Commission Manager LD
Commissioning and Transformation Manager: People with a Learning Disability
Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) is at an exciting stage in our on-going plans to transform learning disability services in Northamptonshire.
The Council has turned around its finances and has commenced a corporate transformation programme to drive significant change and efficiency. This includes working more effectively with district and boroughs ahead of local government reform in the County.
Adult Services are also transforming - we will be working more closely with Public Health, Health Partners and wider Sector Partners to drive more integrated working and joined up pathways for our population. We are focusing on Outcomes and helping people to remain independent for as long as possible. This will need to be supported by a commissioning capability that will help shape our markets and provision to support this aspiration and meet the needs of our population over the next 10 years.
Commissioning and Transformation Manager for People with a Learning Disability - Grade M (GBP42,527 - GBP47,968).
The Council is currently strengthening the Commissioning and Contracts Team to deliver against our ambitious plans across all commissioning areas. This role is pivotal in continuing the success we have had with meeting the requirements of the national 'Transforming Care' agenda and delivering a wider transformation programme for people with a learning disability. You will be joining a talented, friendly and supportive team of commissioners, contract managers and frontline teams within the Organisation, but will equally be working closely with a committed and supportive group of commissioners sitting in the Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Groups.
This is a permanent post and we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and suitably qualified individual who has a passion for commissioning enabling services in order to deliver ordinary life opportunities that focus on the strengths of an individual and in achieving the outcomes that matter.
The successful candidate will combine their knowledge of working with vulnerable adults with sound understanding of the commissioning cycle and its application to the design and delivery of outcome focused services and effective care and support pathways. Our work is delivered through productive relationships with Health Commissioners, Health Providers, the Independent Sector and the Third Sector. We have a strong track record of engagement and co-production and we aim to continue to deliver as much of our commissioning strategy through co-production as we can.
In addition to the primary focus on people with a learning disability, there is an expectation that the post holder will support delivery of the commissioning priorities identified for people with autism, with occasional support to other areas of commissioning for younger adults as required and from time to time.
You must be self-motivating and able to motivate others, flexible, able to work to defined deadlines and enjoy working as part of a team that intends to succeed and take pride in the work we do.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March with provisional interviews dates for the first week in April.
Applicants need to ensure they respond to the requirements set out in the Job and Person Profiles. Relocation expenses may be available.
For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Catherine O'Rourke - Head of Learning Disability Strategy on