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.
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
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
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