Director of People Strategy and Planning


Band 9


Flexible working across partner organisations

About the role:

As the ICS matures, we see a role for it as a local leader in defining our people strategies; gaining a full understanding of workforce demand, and identifying credible supply solutions that support the continuous improvement of the services and care we provide – making a positive impact on local communities. The Director of People Strategy & Planning will work with stakeholders and system partners to define and deliver these strategies, as part of a coordinated programme of workforce and culture development.

The postholder will take a lead role in our ‘one workforce’ strategy in line with the NHS People Plan and will require working across organisational boundaries to form positive working relationships with system partners across health and social care and local authorities.

There are a number of key delivery areas for this role:

  • Lead the ICS people strategy and planning processes, such as strategy development and operating plans;
  • Programme leadership within the ICS operating model development & associated change management;
  • Support the establishment of ICP workforce teams, bringing together people from across organisational boundaries to form effective place-based teams;
  • Identify priority workforce planning needs with partners;
  • Evaluate and, where appropriate, develop a shared bank solution, to support the needs for temporary workforce supply across the ICS system and at place-level

This is an opportunity for an exceptional senior HR professional to join an advancing ICS, to lead and support during an exciting period of change and transformation.

For more information or an informal discussion about the post, contact David Godfrey at Hunter Healthcare, our retained Search Partner, [email protected]

Key Dates

Closing date:

13 September


20 September – Virtual on MS Teams


Psychometric Testing and Virtual Stakeholder Panel. Date TBC

(Panel members to be notified as early as possible)

Final Panel:

29 September [3-6pm]; 30 September [morning]