Commissioner – Supporting Independence
£51,903 to £54,975
Remote, flexible working – Newham Dockside
Closing date: 26/02/2023
The London Borough of Newham Adults and Health has fast developed a national reputation for creative and innovative approaches to improving outcomes for residents. We passionately believes the best way to improve outcomes for resident’s is through adopting public health, strengths based and trauma informed approaches. These qualities are at the heart of successes,
- The award winning Health and Wellbeing Strategy, 50 Steps to a Healthier Newham,
- Praise from the Secretary of State relating to supporting Rough Sleepers,
- Innovative strategies to Domiciliary Care and Trusted Assessors
- Food security work, ensuring all residents can access affordable healthy food
- Well Newham, our preventative programme to deliver a paradigm shift in prevention.
We are on a mission to drive up quality and improve outcomes as a means of meeting our financial challenges. We are looking for creative, courageous and gritty commissioners to join our team. If you want to make a real difference to support residents in one of the most diverse boroughs in the world, supported by a progressive and compassionate political administration, then Newham is the place for you.
Our flexible approach to working has continued post pandemic, and Newham offers genuine remote working opportunities. Most commissioners work from home entirely outside of a weekly anchor day, which most find a refreshing opportunity to check in with management and colleagues face to face.
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ABOUT THE JOB
We are currently looking for a commissioner to join our Supporting Independence team. The portfolio covers our accommodation based services (£30m spend), including Supported living, Extra Care, Shared Lives, Rough Sleeping and Single Vulnerable Homeless.
If you have a passion for supporting vulnerable adults but never ‘commissioned’ before, please research the commissioning cycle. The likelihood is that you will have done many elements of commissioning without realising and would be able to demonstrate transferable skills
You would be joining the team at a key and exciting time. Cabinet recently agreed the ambitious and transformation plan for this area and as a result the team capacity is being increased to take account of the work plan. In addition, there are also increasingly close links being made with our place based Integrated Care System, with a number of duties delegated to this team
For more information on working within our Commissioning Team, please contact the Director of Commissioning: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘People at the heart of everything we do’
We're looking for a resilient professional who is passionate about improving our resident’s lives. You pride yourself on supporting and developing people and practice, approaching management with energy and enthusiasm whilst always finding time to lend a sympathetic ear to the colleagues within the Adults and Health Directorate and Council as a whole. You are an experienced systemic commissioner who takes a creative but pragmatic approach to practice, encouraging high standards in others for the residents that we serve. You’re happiest assisting and inspiring your team towards achieving their goals, stepping in where needed to achieve positive outcomes. You already embrace our people-focused values and want to be an active part of Newham. You’re not afraid of change. You want a career defining role.
You have experience and an understanding of working within a diverse, urban community; and share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. You have high working standards and are conscious of the importance of professional development for yourself and your team.
We’re looking for professionals who creative, courageous and gritty and have a genuine interest in radically improving outcomes for the residents of Newham.
We've been working hard to make Newham a great place to work and develop your career
We will offer you:
- A rewarding role in a department that has been nationally recognised for several areas of