37.0 Hours per Week
Commissioning Team - Adult Social Care
We have a simple vision we all share in Adult Social Care in Solihull: to make a difference, in the right way, every day. To join our team, you will need to bring your creativity, drive and enthusiasm to help us achieve our purpose:
To enable people to stay as independent and well as possible for as long as possible. When people do need long term support, this is timely, proportionate, responsive, and good quality and enables people to continue to live their lives the way they want to.
We have an opportunity for a skilled Senior Commissioner with the right values to lead our Markets and Performance Team. You should currently be an experienced manager looking for an opportunity to further your career with a Council that will support your professional development and offer great scope for innovation.
Most important is that you share our approach to providing care and support for those who need it by:
- Ensuring that the diverse voices of those who draw on care and support are heard at every stage in our commissioning activity and are applied to shape and influence the services on offer
- Working with our partners in the social care market in a respectful and enabling way, drawing on their expertise to deliver the best services and outcomes for Solihull people
The Adult Social Care Commissioning Team is ambitious to sustain the changes we have made to help shape services for those who rely upon them for their quality of life and independence. We want our partnerships with the care market to bring ideas and solutions to meet changing expectations and emerging needs. To do this, we need a Strategic Commissioner who is able to lead the approach to building relationships. You will set the standards to be delivered through our commissioning activity to ensure a range of care and support for people that is responsive to the qualities they value. You will also take the lead in looking for new contractual opportunities to build sustainable, quality care.
Our Commissioning leadership team works closely together adapting and supporting each other with the workload while protecting areas of defined expert knowledge. This post will report to the Assistant Director for Strategic Commissioning and Performance. Your area of expert knowledge needs to be in providing oversight of contracted services to ensure compliance, quality and sustainability and developing relationships with care providers to support and enable flexible solutions and new opportunities.
You will have the ability to work at pace, to manage and support a committed team of staff and be able to communicate clearly what excellent and compassionate social care looks like and see that it is delivered every day.
If you are drawn to our vision and purpose and are attracted to working in a borough that is small enough to care, but big enough to make a difference, please contact us to find out more.
- A range of flexible working options
- Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
- A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme
The Commissioning Team are very flexible with most of our work being carried out from home. We will however require you to be available for face to face meetings and to conduct business with providers and the public as necessary.
Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 3rd March.
If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be issued with online testing on Tuesday 5th March.
Interviews will be held week commencing 18th March.
To apply for this role please click on the link below. We encourage candidates who are interested in this post to contact Karen Murphy, Assistant Director for Strategic Commissioning and Partnerships. Karen will then arrange a convenient time for a call with you - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that this is an essential car user post therefore applicants must be able to drive, have a driving licence and access to a vehicle, however for disabled applicants, reasonable adjustments will be made where required.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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