Newham is an exciting place to work with a young, vibrant and diverse population.
The Public Health and Domestic and Sexual Violence Commissioning Team is an expert and dynamic commissioning team who are committed to strategically developing and procuring the best quality and most economically advantageous services for Newham residents. We now have an opportunity for an experienced and skilled commissioner to join the team.
The post is a permanent contract.
£47,511 – £50,448 pro rata.
The postholder will take a lead on the commissioning, performance management and service development of substance misuse service provision. This will include ensuring the successful delivery of commissioning outcomes and ensuring value for money.
The role will include developing strategic direction setting for this area, service redesign, contract oversight, performance management, market shaping and appropriate procurement compliance.
The postholder will complement other roles within the Public Health and Domestic and Sexual Violence Commissioning team as substance misuse is also a cross-cutting issue across a range of Healthy Lifestyles service provision.
This includes directly commissioned services and joint working with Newham Clinical Commissioning Group, as required.
The post-holder will work closely with Commissioning Officers and will offer direction and support around day-to-day task management. The post will be managed by a Senior Commissioner with oversight from the Head of Commissioning – Substance Misuse and Domestic & Sexual Violence.
This will be a challenging role with an expectation of fast paced delivery.
Newham is looking for an enthusiastic and efficient commissioner to help drive up performance and lead on the development of substance misuse service provision to support a holistic substance misuse treatment journey. You should have experience in all aspects of the commissioning cycle and be able to critically appraise service delivery to develop innovative local solutions.
This is an important and challenging role with an expectation of fast paced delivery and an adaptable approach on the part of the post holder. You must be able to demonstrate significant experience of successfully commissioning excellent services and, given the specialised nature of the portfolio area, expert knowledge of Substance Misuse strategy, clinical guidance and service delivery.
You will also be expected to have wider knowledge of the criminal justice, public health, and wider health and social care sectors in order to manage the complexity of this role.
You will have the ability to work in partnership with providers, partners and other stakeholders to re-design service delivery and ensure that outcomes are achieved. The post holder will be required to write and present detailed and well-reasoned reports and business cases for the Substance Misuse Partnership Board and other senior boards.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
The post-holder will be based at LBN’s Stratford office.
For informal enquiries please contact Fiona Hackland Fiona.Hackland@newham.gov.uk