Head of Strategic Commissioning (Younger Adults)

Council House
£59,498 - £62,484
18 Jul 2018
16 Aug 2018
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£59,498.00 - £62,484.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance. Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week


In Solihull, we believe that our commissioning role is to help people to live the life they choose, achieving or retaining independence, with support arranged to play a full and active part in our community. To reflect this commitment, the Adult Care and Support Directorate has recently invested in additional commissioning capacity.

We are looking for a Strategic Commissioner to lead the Council’s work in shaping the market for care and support services for all mental health and disability needs for adults under the age of 65. Under a local agreement, the postholder also acts as lead commissioner for learning disability and mental health for the CCG.

Your substantial experience should demonstrate your fit with our approach: evidence based, outcomes focused and driven by a firm commitment to co-production and delivering value for money.  You must have expert knowledge of national policy and support relevant to those living with a disability/mental health needs and combine this with a strong emphasis on engaging with people who use commissioned services and their carers.  You will need to demonstrate sound financial acumen, budget management skills and an ability to lead at the interface between providers and those who use care and support services. 

This is a key post that will help to shape the nature of Solihull as a place to live – the range of housing options, the training, work, leisure and social opportunities available, as well as the care and support solutions for people living with physical disability, sensory impairment, mental health needs or learning disability.  You will need to be creative in building these solutions, a commissioner who values partnerships and commissioning with the active involvement of those who use services.  We operate in challenging times, but within a dynamic Council context and a supportive team, this role offers an opportunity for professional progression.

For further information, please call Karen Murphy, Assistant Director, Commissioning 0121 704 6919

Interviews to be held on Monday 24th September 2018. 

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 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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