Warwickshire County Council is moving at pace to deliver an ambitious vision for transforming Social Care for Adults, Children and Young People and their families. An opportunity has arisen to work in Strategic Commissioning within each of the following teams: Older People and All Age Disability, to deliver a challenging portfolio of projects to secure our vision for vulnerable people. We are committed to commissioning services that are high quality, good value, outcome focused and personalised to the needs of Warwickshire citizens to make a real difference to their lives.
There are 4 positions available:
Post 1: Adult Carers Commissioner - Older People - Permanent
This is an exciting and varied role that requires a committed and intellectually agile commissioner to drive best value, best quality, joined up services for our most vulnerable citizens. This post is for a Commissioner with specific responsibility for Adult Carers. Your primary responsibility will be working with the commissioned provider to ensure that Adult Carers within Warwickshire receive the right support to enable them to maintain their caring role whilst living well. You will also work closely with Commissioning Colleagues to develop the care at home offer for citizens in Warwickshire, with a focus on prevention and independence.
Post 2: Integrated Disability Commissioner - All Age Disability Team – Permanent
This is an exciting and varied role that requires a committed and intellectually agile commissioner to drive best value, quality joined up services for our most vulnerable citizens. The post holder will focus on commissioning arrangements that support good outcomes for people with a learning disability and will deliver Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis, Strategy Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Customer Co Production, Service Redesign and Contract Management and Review.
The post holder will have significant experience of all key aspects of the commissioning cycle and be committed to supporting people with disabilities to live independently within their community. In order to achieve this, the post holder will be skilled and experienced in partnership working with a wide range of stakeholders including citizens and their families/carers; Health and/or Housing.
Post 3: Integrated Disability Commissioner - All Age Disability Team - Fixed Term 12 months to cover maternity leave.
This is an interesting and varied role that will require a committed and experienced commissioner to deliver and support a number of projects within the All Age Disability portfolio. We have a busy schedule over the next 12 months and are committed to progressing an integrated commissioning approach for this population. Therefore, it is important that you are able to work successfully with a range of stakeholders to drive service redesign and in addition have specific responsibility for Autism provision, Advocacy across statutory health and social care; and general contract management for commissioned services.
Post 4: Children's Commissioner - Fixed Term 2 years
This post is for a Commissioner within our Children's Commissioning Team, where we commission both Social Care and Education Services. The post will be a generic Children's Commissioner post working across the children's commissioning agenda's and will drive Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis, Strategy Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Customer Co Production, Service Redesign and Contract Management and Review.
The ideal candidate for this post will have significant experience of commissioning children's services in either health, social care or education and will be skilled in all elements of the commissioning cycle. The successful candidate will also be an expert in partnership working and be familiar with stakeholder co-production to align well-being objectives. They will also be passionate about developing and managing the delivery of positive outcomes for our most vulnerable children and young people.
For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.
The post holder for each role will need to be skilled and experienced in partnership working with colleagues across the Council, Health and the Independent Care Sector; the post holder will have significant experience of all key aspects of the commissioning cycle and be committed to supporting vulnerable people to live a fulfilled life with the right support and guidance.
Additional Information & How to Apply
Contact details for enquiries for post 1: Zoe Mayhew, Commissioning Service Manager for Older People email@example.com
Contact details for enquiries for posts 2 and 3: Sue Green, Commissioning Service Manager for All Age Disability firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details for enquiries for post 4: Kate Harker, Commissioning Service Manager for Children's Commissioning email@example.com
Closing Date: 9th December 2018
Interview Date: 20th December 2018
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Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.
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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire
It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).
Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.
We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.
Job Description and Person Specification