Strategic Manager Contract Management and Provider Improvement

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£60,754.00 - £63,963.00 Per Annum
09 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Directorate: Social Care, Health integration & Wellbeing

Section: Integrated Commissioning and Commercialisation

Grade: SM3

Hours: 37


 This advert is open to  both Internal and External applicants


We are looking to recruit to the post of Strategic Manager Contract Management and Provider Improvement. This is a critical role within the Integrated Commissioning &Commercialisation division and reports into the Assistant Director. 

The role is responsible for a number of key functions: 

• contract management, compliance & quality assurance of all children’s, adults & public health contracts using a risk stratification approach, contract variation & contract negotiation; 

• working with the providers identified as highest risk in the care market including those at risk of closure or assessed as “Inadequate” or “RI” by CQC in any category, providers in LSE or subject to CQC enforcement action; 

• sourcing placements for children in care, respite & soon expanding to include pre- & post-16 education placements;

• sourcing older people’s domiciliary care and residential placements & expanding soon to younger adults.

This role holds the lead relationship with the Care Quality Commission team who support Stoke-on-Trent & will lead or oversee care market issues as needed.

Our teams are moving back into the office from September on a mixture of home and office working & the Strategic Manager would also be expected to model this work pattern. 

We are a friendly and hard-working team and are very welcoming. You will need to be hard working, have a good sense of humour, a willingness to problem solve and work to a high standard in our quick fire and fast-paced environment. We would love you to consider working with us.

For an informal conversation with the Assistant Director, Bridget Cameron, please contact her on 01782 232852.

Closing date is midnight Wednesday 29th September 2021.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


To Apply

Please visit our website If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email or call us on 01782 234343

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