Strategic Commissioner - Older People (Solihull MBC employees only)

Council House
£58,331 - £61,259
10 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
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Full time permanent
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£58331.00 - £61259.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.


37.0 Hours per Week

Solihull has a growing population that is ageing, with high numbers living to the age of 85+. We need to take a strategic view of the needs of this demographic.

What kind of housing do older people need and prefer?

How much extra care housing will we need, and where?

How many older people will be living alone?

How can we help reduce social isolation and see older people as being an asset in creating Solihull as a stronger community?

How well will older people live if they develop dementia?

How will family, neighbourhoods and communities be helped to create a community in which older people are valued, have a good quality of life and can be supported through informal care?

For those whose health begins to fail, what services are needed to support them to live at home?

If they can no longer safely be cared for at home, what residential and nursing care options might we need for older people?

How can we best work with health, housing and provider partners to create a range of affordable, quality services for older people in the borough?

If you believe that you have the skills and experience to lead the work to answer these questions, you might like to consider applying for the post of Strategic Commissioner for Older People.

This is a key post influencing the work we will do in Solihull Council to look after this growing group of local citizens. It is important that you share our belief that older people have much to offer to the community as well as perhaps needing support at some stage.

You should be committed to a person-centred approach to commissioning, finding ways to listen to what local people tell us they need, and finding the evidence to inform the care and support solutions that will deliver the best outcomes. You must have an excellent knowledge of the social care market, of commissioning practice and the national policy context in which we operate. You will of course need to be able to manage budgets, relationships with providers and customers and be able to operate in challenging financial circumstances.

Interviews will be held on Friday, 8 September 2017.

Please contact Karen Murphy for an informal discussion on 0121 704 6919.

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

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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