We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic candidate who possesses skills in negotiation to help us to pilot a role within Children’s services to obtain better quality and value for our children and young people with complex needs in residential placements. In this role, you will review information from a range of partners on the performance of residential placement providers combined with analysis of contractual arrangements to develop and deliver a negotiation strategy.
This is a pilot project, therefore previous experience in an equivalent role is not essential. However candidates are expected to demonstrate their strengths in working in partnership with a wide range of partners to ensure that placements are achieving positive outcomes for young people in their care and that the providers are delivering on the packages of care that they offered at the start of the placement term. You will be required to consolidate information on young people’s needs and the extent to which these are being met by their existing placements based on information received from officers involved in care planning and to evidence areas where better outcomes and/or value for money can be achieved. You will also be able to work with procurement and legal colleagues to redraft contracts where necessary.
If you would like to develop your career and are seeking an exciting opportunity to develop your skills, this fantastic offer gives you the opportunity to accelerate your learning and career progression within a commissioning environment.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent which demonstrates academic and literacy ability to undertake the specific tasks of this role. You will be able to evidence recent continued commitment to personal and professional learning and development with an ability to influence and negotiate desired outcomes to set deadlines. This will be coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have the ability to work in partnership with multiple agencies such as Health, Education, Social Care, Legal, Procurement and Adult Services and to consolidate complex information from these sources. You will also be able to demonstrate the confidence to meet with commercial clients and prepare and deliver a compelling negotiating strategy based on evidence collated from partners, service users and contracts. As this is a pilot opportunity, the ability to report on and review the efficacy of the role, will be crucial.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, Oyster Cards, Cycle to Work Scheme, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 20th January 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 18000119