Mental health and LD Senior Manager – Band 8b

City and County base with some home working and travel

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) CCGs’ are progressing plans to appoint to the Band 8b Leadership Team. Internal applications are welcome from existing Band 8b staff that are at risk of redundancy and for whom the role would provide suitable alternative employment. In addition, applications will be considered from other internal applicants who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria.

The Integration and Transformation Directorate is a newly formed directorate with the mandate to design and deliver health and care services for the population of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. The directorate portfolio includes primary care, community care, urgent care services, planned care and cancer services, children and maternity services and mental health and LD services.

The Mental health and LD Senior Manager post will:

i. Be accountable for a complex and sensitive portfolio, at a senior operational level and will have a dynamic skill-set, with the ability to engage with and provide leadership and direction to key stakeholders in the commissioning process.

ii. Provide operational leadership to the MH, LD, Autism and Dementia commissioning team, supporting others to deliver within their portfolios

iii. Deputise for the Head of Commissioning as required, expanding on knowledge, skills and experience

iv. Contribute towards the delivery of the team’s strategic plan, and business as usual operational delivery across the team

v. Contribute towards identifying opportunities to further develop care models, processes and relationships with system partners to support the delivery of a high quality service. Service changes, projects and programmes will be well planned, project-managed and organised; making use of appropriate programme and project management methodology and ensuring results achieved are in line with agreed financial and operational plans.

vi. The post holder will support the head of commissioning to developing positive and collaborative working relationships between the CCG, LPT, Local Authorities, the Voluntary Sector, patients and other key stakeholder groups

vii. Take a lead from a commissioning perspective, on a specific area of the Step Up to Great programme for All Age Mental Health. This will involve complex, collaborative working with providers and other key partners

To be shortlisted, you will need to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

Education / Training / Qualifications

  • Educated to Masters level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

Knowledge & experience

  • Significant experience in the provision of policy advice to senior stakeholders on a range of complex topics.
  • Significant experience of managing a team to deliver outcomes.
  • Experience working within a political environment including experience of working on the public sector.
  • Experience interpreting national policy for implementation.
  • Previous knowledge and experience of managing budgets for complex programmes of work, including financial processes, budget setting and monitoring.
  • Knowledge of CCG processes, policies and stakeholders (such as Internal Audit, HR and Procurement).
  • Should have an appreciation of the relationships between the CCGs, Department of Health, NHS England & NHS Improvement, and individual provider organisations.
  • Understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this in engagement.

Skills & Abilities

  • Able to synthesise complex information on a range of topics, forming recommendations for Executive or Senior Management Teams and other senior stakeholders.
  • Highly developed analytical skills including the ability to interrogate quantitative and qualitative data sources.
  • Ability to think strategically and develop innovative and workable solutions to complex problems.
  • Able to prioritise competing demands amongst a rapidly changing agenda.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, maintain discretion and use initiative.
  • Highly developed presentation skills for effectively conveying complex concepts.
  • Developed communication skills for delivering key messages to a range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated evidence of planning and delivering programmes/projects on time and to budget.
  • Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues and create solutions in either project or service delivery.
  • Ability to understand a range of complex information quickly and make decisions, particularly where opinions are divided or where there is no obvious solution.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with Senior stakeholders at Director level.
  • Ability to use informed persuasion to influence others.
  • Works well with others, learns from the contribution of others.
  • Build strong working relationships across the organisation and with external stakeholders.

Equality, diversity & inclusion

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity, focused on removing barriers to full participation.
  • Fosters good working relationships and values diversity and difference.
  • Understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in delivering our role in the health and care system.
  • Adherence to the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR).
  • Upholds the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty.
  • Promotes high standards for improving diversity and equality, as per the Workforce Race Equality Standard and Workforce Disability Equality Standard.


  • Car driver / owner or reasonable alternative due to travel required across Leicestershire, and other locations as required