Independent Chair, Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS)

Lancashire & South Cumbria ICS is recruiting an Independent Chair who can provide non-executive and independent leadership to one ICS. They are looking for a senior individual who will build and enhance relationships within the community and with a wide range of stakeholders locally and nationally.

Lancashire & South Cumbria ICS has an ambitious vision to empower and support healthy local communities, so that local people have the best start in life and can live and age well.

We are a partnership of NHS, local authority, public sector, voluntary, faith and social enterprise and academic organisations, working together to join up health and care services, listen to the priorities of our communities, local people and patients and tackle some of the biggest challenges we are all facing.

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the name of our shared vision and five-year strategy for improving health and care services and helping the people of Lancashire and South Cumbria live longer, healthier lives. To achieve this we will need to make difficult decisions about how and where our services are delivered and how we organise ourselves to achieve our aims as an ICS.

Our belief is that Together we can make things better. The partnership of organisations working across our ICS have agreed this clear purpose for our work together. This will happen in neighbourhoods, local places and across the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Our vision for Lancashire and South Cumbria is that communities will be healthy and local people will have the best start in life, so they can live longer, healthier lives.

At the heart of this vision are the following ambitions:

  • We will have healthy communities
  • We will have high quality and efficient services
  • We will have a health and care service that works for everyone, including our staff.

To help us on this next stage of the journey, we are looking for an Independent Chair who can provide non-executive and independent leadership to one ICS. A senior individual who can help our partner organisations to achieve system-wide objectives. This role will be key in the leadership of the ICS, helping to ensure the successful implementation of our strategy.

The ideal candidate will have substantial board-level experience, personal credibility within their own field and will be able to develop strong and effective partnerships across large and complex organisations. You will have a positive presence and the interpersonal skills necessary to carry out the role successfully, building and enhancing relationships within the Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS community and with a wide range of stakeholders, including politicians and the wider public sector, locally and nationally.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our recruitment partners, Janice Scanlan and Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570 to arrange a confidential discussion.

Timeline of events

  • Application closing date - 24th February
  • Identification of candidates to be invited to interview - 6th March
  • Interviews - 13th March

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