Joint Strategic Director of Commissioning
About the job
The post holder will be able to demonstrate an understanding and embrace the opportunity to address the health, care and well-being needs of our residents in West Sussex and lead our organisations on an ambitious journey to jointly commission services and operate as a whole system with partners.
At present formally, pooled budgets are in place for learning disabilities, mental health, the BCF and iBCF with the intent and ambition to align all relevant commissioning budgets. You will lead joint commissioning and the joint teams across West Sussex to progress health and social care commissioning across West Sussex through a joint work programme aligned to the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The role will therefore evolve, with a focus on driving integrated commissioning to become better embedded across partner organisations.
Our vision is to fundamentally change how the system works together in order to commission for population health and outcomes in a way which meets our residents’ needs and is more sustainable for all partners. Your role in this will be to lead commissioning across the quantum of health and social care services for an out of hospital-based model, focused on achieving outcomes within our priority agenda of prevention, independence and resilience in the community and care for all long-term needs, irrespective of age. In order to do this, you will need to be able to articulate this vision in an engaging and impactful way to bring commissioners, providers and people together to plan services and deliver our vision.
Join us – Make a difference in our communities
The context for West Sussex is changing. Increasing demographic pressures, providing residents and communities with greater levels of choice and control over services and the tighter financial constraints mean that as public sector organisations, we need to change the way we operate.
Partners across the County, including the NHS and social care want to improve of their joint working and work more closely together to improve and join-up services in order to meet the changing needs of the people who live in West Sussex. We want to do more to prevent illness, promote health and wellbeing, support people to manage existing health conditions and to stay independent. To do this we need seamless commissioning of health and social care services and better integrated services based on the populations priorities in the West Sussex Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Our focus will be on commissioning and delivering preventative, asset-based approaches, embedded in integrated local networks.
Closing date: 17th April 2019