Multiple leadership opportunities for health and care professionals – apply now!

We are recruiting to more than 100 Clinical and Care Professional Lead (CCPL) vacancies.

These represent a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in taking on a leadership role and we have a range of positions suitable for colleagues taking their first step into leadership as well as those with more experience. These roles support people to work together across organisations and professions to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities across south east London.

CCPLs are paid and work part time alongside their principal jobs. Roles are available across a range of south east London boroughs and programmes. They provide support to our leadership, set strategic direction and also provide professional leadership support to colleagues across our health and care system.

We encourage all suitably qualified health and social care professionals to apply. Your background could be in medicine, nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, the allied health professions and social care, or you could be from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

This is an opportunity to take the next step in your career and become a leader in clinical and care professions. Read more about the role of a CCPL below or visit our list of active vacancies. Vacancies close mid to late May.

Why do we need clinical and care professional leaders?

We have incredible people and organisations working to enable everyone to lead happy, healthy lives.

Carers, social care practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, doctors, voluntary and community sector professionals, experts by experience, allied health professionals, psychologists, healthcare scientists, physician associates, public health professionals – all are making a difference. But we face age-old challenges, from inequalities to preventable ill-health.

It’s clear no single person or organisation holds the answers when we work together – whether we plan, give or receive care and support. So, we’re investing in the recruitment and development of people who can build on this momentum and work together across organisations and professions to improve health and care.

What is a clinical and care professional leader?

A clinical and care professional leader support people to work together across organisations and professions to improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities across south east London.

Where do clinical and care professional leaders come from?

There is no ‘right’ sort of clinical and care professional leader. We want a health and care system that values and draws on the skills of different and unique people.

You’re likely to have some related experience. And you will be continuing to deliver care to people in south east London and registered with the appropriate professional body.

But whatever that may be – whether you’re a carer, social care practitioner, nurse, pharmacist, doctor, voluntary and community sector professional, expert by lived experience, allied health professional, psychologist, healthcare scientist, physician associate, public health professional or from another related background – you will care deeply about helping people lead happier, healthier lives.

How would I know if clinical and care professional leadership is for me?

  • You care about tackling inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of all people in our patch.
  • You want to make a lasting difference to how people experience health and care services.
  • You believe in the power of bringing together people with different skills, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • You believe we all have something to give and something to gain by working together.

What does a clinical and care professional leader do?

The capabilities below are in the words of 60 south east London system leaders, drawn from a set of five emerging characteristics which they have co-designed together.

  • Build connections and trust with different people and organisations who wouldn’t normally work together
  • Support different people and organisations to take collective action on shared challenges to improve the health and wellbeing of people in south east London.
  • Support people to share new ideas and test different approaches to working together on shared goals
  • Listen with compassion to actively involve people in the decisions that affect their lives and ensure their voices guide action
  • Embrace different perspectives and challenges in service of local people over organisations, places or professional groups

Sounds like a lot? Yes, but you’ll be supported through it.

You’ll join a growing community of system leaders who meet regularly to connect and learn and take part in more formal development activities as part of the new, South East London System Leadership Collaborative.

Available roles, find out more and how to apply

To find out more about our current clinical and care professional lead vacancies, please visit our dedicated webpage.

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