Brighton & Hove is a great place to work. It is surrounded by the South Downs and the sea, and has easy accessible transport links. Its unique geographic and demographic make up, makes working in our Commissioning & Partnerships team even more interesting.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us, to help create the services that are fit for the future, so that everyone in Brighton & Hove can have the best opportunity to live independent and fulfilling lives.
We are looking for someone who can think strategically, enjoys a challenge and can work with a breadth of stakeholders.
About the role
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Commissioning and Partnerships, you will lead the commissioning service for Adult Social Care, working in collaboration with services across Health and Adult Social Care, other directorates across the council and system partners, to ensure there is appropriate provision to meet the social care needs and the council’s statutory responsibilities in Brighton & Hove.
Key functions of the role include:
- shaping and developing the social care market and future direction of services
- leading on the effective commissioning of adult social care services in the city
- ensuring services are inclusive and accessible
- establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Andy Witham, Assistant Director of Commissioning & Partnerships on firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).