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Head of Systems Partnerships

NFP People
Homebased UK nationwide
£50000 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2021
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Head of Systems Partnerships

We’re looking to recruit into a new role of Head of Systems Partnership to lead on the development of the approach to systems partnerships and engagement, driving the delivery of the charity’s ambition to become a systems leader in stroke across the full stroke pathway and across all our impact methods.

Position: Head of Systems Partnerships

Location: Homebased, U.K nationwide

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Circa £50,000 per annum (inner London weighting £3,299 per annum or outer London weighting £1,755 per annum may also be applied in accordance to where you live)

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.

Closing Date: 23 July 2021

Interview Date: To be held on 29 July and 30 July 2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic interviews may be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application

The Role

The Head of Systems Partnerships will be a key role working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. They will lead on developing a range of toolkits and mechanisms to increase the systems leadership capability and capacity at the Locality level. In addition, the Head of Systems Partnerships will support the integration and alignment of the work across the organisation, and to ensure that the knowledge it is gaining from front line support services and external horizon-scanning, is used to direct messaging and conversations with systems leaders and drive service improvement.

The Head of Systems Partnerships works in closely with the Chief Executive and Associate Director for Systems Engagement and has a strong externally-facing component, holding key relationships with NHS England, Department for Health and Social Care, other health and social care leaders, senior clinicians and healthcare professionals, and other decision-makers across the sector. In particular, they will focus on the National Stroke Plan for England, the Integrated Care Systems, and the newly established Integrated Stroke Delivery Networks (ISDNs), to ensure that these programmes lead to tangible improvements for the benefit of stroke survivors.

The Head of Systems Partnership will also be responsible for key cross-organisational initiatives which have a strong systems partnership component. This includes oversight for work in prevention, health inequalities and international engagement activities. They will have a key role in horizon scanning the changing external environment, providing strategic analysis and advice to senior leaders and ensuring the organisation is equipped to capitalise on opportunities to build new partnerships and to increase our visibility and impact as a systems leader.

About You

You will have:


  • A degree or relevant experience
  • A strong understanding of strategy development and impact evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of the health care and social care system
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex change programmes and / or systems change programmes
  • Experience of strategy development and implementation, with close monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge and experience of using a range of programme and project methods and tools to lead complex change programmes
  • Experience of setting and managing budgets, reporting and reforecasting within a specified budget limit


To fulfil the role, you must have the right to work in the U.K

You will be asked to submit your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience.

In return…

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. The charity offers a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.

About the Organisation

Rebuilding lives after stroke.

Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. The charity provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join the team.

You may also have experience in areas such as Head of Systems Partnerships, Head of Systems, Systems and Partnerships Manager, Insight, Supporter Insight, Change Management, Head of Change Management, Programme, Programmes, Programme Manager, Senior Programme Manager, Partnerships and Development, Partnerships and Development Manager, Head of Systems Partnerships and Development, Engagement Manager, Head of Engagement, Policy, Policy Manager, Systems and Policy, NHS, Health Service, Commissioned Services, Health, Health and Social Care, Stroke, National Strategy.


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We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

Find Us
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
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