Prevention and Locality Commissioning Manager

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£37,849 - £43,662 plus excellent benefits
24 Jul 2019
24 Aug 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Your new organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Prevention and Locality Commissioning Manager professional to join their team. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council employs around 1,700 staff, who work together to deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit the area. The council provides a range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council is ambitious for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for 2050.

Your new role

As the Prevention and Locality Commissioning Manager, you will be responsible for the commissioning and delivery of a range of prevention projects and initiatives across the health and care network.  You will take a supportive and leadership role in developing relationships with health partners, local schools, businesses, the third sector and the local community to build a healthier community and personal resilience thus enabling the integrated teams to deliver preventative approaches.  

Key areas of focus include: ensuring that commissioning strategies are developed and delivered to meet the priorities for improving the health and care within Southend Localities;  actively support the development and delivery of the prevention and locality commissioning work programme; ensure that all commissioned services deliver a person centred approach that promotes prevention, independence, choice and control and puts dignity at the heart of care and support and ensuring that commissioners pursue the highest standards of care to secure best value services.  

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful for this role you will need to have a working understanding of adult social care/the care industry and a strong understanding of current national policy and guidance in this space. With a track record of working in a complex environment, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to develop effective partnerships across professional, service and organisational boundaries.  Excellent influencing and relationship building skills are required with the ability to engage and secure buy-in across a diverse range of stakeholders essential. 

What you'll get in return

You can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council can be found on the “Jobs at the council” webpage.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call William Warren at Hays on 01223 304960. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Provisional interview dates: 4th- 6th September 2019

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit. 

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