Head of Joint Commissioning – Children

Employer: NHS North Kirklees CCG

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £52,306 to £60,983 per annum

Closing Date: 4/11/19

Interview Date: 13/11/19

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead and develop the integrated commissioning agenda for children and young people across Kirklees. Leading the development of a commissioning approach you will ensure the improvement of outcomes as identified in the Kirklees Children and Young Peoples Plan and the Integrated Commissioning Strategy. The role is a joint post across Kirklees CCGs and Kirklees Council, as such you will need to build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders whilst being able to work in a complex strategic environment.

The post will also have a number of specific functions including :

  • Being the lead commissioner for the CAMHS local transformation plan and manage a multi-agency commissioning team including clinical staff.
  • Being responsible for the joint commissioning arrangements between Kirklees Council and both CCGs in relation to the statutory duties required under the Children and Families Act.
  • Being lead commissioner for the looked after children health services

The post is initially a 12 month secondment opportunity so you will need the agreement of your current line manager prior to submitting an application.

Social Value Roadshow

Join Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, Social Value UK & Inspiring Impact for a roadshow looking at what social value is, why it’s important, and what to do about it.

15th October 2019

10am to 2pm

Huddersfield Mission

Social Value Roadshow – The roadshow will give an overview of the wider international and national contexts, as well as the local partners knowledge of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.  We will look at what social value is, why it is important to you, and how to take action.  Social Value UK and SEYH will bring sector specific knowledge to guide attendees from public, private and civil society in how to navigate the social value landscape.

Local Networking – This is an opportunity for networking with local organisations from across all sectors, to share problems, opportunities, skills and resources from a local perspective.

Inspiring Impact – This is a VCSE focused workshop looking at impact management with practical exercises, case studies and tools that can be taken back to be used in attendees work and organisations.

For more information contact info@socialvalueuk.org or visit www.socialvalueuk.org/inspiringimpact

Take Part in our Survey & Help Us Get a Snapshot of the Third Sector in Kirklees

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders are working together to encourage as many Kirklees groups and organisations to take part in ta major study of third sector trends.  This will help us to ensure that we provide the best support and services that we can for your work now and in the future.  It is part of a bigger study across the North of England, being run by Durham University, however if enough people from Kirklees take part, we’ll be able to get a useful data and a snapshot of the sector in our area.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on you PC, tablet or phone via this link:

Take Part Now…

Please share the link with as many people as possible & use #ThirdSectorTrends if you’re sharing it on social media. Hard copies are also available from Jo Bolland Jo.Bolland@kirklees.gov.uk 07971 541014 or Billy Tindle Billy.Tindle@kirklees.gov.uk 07814 173077.

More About the Study

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does. 

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020. A report focusing specifically on Kirklees will also be available at this time.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found at:

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/knowledge-and-leadership/third-sector-trends-research/

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.

Celebrate World Mental Health Day at our AGM

Hear from Kirklees Council, Director of Public Health & West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership, Director of Mental Health Programmes

Thursday 10th October, 2pm-4pm

Northfield Hall, Huddersfield

It’s that time of year again when we invite you to the TSL Kirklees AGM.  This year it’s also World Mental Health Day and so as well as reviewing our progress over the last year and electing trustees, we’ll be focussing on some of the great work that our members do in promoting good mental health, and hearing from:

  • Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director of Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health for Kirklees Council, who will be telling us about a new initiative to have dedicated council teams in different places around Kirklees, and a new £1.4 million pot of mental health funding.
  • Keir Shillaker, Director of Mental Health Programmes, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, telling us about the local priorities and approach to mental health

Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a hard copy of our new report – Ready, Able and Agile: How The Voluntary and Community Sector Adds Social Value to Life in Kirklees.

Book now on Eventbrite or Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield and not Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.

Friendlees Summer of Fun

Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…

The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.

The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.

Third Sector Jobs: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Work with Pennine Domestic Violence Group on their Live Safe Hub Project

The Live Safe Hub IDVA service work with female and male victims of domestic abuse aged 16+ living across Kirklees through a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support framework.

The Live Safe IDVA will also work with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse and its impact.  Part of the role will be to establish and maintain positive, proactive and innovative working relationships, pathways and referral routes with partner agencies across Kirklees.

SALARY:  £23,000 – 24,000 per annum pro -rata

Application pack can be found in Jobs at www.pdvg.org  or requested by email from: admin@pdvg.co.uk

Closing date: 30th August 2019

Interviews: week commencing 2nd September 2019

Third Sector Jobs: Community Links Manager, One Community Foundation

We are looking for someone to work with communities and businesses across Kirklees, to increase local volunteering.

The post exists to promote and substantially increase volunteering activity in Kirklees, so strengthening voluntary groups in the area. This is a newly created position, nominally for three years, and the successful candidate will work within the One Community Foundation office based in central Huddersfield. The role will involve frequent travel across Kirklees. Success in this role is likely to make the role permanent.

Find out more & apply

Closing date: Tuesday 10th September

Interviews: Wednesday 25th September