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Somerset Council - Adult Commissioning Manager

Somerset Council - Adult Commissioning Manager

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    Somerset, England

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    Social Care

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    Lorna Burner

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    2 months ago

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This role will predominantly be home working, although there may be the need to be on site occasionally in the future.

The role is to provide expertise and strong management support to drive performance of commissioning strategy as well as existing and new provider collaborative contracts. To be a strategic system thinker and a leader of the Somerset system for areas of commissioning across the NHS, VCSE, District Councils and wider SCC. To be accountable for delivering assigned priorities of Adult Commissioning Services, supporting effective collaboration between partners for the benefit of service users and carers. Ensure the effective understanding and operation of any specific statutory or regulatory duty contained within the role. The role supports the only two strategic managers in this space and therefore requires seniority and delegated authority that is recognised by all partners, including new ICS arrangements.

The role;

  • Contributes to the development of strategic direction and policy for assigned services across Health and Social care ensuring that new ideas and existing contract arrangements are aligned. Work on an equal basis with Operational Locality Leads and Adults management team. Able to deputise comfortably for Strategic Commissioning Managers and the Deputy Director of ASC.
  • Provide subject matter expertise (I,e. Mental Health and Learning Disability) to ensure appropriate legislation, directives, or national initiatives are delivered through the commissioning of assigned Adult Services including the assessment of their impact and influence on the Council Plans and service improvement priorities.
  • Ensure that services are planned and undertaken in an integrated way for all clients providing advice and guidance to the commissioning organisations on appropriate use of Care Act and health legislation flexibilities including joint or pooled budgets. Join up people and place commissioning with colleagues from across the authority
  • Maintain and review appropriate policies and strategies, to incorporate Adult Services legislative requirements and/or improve the overall standard of delivery of the service.
  • Monitor the application and effectiveness of services. Take responsibility for assessing progress in order to recommend amendments and remedies as required. Drive improvement of whole system outcomes across health and care to join up and make care more person centred with the right care and options available (e.g. Housing needs, specialist support).

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.