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Gloucestershire VCS Alliance

Contact Information:
Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
c/o Tewkesbury Borough Council
Council Offices
Gloucester Road
GL20 5TT

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VCSE Integrated Care Officer


Reports To: Chief Officer
Responsible For: No Direct Reports

The Gloucestershire VCS Alliance has a mission to be the independent voice that
informs, strengthens and develops the voluntary and community sector in


The VCSE is an integral part of the care system within Gloucestershire, providing a
range of preventative and support services. One of the key objectives of the VCS Alliance
is to support the VCSE to engage effectively with statutory organisations and ensure
that the sector has an influential voice in the planning, development and delivery of
services in the county.

Many VCSE organisations are already delivery partners of health and wellbeing services.
They have a huge role to play in preventative services as well as place-based care. The
sector is uniquely well placed to understand the challenges within communities and
have the local knowledge and trust to support service users in a personalised way. In
addition, it is able to connect with traditionally hard-to-reach groups, which gives the

VCSE a specific role to play in reducing health inequalities.
However the contribution made by the VCSE is not as co-ordinated as it needs to be as
Gloucestershire moves towards a fully integrated care system. The purpose of this role
is to focus on improving co-ordination, thereby strengthening the contribution of the
sector overall.

The post holder will be responsible for developing relationships at a
grassroots/neighbourhood level and creating the conditions for effective partnership
working between the VCSE and the wider care services.


 To effectively link the VCSE with the statutory care system in Gloucestershire,
enabling the sector to play a key part in designing, implementing and delivering
integrated care services.
 To operate at a neighbourhood level to ensure that the voices of grassroots
community groups are heard and represented in the design of the care system.
 To make best use of existing networks, forums and workshops to capture a
collective voice of health and wellbeing services available within communities.
 To share local knowledge of existing resources in order to support Integrated
Locality Partnerships and Primary Care Networks

Key responsibilities of the Integrated Care Officer will be to:

 Liaise between VCSE organisations and in addition between the VCSE sector as a
whole and the care system, thereby acting as a reliable and effective
representative for the sector.
 Keep abreast of local provision so as to enable the VCS Alliance to be an authority
on local need to help inform local strategies.
 Attend related meetings including the Primary Care Networks, ILPs, community
forums as a VCSE representative, capture the views and collective voice and
report back to VCS Alliance management.
 Be an active co-ordinator in order to ensure a joined-up approach to VCSE
representation and to ensure effective collaboration.
 Make best use of new technology solutions, as well as existing platforms, to
create a vibrant two-way flow of information between communities and the care
 Design and implement new approaches to improve community engagement,
especially with traditionally hard-to-reach groups, BAME groups and individuals
with lived experience.
 Ensure that the wider care system is able to connect promptly and widely to the
VCSE in Gloucestershire, in order to engage their services where appropriate.
 Support the integration of VCSE services with the care system as a way of
promoting dignity and more choice for service users, and especially those
identified as more vulnerable and/or with specific needs.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a CV and covering letter by 6 March
2020 by clicking on Apply Now.


Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020

Salary: £22-25k pro rata

Hours Per Week: 22hrs per week

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