Social Care Project Manager

Up to £10,000
24 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Overview

• To manage the effective delivery of key commissioning related projects across ASC Commissioning. This will be through standard project management practices, including project planning, reporting and change control and other commissioning related practices.

• To ensure that all commissioned services deliver a person-centred approach that promotes independence, choice and control and puts dignity at the heart of care and support.

• To ensure that the voice of people who use the services, their carers and their advocates are at the heart of the commissioning and review of services through effective mechanisms for involvement and consultation.

Key Responsibilities

• To ensure the commissioning of services to meet the priorities for improving the health and well-being of vulnerable adults and their carer’s. This will involve working with key partners, including the NHS, to identify local service development and opportunities for joint working.

• Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic commissioning plans to deliver the businesses strategic objectives, which are effective, and customer focused.

• To provide effective oversight and co-ordination to drive service improvement and ensure the commissioning programme delivers on time and within budget

• To ensure effective budget monitoring arrangements are in place within any projects the post holder is responsible for and that timely corrective action is taken to deal with any variances and eventualities that arise.

• To ensure liaison and joint working with providers and potential providers of services to support market development in response to identified local need

• To review commissioned services, including writing reports on service performance

• To establish and maintain project management arrangements for the delivery of the commissioning work programme across the service area, taking responsibility for ensuring project delivery.

• To ensure that the team pursue the highest standards of service, ensuring full compliance with all relevant Care Act requirements and the businesses procurement, contract and finance standards to secure best value services.

• To undertake commissioning and service development work relating to market testing, market management and service reconfiguration exercises within care home and home care market.

• Ensure full compliance with the systems including finance, procurement and legal governance, risk management, performance monitoring and information governance

Specific Qualifications and Experience

• Significant experience of adult social care commissioning including delivery of projects.

• Experience of developing service user and stakeholder involvement in the commissioning and delivery of services to implement and deliver strategic service outcomes

• Knowledge of current relevant legislation and statutory duties, responsibilities and best practice in relation to the commissioning and contracting of Adult Services

• To be responsible for collating and analysing of data from providers and support the interrogation of financial spend to support the effective commissioning of services.

• Significant experience of preparing formal reports, impact assessments as and when required.

Personal Qualities & Attributes

• High level of resilience, advocacy, persuasion and emotional intelligence

• Decisions have major impact on Commissioning service provision that carry a high level of risk for the business