We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our expert team as a Partnership Commissioner, to commission a wide range of children and young people services, on behalf of Kent and Medway residents. Partnership Commissioning are responsible for ensuring there is joint commissioning between health, education, social care, and the voluntary sector to ensure the best outcomes for our children and families.
The Partnership Commissioning team is a forward thinking and experienced service that coordinate a wide portfolio of projects for Medway Council and Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group. With the merger of NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group the partnership commissioning team now work very closely with the CCG’s children’s commissioning team and whilst day to day management will sit within the Medway Partnership Commissioning Team, the postholders will work across Kent.
Partnership Commissioning is seeking applicants who be able to support commissioning work in a range of areas. This may include commissioning of children’s community health services, hospital-based care, services to support parents, and specialist fertility services. As such, this will be a varied role which gives the post holder opportunities to learn new areas of work and be involved in wider transformational projects. We are looking for someone with good project management skills, who will be committed to work as part of a team to improve services and outcomes for children and families.
The successful applicant will work closely with the Senior Partnership Commissioner and Programme Lead on a programme of work that will include proactively managing current commissioned contracts, procurement of new services, analysis of data to inform service improvement, pathway design and whole system improvement, engaging with service users and service user support groups to improve outcomes for patients, working in partnership across primary and secondary care and clinical networks and any other day to day activity as and when directed.
This may include undertaking practice research, assessment of need and demand data and financial analysis and arranging/coordinating patient/service user and provider engagement activity where required.
This exciting opportunity will give the successful applicant the opportunity to contribute extensively to the commissioning service delivery and help transform how we improve the lives of children and families across Kent and Medway. They will be expected to work in partnership with providers, other agencies, and strategic networks.
In return we offer you:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
For further information or a discussion about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regards to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
How to Apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.