Current Vacancies

Medical/Clinical Director & Secretary of the Faculty for Homeless & Inclusion Health

 

Hours: 15 hours a week (37.5 pro rata) Salary: £45,000 (pro rata £112,500)
Hybrid: Home working and office at 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG 
Permanent Contract 

About us

Pathway is a unique national charity. We have two mutually reinforcing purposes:

  1. i) to improve health and care outcomes for people experiencing homelessness and other forms of profound social exclusion,
  2. ii) to use the evidence and experience we generate to campaign for the policy changes that will prevent homelessness and social exclusion in the first place.

Pathway’s successes since our foundation in 2010 have been based on working intimately within and alongside the NHS, strong clinical leadership, a commitment to evidence based practice and research, the involvement of lived experience throughout, and driving commitment to quality improvement, health equity and social justice. Last year to help us further increase our impact and system influence Pathway became part of the Crisis ‘group’. Pathway remains a separately registered charity but Crisis became our sole corporate member.

The role

After 12 years Pathway’s founding medical director Dr Nigel Hewett OBE is retiring.

With his pending departure, Pathway is seeking to recruit a senior leader in inclusion health to help shape the direction of Pathway’s work over the forthcoming years and to develop the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health in its second decade.  This is a unique dual role, as the successful candidate will be both Secretary to the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health and Medical Director of Pathway.

We are looking for a leading inclusion health practitioner to help lead both Pathway and the Faculty into their next phases of development.

The successful candidate will be a key member of Pathway’s Executive team, and will bring passion, wisdom and extensive clinical experience to Pathway’s core team. They will also have a national role as public spokesperson for the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health. They will need to have the personal and professional credibility to speak on behalf of a network of more than 1500 inclusion health clinicians, allied health professionals and experts by experience.  This is a part time role, and we would encourage applications from candidates who will continue to practice clinically.

Responsibilities are to:

  1. Provide high-level clinical advice and assurance to Pathway’s Board, the Chief Executive and Pathway’s senior team ensuring that all of Pathway’s work contributes to improving outcomes for patients, to patient safety, and is based on the best available evidence.
  2. Lead the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, including: overseeing the production of regular flows of communications and updates to members; leading arrangements for the Faculty’s annual national conference and other networking meetings and events; and leading further development of the Faculty Standards.
  3. Be responsible for clinical policy positions or statements published on behalf of the Faculty and for liaison with other professional bodies including medical Royal Colleges, Government departments and national NHS agencies.
  4. Contribute to the formation and implementation of Pathway’s overall strategy
  5. Work with Pathway Fellows, Faculty Members from across disciplines and other partners to develop the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health
  6. Provide professional clinical leadership within Pathway’s core team and be a public leadership figure for the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health
  7. Represent Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health at regular meetings with senior national figures in the UK health system, and with Government officials and Ministers

You will have:

  • Deep commitment to the core values of Pathway and the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health
  • Extensive experience of clinical practice in homeless and inclusion health services, ideally across a number of settings and service types
  • Significant experience of service development, design, implementation and management
  • Clinical and service leadership experience, working across agencies, with colleagues from multiple disciplines
  • Demonstrable personal commitment to the value of lived experience and non-professional perspectives
  • Strong scientific/academic credentials in relevant clinical or translational research and/or quality improvement science
  • Experience of working in complex partnerships, negotiating complex political environments, managing sensitive relationships and influencing externally
  • Strong experience of communications including public speaking, strong written skills and the demonstrable ability to represent the views of others with respect
  • The ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate technical/medical issues to non clinical audiences

We would like you to have:

  • Strong academic or NHS research background in relevant disciplines or fields including the ability to interpret and present other’s research to a variety of audiences
  • Experience of commissioning health and care services
  • Experience of working as a ‘Pathway team’ doctor in secondary care
  • Knowledge of UK housing, immigration and welfare systems including relevant legal frameworks
  • Knowledge of NHS and public service commissioning structures, policy and practice
  • Knowledge of current UK addictions and substance mis-use policy
  • Knowledge of current UK mental health service policy and practice issues
  • Experience as the clinical lead of a relevant, multi-disciplinary inclusion health service
  • Awareness and/or experience of working with professional bodies across the UK health sector and with think tanks and lobbying organisations
  • Experience and confidence in working with the media and campaigning organisations
  • Strong interpersonal skills including evidence of an ability to build relationships of trust and consensus between people and organisations
  • Experience of working in the 3rd sector and charitable governance.

Key contacts: Clinical and other Pathway staff and Pathway fellows, Members of the Board of Trustees, representatives of Crisis and other funding bodies, members of the Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health, other stakeholders for Pathway’s projects including in hospitals and NHS commissioning organisations, other 3rd sector charities and local and central government

Responsible to: Pathway’s Board of Trustees

Accountable to: Pathway’s CEO

Working at Pathway

Pathway’s office is in London but with limited desk space. The postholder will be expected to split their time between the office and working from home – precise arrangements to be agreed with the CEO but is likely to be more home-working.

Pathway is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to growing a diverse workforce. We will make any necessary adaptations for a disabled employee.

Applications from people with lived experience of homelessness or other forms of social exclusion or marginalization are particularly welcome.

Benefits

We are a friendly, committed group of people, who provide a positive and proactive working environment. We are a flexible employer and your working pattern can be agreed with your line manager.

Holiday entitlement: 12 days (30 days pro-rata) plus 3.5 bank holidays (8 pro-rata)

Pension: Pathway’s employees are automatically enrolled into the Nest Contributory pension scheme (which was set up by the Government). Contributions are made as follows:

  • Full time salary £30,000 or below: employer contributes 7% and employee contributes 1%
  • Full time salary £30,001 and above, employer contributes 3% and employee contributes 5%

Travel to work loan scheme: An interest free season ticket loan (maximum £5,000) or bicycle loan (maximum £500) repayable over 12 months is available

Process

Interested potential candidates are invited to contact Dr Nigel Hewett for an informal conversation about the role – please email info@pathway.org.uk to request a conversation.

Application process – please send to: info@pathway.org.uk:

  • An up to date CV
  • A 500 (max) word written statement setting out why and how you are suitable for the role
  • Details of two referees

Appointment process:

Stage 1: shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a presentation to a reference group of Faculty Members, colleagues with lived experience and representatives of key partner organisations

Stage 2: a formal interview with Pathway Board members and Chief Executive.

Closing date: 5.30 p.m. Monday 27th June 2022

 

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