Senior Commissioning Manager, Adult Social Care

Location: London  |  Greater London  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Vincent Lagos
Job Reference: 33780
Salary: £46500 - £58000
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Senior Commissioning Manager, Adult Social Care

London

£46,500 – £58,000

In partnership with local stakeholders, the post holder will have lead responsibility for the commissioning of social care services for adults with a learning disability and/or autism. This will include the planning and development of services, procurement of new services, maintenance of provider and stakeholder relationships, and service reviews.

Duties:

  • In conjunction with the Adult Social Services operational team and other key stakeholders, to lead the commissioning of social care services for adults with a learning disability and/or autism including planning services to respond to the needs of young people in transition from children’s services
  • Alongside other key stakeholders, to contribute to the development and periodic review of local strategies that relate to the service area, in particular leading the input of commissioning expertise on inclusive service models and market challenges and opportunities
  • To design and secure agreement to service models and configurations that meet the needs of the local population, are consistent with the agreed strategies and can be delivered within available budgets
  • To ensure that effective commissioning is evidence based on local demographics, market tested and that contract management and service review processes are in place and operating to all required standards are in place and operating to all required standards
  • To manage budgets for services within this area which sit outside of operational control, ensuring that all necessary processes and procedures are carried out in a timely and effective way
  • To provide effective management of staff, including recruitment, training, development and appropriate application of policies and codes of practice on staffing matters

Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of services supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism and the government’s agenda in relation to these areas
  • Sound knowledge of service provider and commissioning roles in relation to learning disability services and the contribution made by statutory and voluntary organisations
  • Understanding of the local authority role in developing and delivering regulated services for adults with social care needs
  • Experience of project management
  • Proven experience of commissioning major contracts and making improvements and changes to significant service provision
  • Experience of managing complex budgets effectively