Service Development and Delivery Lead-

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) provides a range of mental health services for the population of Lincolnshire including community mental health, inpatient and urgent care, rehabilitation, talking and specialist psychological therapies, learning disabilities support, and some social care for adults, children, families and older people. Serving a mixed rural and urban population of around 900,000 people, the Trust provides services at 56 main sites spread across the 2720 square miles of Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. LPFT has an annual turnover of c. 100m and employs around 2,000 members of staff.

The Trust is innovative, caring and ambitious and is committed to seeking new and more effective ways to promote recovery and quality of life through mental health, social care and specialist community services provided by itself and in collaboration with partners. The Trust has a strong track record of performance across both finances and quality measures and is well placed to meet the demands of the future. In January 2019, we received a ‘Good’ rating across all domains of the CQC inspection and we were rated as ‘Outstanding’ for “Well-Led”.

Due to new service developments within the Older People and Frailty Division, we are now recruiting substantively to the post of Business and Service Development Lead within the Division. The Older People and Frailty Division include; Acute Older People Mental Health and Complex Dementia Inpatient Services, the aligned Older People MH and Dementia Home Treatment Teams, Older People Community Mental Health Teams (for mental health and dementia assessment and treatment) and Dementia Support Service as well as all age Mental Health Liaison Services covering the county of Lincolnshire. The Division also hosts specialist Neuropsychology and Physical Health Care Psychology services. Current service developments include establishment of a new Dementia Home Treatment Team, development of a specialist Young Onset Dementia pathway, contribution to the Community Transformation pilot sites, enhancing service input into the Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes Agenda and across service development of digital service options and pathways.

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Delivery of key service developments within the Older People and Frailty Division of LPFT
  • The identification and development of business opportunities to expand the service scope and offer of services within the Older People and Frailty portfolio.
  • Supporting senior managers and engaging stakeholders, including staff and service users, to implement innovative organisational change and developments.
  • Working at a senior level with Trust and system leaders across health and social care.
  • Overseeing the operational management, service development and delivery of designated projects.
  • Leading, maintaining and updating the service development/project plans for which the post holder is accountable.
  • Oversee the information and performance data requirements of the Division to support robust review of quality outcomes.

The role requires excellent communication and team working skills, an ability to think creatively and work to tight timeframes, including working with the Divisional senior team and a range of service users and clinicians to contribute to the development of service models, operating procedures and service pathways. Regular update reports for system leaders and other stakeholders will be required.

Post selection will entail a selection panel process comprising a service user panel, business and human resources panel and the final selection panel to support applicants to show themselves at their best across different aspects of the role. Due to current circumstances it is anticipated that the interviews for the post will now occur during early January 2021. Ideally these will be face to face but may be via remote/Teams depending on restrictions and circumstances at the time.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further please contact Steve Roberts, Associate Director of Operations – Older People and Frailty Division, at [email protected] or on 01522 500690.