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Date Added: Thu 03/06/2021

Head Of Strategic Commissioning - Social Care

Southend on Sea, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £62538 - £69486 / annually

Your New organisation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide 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 has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050

The social care commissioning service is currently undergoing a period of transformation and several new posts are being implemented as part of this restructure. These senior posts will facilitate a positive improvement on the quality of care and support for the residents of Southend, meeting the ambitions of Southend-on-Sea Council.

Your new role.

Reporting to the director of commissioning, you will be responsible for contract officers, contract support officers, commissioners and commissioning apprentices.

You will be responsible for ensuring effective commercial management of public health, social care contracts and social care grants. You will also develop and implement contract management plans supporting effective commercial contract management, ensure social value from contracts that deliver positive outcomes, effective and consistent reporting of all spend in external contracts under your service.

The key responsibilities in summary will include; delivering a strategy for contract management in Southend, managing existing contracts, accountability for all contract spend, maintaining strategic partnerships with CCG, service users, providers and neighbouring authorities, programme management and lastly team management as part of the senior leadership team.

What you'll need to succeed

You will need to have experience within a contract management post from any background. You must be educated to at least degree level and have management qualifications or qualified by experience. You will need a level of experience in managing budgets and leading a senior team.

It is not essential that you have worked at this level before and applicants will be considering making a step up to this post.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for people to drive positive change whilst delivering results, building great relationships within the organisation and delivering a first class service to the senior team.

What you'll get in return

Southend-on-Sea Council are offering a competitive salary of £62,538 per annum as a developmental rate which rises to £69,486 after the first year. For all successful candidates a career development plan is in place to ensure there are opportunities to develop further.

You will be able to work in a flexibly on a hybrid model, being in Southend 5 days per week is not essential. When joining Southend Borough Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. Minimum 23 days annual leave (rising with continuous Local Authority service) plus an excellent pension scheme which includes a 23% employer contribution. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council-Hays website

What you need to do now
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