Supplier Relationship Manager
Salary range: GBP41,025 - GBP43,815 p.a. inc.Contract: PermanentHours of work: 36 hours per weekLocation: Civic Centre and other locations from time to timeExcellent Opportunity Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.The PostWe are creating a new Commissioning, Contracting and Market Management Service in Adult Social Care. The vision for the new service is to achieve excellence in commissioning for residents in Brent. The service will aim to ensure commissioning always meets local need through having a strong evidence base for all commissioning decisions (including genuinely understanding what people want), commissioning services in the right place, at the right time, ensuring they offer value for money, are of excellent quality and deliver excellent outcomes for individuals through a vibrant marketplace.As Supplier Relationship Manager you will be a key member of the newly developed service. Reporting to the Team Manager Commissioning, Contracting and Market management, you will have line management of 2 to 4 placement relationship officers and up to 2 social workers and work to one of three thematic industry areas (Residential and Nursing Care/ Supported Living, HRS and other Accommodation based Services/ Community and Preventative Services).You will have oversight and management of a portfolio of providers, ensuring quality development and improvement through robust monitoring.The PersonYou will have a sound Understanding of the regulations and requirements of public procurement and an in depth understanding of the quality requirement relating to providers of Adult Social Care, including a good understanding CQC inspection requirements.Closing Date: 20 December 2017 (23:59)Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmedAdditional InformationBrent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.All successful applicants will be required to apply for a 'Basic' DBS Disclosure.Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.