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Senior Service Development Officer (082109) –

Grade:  Grade L

Vacancy Hours:  Full time 37 hours per week
Contract Type :  Permanent
Weekend Working:  No  
Interview Date:  Friday 22nd July 2022
Venue for Interview:  Virtual (MS Teams)

Come, join the Service Development team, and help
to shape the future of adult social care services across North Yorkshire.

Who we are?

We are a transformational team
working across the unique service area of:

  • Service Development

Our core aim is to develop a
long-term sustainable transformation plan, for delivery of Health and Care
Services.  As a team we place innovation
at the heart of everything we do. We will do this through the delivery of the
following key success factors:

  • We develop, deliver and commission sustainable
    services, that demonstrate we make a difference;

  • We have a collaborative, holistic approach
    with all internal and external stakeholders and partners;

  • We ensure that we deliver economically
    sustainable and efficient services, that demonstrate we provide value for
    money; and

  • We develop, deliver and commission the most
    effective care that is available, with the aim of improving outcomes, that
    are innovative and evidence based. 

We have the following exciting and
pivotal role available, please see below to find out more about Service
Development and the role available.  

Who we are?

The Service Development Team is an
engine room for commissioning, service transformation and improvement.
 The Team consists of Strategic Service Development Managers, Senior
Service Development Officers and Service Development Project Officers who have
responsibility for a locality and a defined strategic portfolio. 

  • People are at the heart of what we do,
    ensuring access to services that are inclusive and equitable.

  • We encourage place-based local care and
    developing strong local relationships.  We gather intelligence from
    each of our localities around areas for development or gaps in service to
    inform our future plans.  

  • We create opportunities to encourage
    system-wide leadership

  • We continually strive to develop services
    which are truly co-produced with our partners, ensuring equal partnership
    between people who use services, carers and wider stakeholders, whilst
    raising the ambition to strive for innovation and always thinking of new
    ways of working.

 What do we do?

Ø  Our role is to be a critical friend to ensure we
champion people who use our services, deliver value for money and efficiency
throughout Health and Adult Services, working with the Practice Team, Care and
Support and partner organisations.

Ø  Service Development has recently embarked on an
ambitious programme to transform the way we commission and deliver services,
which includes the following portfolios; residential & nursing care, home
based support, community based support, complex care services.

Ø  We work with wide range of stakeholders to
collectively define our ambition for service development to achieve positive
outcomes for people. 

 What role is available?

Ø  Senior Service Development Officer Commissioning
(HARA – Harrogate area)

information is available in the job description and person specification.

 If you have any queries or wish to have a conversation about the post, please contact Helen Thirkell, Strategic Service Development Manager, Service Development Team at or by calling 07989309679. 

Job Description.docx


Reward booklet.pdf

NYCC are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies. 

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

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