Senior Commissioning & Project Manager | London | £507 per day
Senior Commissioning & Project Manager | London | £507 per day

Senior Commissioning & Project Manager | London | £507 per day

Posted 1 month ago

Senior Commissioning & Project Manager required to lead the integrated commissioning of services for a defined client group(s), ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective services aligned with agreed commissioning priorities and lead and manage a team of Commissioning & Contracts Officers.

The Social Care Reforms taking place require the Council to commission and understand Older People Residential and Nursing Provision in a different way. Time limited funding is available for the Council  to bring in resource to recommission our Older People residential and nursing provision, and ensure that we are meeting the need of the borough, cost effectively.

This must also be done in such a way as to meet their obligations under the social care reforms, for example by separating the cost of care with the cost of housing in care homes.

The successful candidate must have a clear understanding of OP resi and nursing provision, extensive experience in lead procurements and developing specifications and a good understanding of the current national policy surrounding Social Care.

Key skills and experience:

  • Substantial relevant experience of commissioning services, including strong understanding of the provider market, legislative framework, quality, and performance and compliance regimes.
  • Relevant experience as a professional expert in a large complex organisation with expert knowledge in the specialist field.
  • Deep understanding of and experience in working with the defined client group(s), including the issues affecting service users, carers and families, legislative and policy drivers, good practice and innovation
  • Substantial relevant experience of programme/project management
  • Extensive knowledge of the service and partner / provider relationships and wider sector / external influences.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the systems, policies, procedures,  professional guidelines, legislation, best practice  and  emerging  developments within the scope of the service  area.
  • Experience in assessing the impact of / requirements for change and developing appropriate strategic responses.
  • Good ICT skills including Microsoft applications and specialist systems.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Authority and credibility to build relationships influence and engage successfully with colleagues, partners, providers and stakeholder at all levels in complex or politically sensitive situations.
  • Experience of leading partnership working and representing the organisation externally.
  • Excellent persuasion and negotiating skills, in order to motivate people and partnerships and influence outcomes critical to the organisation.
  • Excellent research, analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills, demonstrating the ability to identify and diagnose complex problems/issues / requirements and develop innovative strategic solutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of commissioning, procurement and contracting processes, policies and legislation.



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Job CategoryCommissioning, Projects & Programme Management

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