Head of the North of England

Diabetes UK
Warrington, Cheshire, England
£47000 - £50000 per annum + £3,000 car allowance
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Ray Soobhan
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a highly motivated, engaged, focused and experienced individual, who can lead our team in the North of England and work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to deliver better care for people living with or at risk of diabetes.

You will need to be a strong manager, with an extensive track record of influencing change in the health service or a similar complex system. In addition, you will need to demonstrate a passion and commitment to improving the lives of people living with diabetes and be able to build and sustain productive relationships with policy and decision makers.

This post comes at a time of major change within the Northern Health Service and offers the successful candidate an opportunity to influence and lead this change in partnership with the other health agencies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Implement the Diabetes UK 5 year strategy in the North of England and contribute the development of the revised strategy in 2019 to ensure it fits with local needs.
  • Lead the development and delivery of plans for Diabetes UK to scale up our reach and impact in the North of England.
  • Influence and deliver change in policy and practice both regionally and locally so that people with diabetes have better health and quality of life outcomes. This includes strategically deploying a full range of influencing tools: campaigning, media, lobbying of local political and healthcare bodies, empowering service users and local campaigners, partnerships, public engagement and quiet diplomacy.
  • Develop and deliver the Diabetes UK strategy for the North of England so that it is in line with the organisational priorities but also responsive to local needs and issues
  • Promote Diabetes UK's recommendations for care and facilitate the monitoring of these standards.
  • Develop in conjunction with the central HCP team, the strategy for engaging with local HCP's and their representative organisations so that we support, educate and challenge HCPs to deliver high quality care for people living with diabetes.
  • Build sustainable partnerships with other players in the region so that we extend our reach and impact for people living with diabetes, working well within DUK so that we are coherent in external dealings.
  • Raise awareness of diabetes within the North of England so that people are aware of the condition and can take appropriate action and so that people in influence make appropriate policies.
  • Guide and support the strategy for volunteer growth in the North of England so that groups and individual volunteers are mobilised to actively engage with Diabetes UK and support our work locally and nationally.
  • Manage the day to day running of local Diabetes resources including, staff and buildings, sustaining a high performance team, and managing the annual budget for the North of England.
  • Integrate the team in the North of England into the wider organisation working in partnership with other heads of teams and departments so that all teams benefit from the collective skills and experience of the whole organisation and so that the local context is well understood and supported by all.
  • Liaise with and support the work of the fundraising team in the North of England.
  • Develop a small but relevant local service portfolio as appropriate in line with the central services team
  • Be accountable for the implementation of core compliance policies for Diabetes UK in the North of England including health and safety, safeguarding, data protection etc.
  • Input into the strategic direction of the organisation and play a key role in the Operations Leadership Team, Leadership Forum, Nations and Regions Committees etc.
  • Be the public face of Diabetes UK in the North of England representing the charity at meetings, conferences and events with key stakeholders including people with diabetes, healthcare professionals, media, Local politicians, NHS England and other third sector organisations.

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