Our Local Authority client has a 3 Month CONTRACT vacancy (with a possibility of an extension) for a STRATEGIC COMMISIONING MANAGER (LEARNING DISABILITIES), details as follows
To lead teams of Commissioning Officers and Support Officers through matrix management arrangements to deliver specific commissioning work, based on strategic priorities as determined by Lead Commissioners. They will also line manage a number of Commissioning Officers and Support Officers for the purposes of performance management and workforce development.
The role will require joint working with other Organisation directorates, Health colleagues, providers, communities and other partners, therefore building effective working relationships and developing holistic opportunities is vital.
To identify and drive the development of strategic opportunities across services for Health, Education and Social Care, supporting the delivery of strategies and outcomes across Oxfordshire for their primary tier of need.
To engage with colleagues across the Organisation, Health and other partners to identify and develop the opportunities for joint commissioning, service enhancements, innovation and efficiencies.
To define and agree outcomes, service needs, approaches, performance targets and other requirements which ensure services contribute to the strategic aims, quality and value of the organisation and its partners.
To apply research, analysis, knowledge and expertise to develop and influence strategies and make evidence-based commissioning decisions which deliver outcomes, quality and value for the people of Oxfordshire.
To promote and enable collaboration, co-production and the voice of the service user throughout the commissioning cycle.
To ensure compliance with all legislation and government guidance as they affect services in their primary tier of need, including financial, procurement and other regulations, as well as supporting consideration across all tiers.
To connect strategies, services and relevant commissioning opportunities across the organisation, Health and other partners for their relevant Tier of Need, as well as informing similar activities across other tiers.
To prepare and co-ordinate plans for commissioning, procurement and contract management activities, managing priorities and the use of commissioning resources to deliver the strategic objectives of the organisation and partners.
A degree level or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience commensurate with the role
Commissioning work experience spanning at least 3 years (preferably in local government or the wider public sector), with demonstrable impact across the full commissioning cycle.
Demonstrable experience of commissioning services for the specific Tier of Need or portfolio area for this role.
Must have specialism in learning disabilities and autism, complex client groups and transforming care.
Detailed understanding of legislation, guidance and policies in relation to adults and children’s services (safeguarding in particular), as well as commissioning, procurement and contract management.
Experience of joint commissioning and collaborative working across multiple organisations (preferably local government, Health and other public sector partners, although experience from other sectors may be transferable).
If you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfill this role, please submit your CV ASAP