The joint chief executive of Adur DC and Worthing BC is set to be seconded to a clinical commissioning group in order to further develop partnership working between the organisations.
Under the arrangement agreed by the councils’ joint senior staff committee on Tuesday, Alex Bailey will become director of innovation and infrastructure at Coastal West Sussex CCG, where he will spend two days a week for an initial 18 months from November.
A council report says Mr Bailey will lead on developing an accountable care partnership between the councils and the CCG, with a focus on the “integration or alignment” of services, ensuring stronger democratic participation in decisions on health services and overseeing strategic property developments.
Mr Bailey’s current annual pay will reduce from £117,311 to £70,386 while the secondment has a salary £56,000, which will be recovered by the councils in full from the CCG.
The secondment must now be approved by councillors.