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Adult Social Care Markets Commissioning Lead

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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About Us

About North London Councils Programme:

The post will sit within the North London Councils Programme, which is hosted by Camden Council. This is a programme set up by the 5 North London Councils (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey & Islington):

  • To deliver programmes of work that address shared priorities in partnership
  • To promote a strong local authority presence within North London’s Sustainability and Transformation Programme Integrated Care System (ICS).

The Programme Team is a high profile, high performing team that is a key strategic partnership between the 5 Councils. In 2021 we won the national LGC award for Adult Social Care demonstrating the impact of our work.

The Role

This role in question is to lead the programme of work with the care home market in north central London; provide strategic direction for our joint learning disability accommodation work; support the NCL ASC Programme Board with expert input and taking forward areas of work on their behalf that relate to adult social care and / or Councils’ role within the Integrated Care System

Care home market and learning disability accommodation:

Lead on the development and delivery of a cross borough programme of work with the adult social care market that yields benefits for the local authorities, NHS partners and local residents.

Lead strategic commissioning approaches for bedded care services across NCL to secure provision in line with local need and to yield cost avoidance and/or financial savings, whilst ensuring the market remains sustainable.

Use market analysis to develop the use of sustainable cost models and tools for care placements and work with boroughs to embed these across older people’s and learning disability placements

To coordinate responses to changing circumstances or guidance impacting on the care sector across the 5 boroughs quickly and impactfully

To undertake detailed analysis of various health and social care data sets to underpin effective evidence based proposals.

Strategic direction to NCL ASC Programme Board and Integrated Care System:

To form trusting, credible relationships with a range of partners through an ability to think strategically, persuade, negotiate and influence a complex local agenda. This will include working closely with the 5 Directors of Adult Social Care and senior commissioners to agree approaches across the 5 boroughs

To lead input into the NCL ASC Programme Board through providing expert advice and guidance that will drive forwards the delivery of the programme

To develop excellent strategic relationships with providers of care to understand the challenges and opportunities providers have and for these to inform supportive and effective partnerships with the Councils and NHS.

To provide strategic input on behalf of local authorities into a range of ICS meetings with a focus on building the profile of social care within the ICS and championing the needs of local residents. To take forwards varied areas of work on behalf of the 5 Councils with health colleagues

About You

We are looking for a developing leader who is looking to further develop their skills, experience and impact in delivering complex change. You will benefit from direct exposure senior local government officers and politicians across five local authorities. You will bring an ability to think strategically, persuade, negotiate and influence a complex and evolving local agenda. You will also bring the skills required to develop and deliver a programme of work that yields benefits for the local authorities, NHS partners and local residents.

To be successful in this post, you will be excellent at building credible relationships across a wide range of stakeholders across the 5 Councils and NHS partners. You will be experienced at working collaboratively and successfully across agencies to deliver improved outcomes and will be confident in your ability to act as a system leader, developing excellent partnerships with across the local authority and health landscape and inspiring confidence in stakeholders and staff at a time of significant change. You will be able to deal with conflicting views at a senior level including offering pragmatic and palatable solutions. You will be confident at analysing health and social care datasets to support a deeper understanding of local services and using your knowledge to identify priorities for change.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, potentially with a professional qualification in health or social care. You will have knowledge of local authority and potentially health commissioning

The ideal candidate will have significant experience and understanding of managing complex, multidisciplinary projects across multiple partners

You will have experience of developing new approaches to address system challenges and building support for projects / programmes across multiple stakeholders

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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