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Collaborative Chair *Internal only*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 May 2023

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Hospital, Other
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

We will be establishing a new collaborative structure for the following 8 collaborative:
  • Women and Children
  • Surgical Care
  • Specialist Surgical Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Critical Care, Anaesthetics & Theatres
  • Specialty Medicine
  • Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services
  • Community

We will be appointing a collaborative chair for each of our new collaborative. If you are interested in applying, please apply and specify which collaborative you are interested in.

Main duties of the job

This post is open to individuals on both Agenda for Change and Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role, main duties and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • 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.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

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: 18 + Administration cost of 3.85 = 21.85. Deducted at 6.85 from 1st month salary and 5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: 38 + administration cost of 3.90 = 41.90. Deducted at 11.90 from 1st month salary and 10 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

Person Specification
Qualifications and Skills
  • Consultant status with current GMC registration, OR
  • Professionally registered Senior Health Care position educated to, or working towards, Masters level
  • Management Qualification or an equivalent portfolio of evidence
Knowledge and Experience
  • Senior professional with experience of leadership and management
  • Knowledge and experience of professional performance systems and their implementation
  • Experience of delivering quality performance against financial and NHS targets
  • Experienced practising clinician with an in depth understanding of clinical standards and governance, and a strong track record of participating in clinical case reviews
  • Ability to analyse highly complex organisational problems and develop and implement workable solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of key NHS issues, including national and local policy drivers that are complex and highly politicised
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to medical practice
  • Highly developed knowledge and understanding of key organisation systems and NHS modernisation agenda
  • Developing and implementing clinically related strategies to improve quality and efficiency of systems
  • Successful track record delivering high quality services in a large complex multi-disciplinary healthcare environment
  • Evidence of management of poor performance
  • Leading change in challenging environments
  • Experience in MHPS
  • Experience of Consultant and SAS doctor appointment committees
  • Experience of clinical audit and research
  • Knowledge and understanding of NHS Policy and regulatory policy, demonstrating ability to interpret
  • Clinical leadership
Skills and Aptitudes
  • Good communication skills with a proven track record of engagement
  • Experienced Hospital Specialist with a wide range of skills and decision making abilities
  • Audit skills and the ability to analyse and interpret activity data
  • Presentation skills
  • Teaching abilities to engage a wide range of audiences.
  • The highest level of interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong influencing and negotiation skill
  • Ability to relate to a wide spectrum of NHS professionals with competing agendas and achieve organisation focused solutions to problems
  • Able to assess priorities and make decisions, quick to grasp a point, able to think on feet, influence, persuade, give leadership and direction
  • Patient Focused: Understands how their role impacts on the patient journey, and a willingness to place the patient at the centre of what they do
  • Achieving results: Experience of successfully working to deadlines and completing tasks
  • Evidence of leadership training or demonstrate plans to do so
  • Evidence of training in quality improvement or demonstrate plans to do so
Other Requirements
  • Audit/research experience
  • Ability to manage complex situations and provide a solution
Personal Circumstances
  • Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Confident and articulate
  • Demonstrates and role models Trust values and behaviours
  • Able to function in a multi-professional environment
  • Confident
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team at Board level
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and work to ambitious deadlines
  • Self-motivated, energetic and flexible, with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Have presence, commands attention
  • Personal resilience, self-awareness, determination to succeed.
  • Ability to work within the values of the Trust and to demonstrate evidence of values in practice
  • Inspirational Leadership: Keen to develop themselves and others, open to new ideas and willing to share their experience with others
  • Maximising Value: Takes ownership of problems and does not overly complicate matters or involve colleagues unnecessarily.
  • Working Together: Approachable and able to build relationships with a wide variety of colleagues
  • Equality and Diversity: Can demonstrate a positive and non-judgemental attitude towards difference in terms of service delivery and working practice
  • Ability to travel independently across Cumbria. The postholder will be expected to work across multiple sites

BMJRef: BMJ-116456/262-A-23-5147413

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