LMC Executive Officer

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Join our team as an LMC Executive Officer!

Are you passionate about healthcare and looking for a leadership role? We are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to join our Local Medical Committee (LMC) as an Executive Officer.

In this role, you will work closely with our Medical Director and other team members to ensure the smooth operation of the LMC and effective representation of general practitioners. Your responsibilities will include strategic planning, communication, policy development, meeting management and representation.

The closing date for applications is 19th July 2024 and applications should be sent by email to support@suffolklmc.co.uk

 

Job Title: Executive Officer

Salary level: Equivalent to Band 8a (Agenda for Change)

Hours: 2 days per week – Monday and Wednesday preferred. The ability to travel for meetings or events, and to work extended hours is required on occasion.

Duties:

  • Strategic Planning: Working with the Medical Director, LMC Office and the committee to develop and implement strategic plans.
  • Communication: Acting as a primary point of contact between the LMC, general practitioners, and other healthcare organisations.
  • Policy Development: Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that align with LMC goals.
  • Meeting Management: Organising, attending, and facilitating LMC meetings and ensuring all decisions and actions are communicated effectively.
  • Representation: Representing the LMC at local, regional, and national levels as required.
  • Supporting Constituents: Providing clear, effective timely responses, guidance, assistance, and non-legal advice to constituents on all matters relating to General Practice. Utilising support available from the BMA, the GPC, the CQC, and the ICB, where appropriate.
  • Supporting the Committee: Maintaining an extensive knowledge, including political and strategic awareness, of matters that relate to General Practice. Understanding, interpreting, and summarising relevant information and advising the Committee accordingly. Preparing and submitting timely responses on behalf of the Committee as appropriate. Attending the monthly Committee meeting as required.
  • Financial Management: Overseeing the financial operations of the LMC, including budget planning and financial reporting.
  • Staff Management: Overseeing the recruitment, training, and performance of staff.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication: Both written and verbal communication skills are essential for this role. The Executive Officer will need to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders, including general practitioners, healthcare organisations, and the LMC team.
  • Strong leadership: As a key leadership role within the LMC, the Executive Officer will need to demonstrate the ability to lead and inspire a team, make strategic decisions, and drive the organisation towards its goals.
  • Organisational: The Executive Officer will be responsible for a wide range of tasks, including strategic planning, meeting management, and staff management. Strong organisational skills are therefore essential to manage these tasks effectively.
  • Advocacy: The ability to represent and advocate for general practitioners at all levels is a crucial skill for this role. This includes understanding the needs and concerns of general practitioners and being able to represent these effectively to other healthcare organisations and stakeholders.

If you are committed to the values and goals of the LMC, able to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, and have a proactive and flexible approach to work, we would love to hear from you.

 

N.B. This job description is not exhaustive and may be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder. The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties, commensurate with the post as may be required for effective performance.

The post holder is expected to undertake appropriate training and actively participate in ongoing personal development as defined within the Staff Handbook and Contract of Employment.

The post-holder will be subject to an annual appraisal.

Health and Safety

All staff must adhere to and act consistently with the Health and Safety at Work Act, Health & Safety Law, employment legislation and guidance and LMC policies and procedures. This is to safeguard the welfare and safety of themselves, other staff members and visitors. Staff must ensure the appropriate use of equipment and facilities and that the environment is maintained in good order. Staff should identify and report all risks to health and safety, security of equipment and property to their line manager.

Confidentiality, Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Computer Misuse:

All staff must ensure the confidentiality and security of information dealt with in the course of performing their duties. Staff must ensure they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), LMC policies and any other legislation on confidentiality, data protection, freedom of information and computer misuse. Staff must respect the confidentiality of all matters that they learn as a result of their employment with the LMC, including matters relating to other members of staff, constituent GPs and their staff, NHS Trusts and other healthcare organisations. 

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