Strategy and Commissioning Manager

Wokingham, Wokingham

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HS372708_1568816845
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-18
  • Location: Wokingham, Wokingham
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-17
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for an experienced Strategy and Commissioning Manager for Wokingham Council.

Main Duties:

To drive, develop and oversee the implementation of the placement strategy within Children's Services

The strategy must ensure that we work with children and families to help support them to remain together when it is safe to do so, offer high quality evidence based practice, strong and effective management oversight, consistently good services which provides good quality care when children are looked after

Effective development of the provider market in order to

Ensure that a sufficiently diverse range of services are available to ensure sufficiency

Ensure that these services offer quality social care to the council

The strategic management of provider markets

Maintaining an effective and robust relationship with providers

Directing the market to meet the strategic priorities of the council and the projected needs Oversight of the quality of the services offered by providers in order to ensure continuous improvement

Using market intelligence to maintain oversight of the long term sustainability of markets and market providers

Robust cost management for the council including the delivery of cashable savings and efficiencies to enable the council to achieve budgetary targets on external expenditure.

Cost management and efficiencies will focus on staying put arrangements

Care leavers and the interplay with housing benefit and supported accommodation

UASC funding o Reduction in out of area high cost supported accommodation placements

Reduction in IFA placements

Reduction in residential

Development of enhanced fostering model

Improved edge of care offer

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

Experience in similar role

For more information please call Heather Scase on 0203 743 6103

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