Senior Commissioning Manager Learning Disability

Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£46,500 - £57,600
20 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Your new company 

“We are creating something extraordinary that impacts over half a million Londoners every single day.”

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have created a unique joint shared staffing model that focuses on creative service design, new ways of working in a positive and supportive working culture. We work together across services and boundaries inside and outside the Council to deliver vital public services.

We are rapidly evolving and need a flexible, talented and committed public service workforce in many different jobs and professions. Ultimately, you will be putting local people at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more challenging – or rewarding – time to work for Richmond and Wandsworth.

Your new role 

The Commissioning Team has a collective responsibility to oversee strategic and large-scale commissioning and service contracts across both our Councils as well as leading market management and strategic relationships with our provider market

As a Learning Disability Senior Commissioning Manager, you will work in partnership with local stakeholders, you will have a lead responsibility for the commissioning of social care services for adults with a learning disability and/or autism. This will include the planning and development of services, procurement of new services, maintenance of provider and stakeholder relationships, and service reviews.

You will be involved with exciting projects like modernisation and service transformation in Richmond and Wandsworth Community provision. You will have a confidence to manage a small team and a budget in the region of £40 million.

What you'll need to succeed 

In depth knowledge of services supporting people with learning disability and/or autism and the governments agenda in relation to these areas

Diverse experience in commissioning services within Local Authority

Political skills to manage voluntary organisation

Ability to project manage and deliver a vision but equally be able to identify needs for improvement

Ability to lead, support and inspire the team

What you'll get in return 

The London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth are a great place to work, offering variety, diversity and easy access to central London. By working in the shared service, you will experience both inner and out London issues first hand, using your experience to shape the services we need for the future. Furthermore, you will be part of the largest local authority staffing group in the Capital.

Competitive salary £46.500 - £57.600, (salaries review April 2019)

Generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays

Enhanced maternity, paternity, and adoption leave schemes

Flexible working arrangements and working from home (depending on service needs)

Variety of discounts, savings schemes and vouchers

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now on 0207 259 8715 and ask for Katarzyna.

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