Assistant Director for People Commissioning

Salary up to £93,803 per annum
23 Apr 2021
23 May 2021
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Flexible hours

Assistant Director for People Commissioning


Salary up to £93,803 per annum

About us

At Worcestershire County Council, our residents want to live healthy and long lives. They want to have a good quality of life and remain independent in their own homes and communities. To make this vision a reality, our People Directorate – comprising of Adult Social Care, Communities, commissioning of Childrens’ Services and Public Health – is transforming and collaboratively shaping both services and the market to deliver a person-centred approach to our offer. It’s all part of enabling Worcestershire to be a great place to live, work and do business.

The role

This is an opportunity to lead the commissioning of high-quality, accessible support and services. Joining a recently reshaped Chief Officer Group and reporting to the Strategic Director for People, you will contribute to operational management of all aspects of commissioning within the People Directorate. At the same time, you will work across all functions to ensure a whole-life approach to health and social care: embracing technology, managing the market and maximising opportunities to join up services and partners.

We are aiming for both high-quality services and exceptional value for money. Innovation will be critical as we face the challenge of developing sustainable and transformational improvements within a reducing budget. We’ll look to you to inspire, influence and challenge key leaders and decision-makers across the council, its partners and other stakeholders. A key focus will be to inspire and empower staff and communities to grow in confidence to achieve their goals.

The person

Having worked at a senior level in a large and complex public sector organisation, you’ll understand the national agenda influencing local government, the NHS and the wider public, voluntary and private sector.  You’ll combine an in-depth understanding of the health and social care needs of vulnerable people with the ability to lead and influence commercial activities and partnership agreements. An understanding of financial control is essential, along with sound commercial acumen. You’ll have a track-record of bringing about tangible organisational benefits through both exploiting new ways of working and winning commitment to them.

You will need experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams through organisational and cultural change, and delivering outcomes that require collaborative approaches both within the organisation and with external partners. Experience of building productive partnerships with key stakeholders is also essential. You will, of course, be an exceptional communicator, able to work effectively in a political environment.

We are also on a path to become an Integrated Care System and a perspective that understands and promotes integrated working with district councils, the community and voluntary sector and NHS colleagues is a must.

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website, you can also reach this by clicking the 'apply' button.

Closing date: 23rd May 2021.

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