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Senior Joint Commissioning Manager Mental Health

Senior Joint Commissioning Manager Mental Health

  • Location

    Tower Hamlets, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £350 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Ben Holden

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  • Job ref:

    Ben - Com_1652864078

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Tower Hamlets Council are looking for a Senior Joint Commissioning Manager Mental Health to join.


  1. To oversee and lead the improvement of the commissioning of mental health services for adults to enable cost effective, appropriate and sustainable solutions for high quality services for service users across Tower Hamlets. This includes the commissioning and associated partnership working and decision-making, for residential placements, independent living and employment and preventative services for adults with mental health issues, including those using secondary mental health provision and those in receipt of a statutory social care service under the Care Act.
  1. To develop and implement strategies associated with Mental Health commissioning, including the integration of the commissioning function and commissioned services between the Council and the CCG, and their partners and an integrated Adults Mental Health Strategy and associated delivery plans. These strategies will support service transformation, service innovation, high standards of customer care and the delivery of integrated service provision for service users.
  1. To maximise the participation of users and carers in commissioning, in particular ensuring that systems are in place to encourage and enable service users, carers, families and advocates to participate in the process.
  1. To manage commissioning staff and key projects across Organisational boundaries, in both the CCG and Local Authority to deliver whole system transformation.
  1. To undertake day-to-day management of mental health budgets across the CCG and Local Authority where pooled budget arrangements exist; ensuring the provision of regular reports on spend and MTFS delivery and performance.
  1. To deputise for the Deputy Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning as required.


General responsibilities

  1. Support the Deputy Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning in developing and delivering a joint strategic commissioning function and strategy on behalf of the Council, working with partners within the Council, the CCG, Tower Hamlets Together and the Mental Health Partnership Board.
  1. Take the lead in the development and drafting of Mental Health commissioning strategies, frameworks and other documents relating to mental health as required by the Deputy Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning and make recommendations for changes to policy to reflect local and/or national initiatives and statutory regulations.
  1. Ensure equalities impact of changes to services are assessed and tracked, and mitigating measures are in place where negative impact is identified.
  1. Identify, develop and implement innovative approaches to commissioning, using bench marking, performance analysis and other techniques, to support the continued improvement, efficiency's and quality of services.
  1. Working with other relevant services within the Council, the CCG and other partner organisations to ensure that all commissioning decisions are based on an analysis of the current and future needs for mental health services, demand projections, a robust evidence base and the integrated care aspirations of the Council.
  1. Working across LBTH and the CCG to support innovation and transformation of services, ensuring quality improvement and an understanding of population needs and assets are included at the heart of service design and delivery.
  1. To initiate, design, and lead special projects to support the continued improvement and integration of services, and joint commissioning of these services where appropriate employing technical project and programme management expertise as appropriate.
  1. Lead and support the various partnership boards and stakeholder groups and acting as the liaison and link within Integrated Commissioning for external stakeholders.
  1. To take the lead on appropriate and effective consultation and engagement with service users and families to ensure they are fully engaged with the commissioning process and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of services. This should include in relation to the brokering of commissioned services ensuring that users have access to timely, high quality services that reflect needs as set out in care plans, or as identified by parents/carers.

To develop the range and availability of outcomes focused services for adults with mental health issues through a combination of direct commissioning, service development and market facilitation. This might include joint commissioning with partner agencies such as health or with neighbouring boroughs and leading the market management required to ensure providers meet the changing needs of service users in a cost effective and sustainable way, including providers' ability to deliver services, and enabling self-directed support and individual budgets