Michael Page - Policy

Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Services

England, South East England
£63751 - £73664 per annum
31 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
JN -032021-2552776
Sarah Smith
Senior Management
Contract Type

The Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Services takes accountability and responsibility for activity across a devolved nation or regions in England within the framework set by the charity.

This is a senior leadership role that is accountable for leading the review of current services and developing integrated plans for each place in the Nation / Region ready for approval.

Client Details

A charity


Strategic Leadership

  • develop and maintain strategic relationships with external stakeholders across the system including NHS end of life leads, Commissioners, Local Authority, NHS providers, 3rd sector, patient / carer interest groups and local communities
  • Develop and foster a culture of effective multi-disciplinary and partnership working both internally and externally to deliver strategic and operational priorities
  • Take a strategic leadership role in multi-agency working with a range of partners to shape integrated services across the health and social care system
  • promote the development of evidence-based services, a culture of coherent care pathways and the translation of research into practice
  • Work with cross organisational teams including but not limited to Policy and Public Affairs, Research, Strategy and Impact, Finance and Fundraising to develop an overarching plan/strategy for the Nation/Region to be approved by the charity.

Strategic Planning and Service Development

  • Continuously lead the review and modernisation of services to provide innovative, flexible and safe evidence-based services that are person centred and promote dignity and choice
  • Ensure appropriate structures are established to support redesigned services within the health economy that are in line with charity policy and frameworks.
  • Ensure the co-creation and implementation of services with service users, their carers, the NHS, other voluntary sector organisations, and local authorities to ensure the effective provision of services that are responsive and meet identified local need
  • Ensure services are designed and delivered in collaboration and partnership, utilizing the voice of the citizen and the lived experience of people affected by dying, death, loss and bereavement in building models of care and support organically using an asset-based approach

Operational Management

  • Provide line management and strategic direction for all clinical and operational managers and their teams.
  • Accountable for the delivery of all services (clinical and non-clinical) within the portfolio in line with Marie Curie and regulatory standards
  • Accountable for managing budgets ensuring proper and effective use of resources.
  • In collaboration with the Caring Services Leadership team, Deputy Directors, Business Partners and clinical and operational leads, identify and deliver efficiency & cost savings programmes, as well as cost recovery programmes and monitor the implementation of these plans and their impact on service delivery.


  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and influence leadership, policy and practice.
  • Ability to strategically plan, ensuring 'golden thread' between strategic and operational plans
  • Ability and confidence to have difficult conversations
  • Ability to think flexibly and innovatively
  • Be accountable for the developing and leading change programmes, demonstrating strategic leadership.
  • Ability to lead co-production with communities ensuring a person-centred approach to service design.
  • Ability to work independently on sensitive and contentious issues
  • Ability to collaborate and develop partnerships, managing relationship complexity across multi-agency settings and build professional alliances across the system.
  • Highly developed communication skills particularly influencing, persuading, negotiating, empathy and excellent written skills
  • Ability to interpret and present complex information into understandable workable plans

Job Offer

£63,751 - £73,664