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Senior Commissioning Manager (Learning Disabilities)

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Commissioning Manager, to join the Learning Disabilities Commissioning team in the Adult Social Care and Public Health Directorate.

This position is well suited to an innovative and motivated individual who is passionate about improving the opportunities and lives of people with Learning Disabilities and has demonstrable experience in commissioning and transforming services

At the heart of our work is promoting independence, choice, health and wellbeing of the local populations through strengths-based approaches.

In this role you will undertake, manage, and deliver a range of commissioning activities. 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 responsible for:

  • Designing, innovative new service models and shaping the local provider market in a way that promotes the aspirations and ambitions of people with Learning Disabilities
  • Tenacious and creative in working with local providers to ensure high quality and effective services are delivered that demonstrate value for money.
  • Negotiate and resolve complex problems with a range of providers. In addition, the ability to manage change well is a necessity. 
  • Working with a range of internal and external partners to shape and deliver the local priorities including service users and their families and carers.

You will have:

  • In depth knowledge of services supporting people with learning disability and/or autism and the governments agenda in relation to these areas and  be highly motivated, creative, and persistent in seeking solutions and be open to learning from and with others and working with people to effect positive change.
  • You will be highly organised, able to manage multiple strands of work within deadlines and enjoy being involved in a variety of activities and projects.
  • You will have good communication and presentation skills, enjoy working with the people and able to lead and inspire the team. 

In return, you will be part of the Learning Disabilities Team which is an extremely supportive, collaborative and team committed to improving the lives of local residents through innovation, learning together and new ideas. 

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In addition, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. We offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

To apply please click on the 'Apply online' button on the bottom of the page. If you have any problems with the online service please email Richmondandwandsworthrecruitment@wandsworth.gov.uk

For an informal discussion on this post please contact:

Elizabeth Pepper - Head of Commissioning, Learning Disabilities: 07974 586431

You will be requested to provide a CV and supporting statement.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 27th June

Shortlisting Date: w/c 28th June 2021

Interview Date: w/c 12th July 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

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