Health and Social Care Career Academy (HSCCA) Manager

Summary of duties

The Health and Social Care Career Academy (HSCCA) is a new initiative developed in partnership between Blackpool and The Fylde College and Blackpool Council aimed at developing a pipeline of education and training solutions for the health and social care economy across the Fylde Coast.

The vision for the HSCCA is to raise awareness and develop the profile of health and social care careers within a growing industry, enabling the provision of care that ‘wraps around’ the patient/client locally, with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of the wider population. Led by a steering group of employers including the NHS, private care providers and the third sector, the Academy will help to facilitate the ambitions of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership across both Lancashire and the Fylde Coast.

Blackpool and The Fylde College and Blackpool council are currently recruiting for this exciting venture looking for a Health and Social Care Career Academy Manager, someone that will be able to lead the evolution of the HSCCA, working with the stakeholders to develop a long-term strategic approach to ensure the success of the HSCCA.

Principal Duties

  1. Lead the evolution of the HSCCA, developing the operating model and promoting the vision of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and new models of care wrapped around the local population and spanning across health and social care, to improve jointly the health and wellbeing of the Fylde Coast population
  2. Lead the facilitation of the education, training and development needs of Fylde Coast health and social care providers in partnership, led by those providers through the steering group
  3. Facilitate regional and national recognition as an exemplar collaborative working model for care
  4. Support the development of good quality sustainable jobs leading to good quality care through the provision of high quality education and training
  5. Develop a long-term approach to the strategic positioning of the HSCCA ensuring that the model is sustainable
  6. Facilitate the showcasing of current research through the Health Innovation Campus and initiatives such as the NHS Test Bed and Whyndyke Garden Village to inform the models of prevention, treatment and care that are being implemented to improve the health and wellbeing of the population
  7. Respond to stakeholder workforce development plans, people strategies and commissioning group needs
  8. Responsible for the strategic direction of the HSCCA through the guidance of the steering group, leading on
  1. Facilitating the development of stakeholder responsive and future-focussed curricula
  2. The development of skills pipelines from entry level up to level 7, which facilitate movement and progression through and across the sector
  3. Developing and coordinating impactful career development activities
  4. Marketing and brand development and awareness
  5. Improving public perception of health and social care 
  6. Liaison and the development of additional strategic partnerships
  7. The development and continuous monitoring of agreed HSCCA key performance indicators 

Duties of all Managers at B&FC and Blackpool Council

  1. To support the College in its corporate endeavours and achievement of its Mission and Strategic Plan
  2. To manage an annual self-assessment exercise in order to monitor and evaluate performance, to bring about year on year improvement.
  3. To manage the recruitment and selection process and be responsible for the development and annual performance management of staff.
  4. To manage and allocate resources effectively and efficiently to high standards expected in the public services.
  5. To establish effective communication within and outside the college.
  6. To maintain and improve Health & Safety standards in the area of responsibility.
  7. To establish and secure quality improvement and produce an annual Quality Improvement Plan

Standard Responsibilities for all employees of B&FC and Blackpool Council:

  1. To fully adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.
  2. Take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
  3. Pursue the achievement and integration of equality and diversity throughout all activities.
  4. Blackpool and The Fylde College and Blackpool Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment.
  5. To show commitment to the College and the Council and their internal and external customers.
  6. To work co-operatively with colleagues at all times.
  7. Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post.