Director of Prevention and Commissioning

York, North Yorkshire
£90,033 to £99,821 plus relocation allowance
17 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are fortunate to have a fantastic city which provides a great place to live for many of our residents - our heritage is world renowned, our culture is unique and our economy is strong. We are proud of York’s status as one of the safest and best cities to live in the UK, protecting and engaging our 200,000 residents and 7 million visitors alike.

It is an exciting time to join us; the prospects of a devolution deal with increased funding, our ambitious climate change agenda and our resolute focus on recovery post COVID make our work all the more challenging, interesting and vital in equal measure.

We are making some significant investments to underpin our new plans, and as a result, having completed a leadership restructure we are proud to announce that we have created 3 brand new roles, with the intention of better serving the people and communities of York. In many ways we embarking on a new journey, building back better and providing you with the opportunity to shape, lead and influence service in this great City. The roles are Director of Safeguarding, Director of Prevention and Commissioning and Assistant Director of Policy and Strategy.

Our restructure means that the Directorate of People will now cover both Adults and Children’s services (including education). We have created two new Director roles which will focus on safeguarding, education, prevention, integration and commissioning, with a commitment to achieve much greater integration with the health sector. Looking to the future, this will enable the Council to respond effectively to forthcoming changes within the NHS, and for the Council to play a key lead role in this.

These roles are crucial in helping to improve the future for both Adults and Children in our City region. We are looking for robust leaders who are just as ambitious for the people of York as they are for themselves, with a passion for driving change, forming collaborative partnerships and influencing key stakeholders.

In the People Directorate we are ambitious for residents of York; developing whole life and whole system services, an asset and strengths based approach supporting children and adults now and in the future.

We are determined to help make sure we keep our most vulnerable residents safe at the same time as giving them the best life possible.

As Director for Prevention and Commissioning, you will work in partnership with others, especially within the health sector, to ensure our services are better integrated, good quality and value for money, so that we can improve the wellbeing, outcomes and life chances for York residents, a truly place shaping role. You will lead our strategic approach to commissioning, robustly analysing need, and provide well planned and executed commissioning that is constantly reviewed and fit for purpose. Your business acumen will shape markets as you develop partnerships, innovation and take those difficult yet essential decisions.

This strategic leadership role is a joint role operating in both the council and the Vale of York CCG covering the commissioning of social care services, SEND and education and has the responsibility of meeting our statutory obligations in relation to quality and improvement in adults, children and education.

As a strategic commissioner, you will be place shaping through your approaches to procuring services, developing markets and partnerships that has a lasting impact on the residents of York. It is an entrepreneurial role, where your business acumen enables your success.

You will find that the role will provide you with the kind of professional challenge and complexity you will naturally aspire to as ambitious leaders and I truly believe our new model could serve as a best in practice template for years to come. In addition, here in York our size means that we are large enough to provide the rich mix of complexities facing local government, but at the same time we are small enough to enable you to get things done - we are not tied up by bureaucracy and red tape. So these roles will provide you with the opportunity to make a significant difference as well as a platform to enhance your career.

Finally, York has excellent connectivity by road and rail, and the neighbouring towns and cities of Leeds, Hull and Harrogate are in easy reach. National Parks and areas of areas outstanding natural beauty are on our doorstep, with their quaint villages and market towns, whilst the Yorkshire coast provides a retreat ideal for sunny days.

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Close Date: 12th April