South East Creative Health Associate Post
South East Creative Health Associate Post
Fixed term contract until 30th September 2024
30 hours a week, £42,000 pro-rata
Home-based with possibility of hybrid working
Deadline for applications: 20th August 2023
Interviews will be in the week of 4th September 2023
Please note this is a re-advertisement of this post and we won’t be able to consider previous applicants.
Funded by Arts Council England and delivered by the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), the Creative Health Associates Programme has seven Creative Health Associates, one in each of the seven NHS regions in England, working with health and care systems to deliver a step change in delivering creative health across the country. Creative Health Associates are employed by NCCH and hosted by an Integrated Care Board (ICBs) in each region. Through this programme, more people will experience the power of creativity to benefit their lives and communities.
The outcomes of the Creative Health Associates Programme will be:
- Improved understanding about potential cultural sector contribution at a neighbourhood, place and systems level within health and social care
- A range of signposting and learning opportunities to improve cultural sector understanding and engagement in health and wellbeing activity
- Mapping of key providers, networks and decision makers across the regions
- Sharing intelligence and encouraging relationship development between cultural practitioners and health professionals
- Collation of useful and useable data sets to inform local planning and support meaningful, well targeted creative health delivery
- Support for the ongoing work of the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) in embedding social prescribing across the cultural sector
- Through a collaborative process between the health and cultural sectors, the development of a Creative Health Maturity Framework for use in place-based working
Collaboration is a key feature of the programme. Creative Health Associates will need to communicate and work in partnership with a number of individuals, organisations and agencies, in both health and culture, at local, regional, and national levels. The Creative Health Associates will be supported by a Creative Health Associates Programme Manager who will coordinate and facilitate a peer learning programme, and plan and deliver the collaborative Creative Health Maturity Framework.
Creative Health Associates will have a strong commitment to the development of creative health in their region. They will have an excellent understanding of the cultural and/or the health ecosystem in at least one county/Integrated Care System (ICS) in their region and experience of working collaboratively and in partnership with different organisations and individuals.
Please download a Job Description, with further information, for the NHS Sussex ICB/South East NHS region Creative Health Associate here >>
Please email you application to Jayne Howard, Programme Manager on email@example.com by the deadline of the 20th August 2023.
If you would like the information in a different format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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