Commissioning Programme Manager – Disabilities

London (Greater)
£53,478 - £59,523
13 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
Job Type

About us:

Havering Council is determined to deliver integrated health and social care services to our community across Adults and Children’s social care and Public Health services, of the highest possible quality and that provide value for money.

The Joint Commissioning Unit has been established to strategically commission services and oversee and assure alignment with day to day commissioning practice. It is important therefore that there is an understanding of how to design systems that are effective, whilst overseeing the day to day commissioning and quality assurance of services, delivered through dedicated business units that are answerable to commissioning programme managers.

The disabilities portfolio looks to develop systems that will improve outcomes for people with Learning Disabilities (LD) and with Autism. Experience in commissioning of LD and Autism services and an understanding of the market would be advantageous in this role. The role also extends to mental health commissioning from a local authority perspective and oversees the commissioning of dementia services.

The Disabilities programme aims to drive change across the borough to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, their family and carers living in the London Borough of Havering.

About you:

The post holder should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of working at a senior level in a large organisation, preferably in the social care or health sectors
  • Experience of working across a range of key stakeholders, and across a range of different governing arrangements
  • Experience of line-management
  • Experience of successfully leading and implementing major change initiatives within the public or private sector
  • Experience of managing multiple projects and programmes simultaneously and successfully delivering to timescales
  • Experience of resource and financial management during times of public sector austerity
  • Experience of working with complex multi-agency partnerships and stakeholder groups, managing ambiguity and delivering organisations outcomes
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite and other IT applications
  • Extensive knowledge of current legislation, the key national and local policy issues, and of the challenges being set by the changing agenda relating to local government
  • Experience of using IT in order to analyse and aggregate data, manage budgets, build financial models, and develop and track savings
  • Detailed theoretical knowledge and understanding of the technical, behavioural and contextual elements of major transformational and change management initiatives within large complex organisations
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development such as APM, LEAN, Prince 2, MSP
  • Degree educated or equivalent level experience.

About the job:

This post is a permanent post.

The post holder will report to the Head of the Joint Commissioning Unit and will lead on the Disabilities portfolio, which includes: Learning Disabilities; Autism; Mental Health; and Dementia with cross overs to SEND. This portfolio will work with and across other commissioning portfolios, and will be required to:

  • Engage with various stakeholders in the relevant market to put in place processes and protocols relevant to mandated programmes and projects
  • Meet robust programme and project management standards and record all aspects of the project in line with practices and procedures of the JCU
  • Oversee and/ or actively design, arrange, run and participate in any appropriate stakeholder workshops, provider forums or meetings 
  • Ensure that commissioned services are appropriate, sustainable, in the best interests of service users and carers and represent value for money
  • Design and implement measures to monitor and evidence the impact of the projects. Recognising the difference between output and outcome measures and applying them appropriately
  • Redesign cross organisational systems and deliver savings whilst avoiding the creation of unseen pressures in other parts of the system. 
  • Meet requirements of the joint programme office function that coordinates reporting and monitoring of commissioning, transformation and change related activity
  • Deputise for the Head of JCU where required 
  • Be aware of and be able to shape the market for services, ensuring a diverse and vibrant market and contributing to associated products, such as the Market position Statement
  • Assist the Head of JCU to develop the skills and knowledge of the Commissioning Team to ensure that all projects are effective 
  • Be a role model for all team members and to demonstrate the values of the organisation, and any additional values related to the commissioning role, displaying associated behaviours
  • Keep abreast of best practice from a range of bodies and organisations in related fields; attendance at conferences and seminars; and awareness and understanding of relevant legislation and applying lessons in a way that is relevant in Havering’s context
  • Understand the relative benefits of accommodation for clients that best suits their needs and maximises the potential of individuals for independent living commensurate with their condition or disability
  • Design a whole system approach that has, as part of it, the procurement of contracts that deliver aspects of the service as required and within available resources.
  • Ensure that contracts are managed effectively and deliver the outcomes that are required, ensuring that compliance, quality and safety is assured by understanding and contributing to the design of plans to monitor and manage the contracts that fall under the responsibility of the role
  • Lead prescribed business units of the JCU ensuring best practice in team management and maximising quality of outputs

Salary: £53,478 - £59,523

The closing date is the 6th April 2018.

For any further information about the role please contact John Green on 01708 433 018.