Are you are leader looking for a new opportunity?
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.
Practice Plus Group is currently contracted into 47 sites across England, providing a range of primary care, substance misuse and mental health services into the justice sector. As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history.
Practice Plus Group is passionate about the work that we do and have the following core values:
∙ We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated
∙ We act with integrity
∙ We embrace diversity
∙ We strive to do things better together.
For the right individual, this presents a rare opportunity to be part of a senior leadership team within a niche sector for a forward thinking and growing service line. Over the last five years PPGs Health in Justice service line has grown from a portfolio 12 prisons to our current 47 services. With a strong business development pipeline over the next 12 – 24 months, our future potential growth could also offer further development opportunities for the right individual. PPG is recognised as a leading outsourced NHS provider within the UK and wants to be known as providing the ‘best in class’ patient care within the criminal justice sector.
What is involved in this role?
Reporting into the Service Director, the Regional Director (North) will form part of the senior leadership team for Practice Plus Group’s Health in Justice service line which also includes a Deputy Service Director, Medical Director, Head of HR, Head of Finance and Regional Director (South). The role is responsible for providing operational leadership to all our services located in the North of England which currently totals 23 prison establishments. You will be supported by a team of Regional Managers, who will report to you, but largely run their own businesses. The Regional managers are in turn supported by Heads of Healthcare in each prison.
The role is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, innovative, energetic, and patient focused care which exceed minimum performance standards and deliver committed margins in all of the services you are accountable for within your region.
The ideal candidate
Organisational fit, leadership qualities and management experience are more important than that of absolute technical knowledge and background, or professional qualifications.
The ideal candidate will be ready to take the next step in their career, potentially play a more strategic role for an organisation, with greater accountability, blending the experience of successfully delivering on similar KPIs and expectations, with a degree of resilience and ‘battle scars’, having either spent time within the NHS / HMPPS or successfully delivered services in partnership with / commissioned by either of these organisations.
We require an individual who is a strong leader, with tenacity, gravitas and the emotional intelligence to lead a diverse workforce within a complex, highly pressurised environment. We are looking for a leader who is able to work pragmatically with excellent communication skills and the ability to foster excellent relationships, both internally and externally.
Contract management and associated aspects; such as building rapport with commissioner and stakeholders, financial and contractual negotiation and operational design and delivery are all key parts of this role. You will ensure that we are able to deliver on our contracts from NHSE to meet both patient need and the key performance indicators (KPIs) whilst commercially maximising its opportunity. For any new contracts and business secured, it will be your responsibility to mobilise and deliver against the contract, whilst optimising all potential income streams.
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Salary and Next Steps
The salary for this post is up to £90,000 per annum with an up to 20% bonus based on company and individual performance. You will also receive a £6,000 car allowance.
Assessment centres will take place at the end of January (dates TBC). Further details will be provided to candidates that are shortlisted.
The role will be based from home with frequent travel across the North of England. Some national travel will also be required.
Please note Practice Plus Group retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks.
At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.