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Programme Lead: Accommodation and Registered Services

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: C456VR
  • Published on: Fri 12/02/2016 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/02/2016 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 7 (£40,985 - £45,613) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

We are looking for someone to join the Partnership Commissioning Team. This is a jointly-funded team working for Medway Council and NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group.

We are looking for a commissioner who has experience in either children’s or adults’ social care or health services. The post holder will be educated to degree level, hold a qualification in relevant subject matter or have extensive experience in strategic commissioning or procurement across social care and health, and be able to work in accordance with programme and project management principles.

The post holder will lead the transformation and improvement in the Accommodation and Registered services portfolio and will have responsibility for the commissioning of accommodation and registered services, including residential and nursing care, homecare, extracare and supported living services, with a focus on adults.

This post will involve overseeing the planning, development and implementation of relevant programmes of work and ensuring they are in line to achieve the required outcomes, performance targets, and measureable savings. This will require regular reporting to governing bodies providing progress reports and business cases.

With responsibility for a senior commissioning officer and a small team that place packages of care and support, the post holder will be required to empower and motivate staff to be able to respond effectively to the changing demands of the service through day to day direction, ensuring their ongoing and continuous development and achievement of strategic and operational objectives.

We are looking for someone with good organisational and time management skills, excellent negotiation, consultation and influencing skills – the post holder will need to engage with patients/ service users, carers, providers and other professionals in the development of plans and service specifications and in monitoring contracts to ensure maximum outcomes.

These roles provide a unique opportunity to work in an integrated team and get commissioning experience across children, adults, health and social care.

Interviews will be held on 9 March 2016

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London and the coast.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you have any queries, please contact us on 01634 334499 or if you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Alison Shepherd call 01634 337251.

Please note that all recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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