and policy teams within HMPPS and regional probation delivery.
- Financial and budget responsibilities for joint initiatives or commissioning opportunities with health and justice partners.
- Responsible for the management of the Health and Justice Partnership Coordinators within the probation region, including ensuring impactful delivery of workstreams, performance and quality matrices.
- Lead and matrix manage multiskilled teams, across different departments, using varied resources for specific regional and cluster improvement projects, such as an uplift in appropriate health-related licenses conditions or improve outcomes for specific cohorts.
The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary.
- Making Effective Decisions
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
- Communicating and Influencing
- Changing and Improving
To be confirmed
If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail [email protected]. Please quote the job reference – 64101.
Experience of working within health and social care pathways, particularly substance misuse and mental health, and/or criminal justice pathways and Resettlement processes. Knowledge of learning disabilities, physical health and neurodiversity pathways is an advantage.
- Considerable experience at middle manager level, including the management of staff.
- Experience of working across a range of stakeholder groups and other Government Departments, including experience of influencing and managing conflict in these settings.
- Experience of monitoring performance and quality in area of responsibility against predetermined targets, setting local targets and effecting necessary improvements.
- Demonstrable achievements in managing/supporting change and effecting improvements in quality and efficiency.
- Experience of proactively championing diversity and inclusiveness.
- Experience of conducting employee relations investigations (e.g., disciplinary, capability, grievance etc)
- Experience of contributing to the development of strategic business plans to achieve improved service delivery
- Level 6 qualification desirable in health and social care, probation, or leadership/management.
- Considerable knowledge of health and social care treatment pathways for those leaving prison, particularly for substance misuse and mental health, including the key partners involved.
- Knowledge of probation processes, including Resettlement Pathways.
- Knowledge of the wider criminal justice system.
- Able to demonstrate well developed IT skills, including evidence of ability to interpret and apply performance reports.
- Evidence of ability to evaluate practice and provide a practice perspective on policy development.