Executive Recruitment

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the Bury One Commissioning Organisation (OCO).  The OCO is a joint venture between the Council and CCG established in order to integrate the strategic commissioning of health and social care services for the people of Bury and to deliver the place-based aims of the Bury 2030 Strategy.  I hope that you enjoy exploring this recruitment website and finding out more about our exciting journey, our foundations, our ambitions, our values and this unique opportunity to play a fundamental role in developing this new commissioning environment in Bury. 

The forming of the OCO from April this year reflects the strength of our local stakeholder relationships and the recognition of a need and an opportunity to reduce health inequalities, improve the access and efficiency of services and support the wider well-being of the populations we serve.  Working within the wider Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership with a devolved system, we are well positioned to innovate and to create and deliver a new commissioning structure that will meet our population’s future needs.

The Executive Director of Strategic Commissioning will be the most senior appointment within the new OCO.  It has responsibility for leading an experienced Director team and a wider workforce of around 200 people. You will report to me in my roles as Chief Executive of the Council and Accountable Officer of the CCG.  You will also be a key member of the CCG and Council’s Joint Executive team contributing to the delivery of our wider strategic aims. 

I’m looking for an individual who shares our vision for improving the well-being of our population, is motivated by improving health outcomes and by working collaboratively to integrate place-based commissioning of health and social care with and for the people of Bury.   An inspirational leader, as we establish a new organisational structure you will support our teams through a cultural journey of change embedding a clear governance structure which enables transformational health, care and place-based systems and reflects the wider Public Service Reform agenda.   This is a broad position with responsibility for the whole OCO and for leading significant strategic relationships across the system.

I’m excited by the opportunity that the OCO brings to Bury and I hope this information helps you to consider this opportunity seriously.  I would encourage you to talk to our advising consultants Emma Pickup, Roz Catlow-Patterson or David Heaton at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6296 to find out more.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Geoff Little OBE

Chief Executive Bury Council

Chief Accountable Officer NHS Bury CCG


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