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Southampton Council - Project Manager - Finance & Ops

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

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    Social Care

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    £600 - £750 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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    8 days ago

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This is a 12 month contract to start as soon as possible.

Working alongside the PM for finance / operations and localities looking at the ASC processes, administration, policy and delivery across ASC commissioned services underpinned and aligned with the local requirements for chThe role will ensure the Directorate has made the changes required to meet the requirements set out in the Care Reform, with consideration of the Council's strategic objectives.

You will take responsibility for leading, managing and delivering the project, working closely with the Directorates Heads of Service, Service Managers, Principal Occupational Therapist, Principal Social Worker.

The post holder will have robust knowledge of national policy and transformational change in Local Authority to understand key relationships, partners, and stakeholders. The post holder will have considerable experience and proven track record in successfully leading transformation projects across a large and complex operational setting. You will have substantial experience of confidently reporting and presenting to Senior Leaders / and communicating and engaging across the workforce and its partners.

Identification and priority areas of work outlined by the Directorate Management Team for areas of work relating to commissioning / looking at the work underway and aligning those into the workstream where required. Reducing demand, identifying policy areas for development and implementation / roll out with relevant staffing groups / clear roles / responsibilities, process and accountability/ confidentially, potential restructuring of teams as the project progresses if identified in the development stage to ensure commissioning processes are clear and staffing are aware of the roles and responsibilities of commissioning and function it provides.

Clear communication and engagement on the commissioning requirements of the department partly in preparation for the ASC Charging Reform - this role will work with internal and external colleagues and members of the public for any consultation relating to the needs of people across Southampton City Council - and to gain a clear view on the market / providers in place currently.

Current frameworks / pathways and processes in place evidencing the needs of ASC across the city / working closely and building relationships with the PM Locality manager across the voluntary and community sectors. Will provide a report to identify the current landscapes of provider options and identify any gaps in service provision to enable the move to new ways of working and a wider more flexible provision of services.

Working closely with the PM leading on the Financial / Operational and Locality Workstreams - Southampton ASC is committed to enabling people to have as much choice, control and independence as possible within the boundaries of Council policy on how public money may be spent - lining operational process with choice of providers / robust information and advice on the availability and access to services within ASC rather than receiving a fixed range of services and little choice, people should be better able to design the support which best meets their agreed needs and achieve their desired outcomes.

Looking at the development and delivery of providers requires development and new ways of working to be implemented in this project area. You will seek to identify any issues and areas for development within the internal Council and their links to current ASC operational processes and build on work already undertaken and / or planned in to provide an action plan and project manage any proposed options for a new commissioning model under the direction of the Director of Commissioning and Director of ASC Operational Services to enable change management where identified overseen by the Executive Director of Health and Social Care.

The project will also make recommendations to include any technological solutions to help Southampton residents manage their access into ASC services and their financial pathway as well as some of their care and support needs in this way wherever possible / automation and digital aspects to be considered / self-service.

This workstream has been scoped based on key priorities relating to the current 'as is' pathway internally / identified from initial work already undertaken and will put into place the charging reform requirements (awaiting further information from department for health & social care).

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