Alliance Delivery Lead - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £47,447 per annum
Closing date: 06 Dec 2022
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9948
Role: Social Care
About the role

Alliance Delivery Lead

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £47,447 per annum

Location: Basildon

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note we are looking for 3 individuals on a 12 month fixed-term contract or secondment basis.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive delivery across this Southwest Essex Alliance. The successful candidates will work with senior sponsors from the Alliance to map out key deliverables, hold project delivery to account and contribute to the overall aim of the Alliance to improve the health and wellbeing of Basildon and Brentwood residents whilst addressing the wider determinates of health

This role is accountable for embedding a change management approach and managing projects which contribute to the delivery of the strategic aims of our local Essex Health, Care and Wellbeing Alliances, leading to the best possible outcomes for Essex residents.

The Alliance Delivery Lead will support the Alliance priorities to develop and maintain systems and processes that address the health and care needs of the population and wider determinants of health.

As an exemplary and experienced manager familiar with working in a complex project environment, the Alliance Delivery Lead will influence and work with senior stakeholders to ensure agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised. This role is key in ensuring a robust project infrastructure is in place underpinned by governance and assurance processes on behalf of the partners in the Alliance.


  • Design, develop and deliver new models of integrated and collaborative working to achieve the Alliance Local Delivery Plan priorities.
  • Develop individualised Strategic Delivery Plans for the Alliance priorities.
  • Lead on project delivery for test and learn activity within Alliance priorities.
  • Draw on learnings from outside the Essex system to develop new models of partnership working and innovative practice.
  • Support the development of the linkages between the Alliance workstreams and key system enablers.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders to support programme delivery.
  • Represent organisations from across the Alliance, securing improved and effective engagement of relevant partners and the public, and ensuring expertise and specialist knowledge contributes to the development of projects.
  • Ensure contributions from across Alliance partners are included and demonstrated within the Alliance priorities and reporting lines.
  • Work closely with Neighbourhood Teams to translate Alliance objectives and ambitions into local activity.
  • Highlight project risks and issues and ways in which these can be mitigated and escalated as appropriate.
  • Continually analyse programme and project performance, outcome and impact, using this intelligence to inform decision-making and share lessons learned.
  • Monitor and manage budgets as required.

About You

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent by extensive experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in health and social care.
  • An understanding gained through experience in the broader integration of health and social care and implications for delivery planning at local level.
  • Experience of project delivery, effective service development and innovation.
  • Understanding of different organisations within the health and social care system and its partners, and how to manage relationships between them.
  • Ability to translate strategy into activity to drive change.
  • Proven ability of developing solutions to deliver quality service to customers with financial constraints and competing priorities.
  • Effective leader with an ability to establish confidence and credibility with a diverse range of individuals at different levels within a complex system.
  • Strong leadership and behavioural skills with the ability to focus on results, forging a highly performing and motivated team to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Ability to use analysis to work towards solutions to complex system problems.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills: able to communicate complex information; clear and comprehensive report writing style.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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