Commissioning Manager: Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

Recruiter
LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS
Location
London
Salary
42651.00 - 47292.00 GBP Annual
Posted
16 Jul 2017
Closes
19 Jul 2017
Job Type
Contract

Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets is a rapidly growing, vibrant inner-city borough with a young ethnically diverse population who experience some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country. The population experience high levels of mental and physical health problems: lower life expectancies, high levels of heart disease, diabetes and respiratory disease. As Tower Hamlets develops its model for accountable care, this role also presents an exciting opportunity to shape and develop services for the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an integrated health and social care commissioning team, delivering change that makes a real difference for service users and carers. The Team is based in NHS Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group, and works across the CCG and the Council to support the Tower Hamlets Partnership's mental health and joint commissioning programme. With a high profile integrated care programme in development, excellent relationships across the partnership, and very diverse and engaged local communities, this isa genuinely exciting time for health and social care commissioning in Tower Hamlets.This Joint Commissioning Manager post will work as part of the team to deliver the mental health and learning disability programmes, supporting a range of specific work streams and projects which will include strategy development,managing transformational change, and procurement and contracting.

Key Responsibilities

Working with clinical leaders, a dedicated commissioning team, the wider commissioning function and a range of external stakeholders, the post holder will be accountable for the development of strategy, commissioning intentions, development of business cases and delivery plans, and benefits realisation. Providing system wide leadership in the development and implementation of commissioning strategies across mental health and learning disabilities.

Working across the Council CCG and Providers to support innovation and transformation of services, ensuring an understanding of population needs and assets, and evidence on what works, are included at the heart of service design and delivery. To role will also take a lead in the management of procurement activity and contracts for lead areas across both the Council and CCG, ensuring that there are robust arrangements in place for managing quality, performance and productivity.

Requirements

You should have experience of working in an NHS or local authority commissioning setting, and be able to demonstrate successful delivery of health and social care improvement through pathway development and transformation. You should have experience of, and a commitment to, coproduction of strategy with stakeholders, including the voluntary sector and service user groups and clinicians. You should have experience of managing procurement processes, negotiating provider contracts and contract management. You should have highly developed interpersonal skills and be highly motivated and enthusiastic, along with being a nimble and creative thinker with the ability to record your thoughts clearly and concisely in writing.