Head of Podiatry

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority
Ending soon

NCIC has recently concluded a restructure of the AHP Senior Leadership team and currently have a vacancy for a new Head of Podiatry. The Trust acknowledge the importance of a Head of Podiatry position to continue to support and lead the Podiatry professionals.

The post-holder will be integral to the newly established AHP Senior Leadership structure and will be part of delivering the wider AHPs in Action agenda. The AHP Senior team will, initially, focus on AHP productivity, including the development of AHP job plans and the implementation of an effective e-rostering solution. As well as the strategic work around productivity, the post-holder will need to address local integration of the podiatry teams and cross-system working to ensure high-quality, effective patient pathways that meet local and national requirements. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who wants to positively shape podiatry services in North, West, and East Cumbria in a sustainable way.

Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of professional leadership and working internally and externally to the organisation they are employed in. They should have experience of having had accountability for Podiatry service provision and extensive Profession specific knowledge, application of theory, best practice and procedures. They need to demonstrate a proven record of achieving service development, managing change and performance.An in-depth knowledge and understanding of current NHS and other national policy and their implication for professional practice will be required to support the Podiatrists as the system develops its pathway approach to Health and Care.

The post holder will ensure the wider health care system has a high quality integrated Professional service that is flexible and able to meet the clinical needs of the population it serves within the resources available. They will be required professionally manage podiatrists employed across the healthcare system.

The post holder will be based at, either, the Cumberland Infirmary or the West Cumberland Hospital but will be expected to travel across the system as most services are community based.

Interested candidates can contact Penny Parsons, Interim Associate Director of AHPs, on to discuss the role.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 40913554

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