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Director of Adults Social Care, Commissioning, Policy and Improvement

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000N1
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 14:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 2 £106,476 - £110,778
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

Director of Adults Social Care, Commissioning, Policy and Improvement

Grade 2 £106,476-£110,778

Croydon Adult Social Care is transforming, the commissioning function is joining the department and there is a new adult social care strategy that will guide the way we support our residents with care needs.  We will maximise their strengths and independence and safeguard people from harm.  Our large and varied provider market is critical and important in supporting us to do this.  Adult Social care forms part of the One Croydon Alliance bringing together partners of health and care, both providers and commissioners in Croydon, who are committed to an ambitious programme of improvement and change through our shared health and care plan and health and wellbeing strategy.    The Alliance membership includes: Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Croydon Council, Croydon GP Collaborative, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and Age UK Croydon.

This role will direct the important functions of improvement and change, the strategic and operational / micro commissioning services, the Community Equipment Service and steer them with our One Croydon PMO, NHS and Voluntary Sector partners through the next phase of the Croydon Renewal journey and transition to Integrated Care Systems. 

We have an ambitious programme of transformation, commissioning intentions and procurement pipelines, contracts reviews and a medium term financial plan to deliver and the Director of Adults Commissioning, Policy and Improvement will be one of senior responsible officers working with the directorate and the Corporate Management Team to achieve this change. 

We have made great progress to date integrating services and transforming adult social care through our change and efficiency programme and our MTFS programme is on track.  We need to take this further and ensure our commissioning models align to our locality model, that is evidence and outcomes based and co-production is at the heart of our commissioning practice.  We need to ensure best value and quality services that we commission from the market, that complement adult social care services and operational practice.

We are seeking:

People who would like to be part of our exciting renewal journey who can bring experience to capably lead the commissioning service for Adult Social Care and Adult Public Health, from a strategic and operational perspective, putting policy into practice and delivering high quality equipment services to our customer borough’s and effective hospital discharge and placement and brokerage services.  The post holder will directly impact quality through improvement initiatives, bringing innovation and efficiency.  

The post holder will be joining a dynamic and diverse senior management team of professionals who are committed and motivated to improve outcomes in a sustainable way,  implementing new ways of working and commissioning to meet the objectives of the new Adult Social Care Strategy.   You will be the head of profession for commissioning and expected to manage complex issues with multiple partners that may include political considerations and work with a diverse range of providers, customers and stakeholders, and alongside other commissioners, project and programme leads, to promote and progress the work of the department.   You will provide high quality professional advice to the corporate director of adult social care & health, the chief executive, the Mayor, elected members, the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, the shadow Health and Care Board and the Health and Well-Being Board.

The successful candidate will have strong commissioning experience, understanding of the policy context and a strong track record in partnership working, problem solving and leading teams and enjoy working with a diverse range of colleagues and partners at a senior level.  They will be knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced in change programmes, commissioning practice, possess commercial acumen and a track record in budget and financial literacy and delivery of savings programmes. Experience of working within a political environment is essential.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity further before completing and submitting your application, please don’t hesitate to contact Annette McPartland, Corporate Director of Adult Social Care & Health  Annette.mcpartland@croydon.gov.uk

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Closing date:  Sunday 7 August 2022 @ 11.59pm

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Subject to business needs, we will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements and support hybrid working, whereby staff attend the workplace for part of their working week and work from home, or elsewhere, remotely for the rest of the time.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Adults DBS check. 

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  • Director of Adult Social Care, Commissioning, Policy and Improvement JD
  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 220000N1
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 14:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 07/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 2 £106,476 - £110,778
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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