BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Haddenham, UK
Aug 18, 2018
Full time
We are recruiting for a key position within the leadership of the newly restructured Integrated Commissioning Service. This is an exciting role and will lead alongside another Head of Service, the transformation of commissioning within Buckinghamshire will be across prevention, health and social care. This will be done by optimising the use of the total resource in the system which includes community and/or family resource, as well as health and social care funding, public health and working in a more integrated way with wider partners and work programmes such as housing, local businesses and wider transformation programmes. We are looking for a person who is experienced in all aspects of the commissioning cycle, to manage and inspire teams of staff to ensure that we offer support to residents which is of excellent quality and value for money. They also must demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for improvement. We are looking for a person who is flexible in their thinking, thrive in an environment of change and are comfortable working in fast paced environments. We are also looking for a leader who can develop effective relationships with partners and providers, which ensure they understand the outcomes we want to deliver and are engaged in a collaborative approach to achieving these outcomes. About the role You will lead the Integrated Commissioning function to improve population outcomes via joint commissioning with the CCG and adopting a whole life course approach across public health, children and adults. A key focus will be to support people within the communities they live preventing the need for more specialist services. You will do this via the adoption of a service development model of commissioning where the lead commissioner and team members are responsible for the whole commissioning cycle and where there is clear accountability for commissioners across health and social care system enabling more efficient interface including with the Provider Alliance and as part of Bucks Integrated Care System. You will also provide effective leadership, strategic development and management of staff and services for the Integrated Commissioning Service with responsibility for the following portfolios; Direct Care Services and Better Care Fund (Delayed Discharges, Market Position Statement, Commissioned Day Services) All Age Advocacy, Brokerage and Direct Payments (SUCO, Talkback, Fact Bucks, Carer Services) Placement, Packages and Quality (Homecare, Nursing and Residential Homes) Housing, Equipment and Transport (Assistive Technology, Supported Living, Floating Support, Shared Lives, Apetito) The successful candidate will have the following experience and skill sets; Working at senior level in a complex multi-agency service organisation Strong commissioning performance and contracting background Experience working in Children's, Adult's, Public Health or Health services A successful track record of leading and managing change Strategic and business planning at management level. Previous experience of developing a quality framework for a service. Significant experience of implementing and aligning policies with delivery on the ground, translate strategy into detailed targets and plans, and put in place the necessary organisation to ensure the achievement of the Service's objectives. Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services. Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We're looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.