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Service Manager - Commissioning (Mental Health)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 13 £39,867 - £43,282 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to funding 12 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
20 January 2019
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Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we are looking for an enthusiastic, suitably qualified person to join the Commissioning Team.

The successful candidate will combine their knowledge of a range of mental health conditions and how these impact on people’s daily lives with a sound knowledge of the commissioning cycle and its application to support the design and delivery of recovery focused support and effective care pathways for people with mental ill health.  This will include close partnership working with our adult care mental health social work managers and our mental health enablement service, as well as with a range of statutory, independent and voluntary sector providers.

As Service Manager – Commissioning (Mental Health), some of your responsibilities will include:

• Developing and maintaining good working relationships with a range of partner agencies across the health and  social care system, including the voluntary sector;
• Involving people with mental ill health and their carers in the design and development of pathways of care and support;
• Promoting a person-centred, strengths-based approach in the design and delivery of services and support;
• Close partnership working with our Contracting Team and Service Providers to continually improve and develop services and support and to shape the market.

The team work closely with a wide range of partners including Public Health and CCG commissioners in contributing to the Joined up Care Derbyshire agenda and are key to implementing outcomes-focused solutions that promote well-being and independence and enable people to have choice and control in their lives.

All commissioning activity implements the Council and Adult Care Service plans; meets our statutory duties under a range of legislation and relevant national policy and develops local strategies that respond to these and the needs of the local population.

This requires strategic planning for service improvements, service redesign and development including plans for de-commissioning and developing and implementing best practice, always having a focus on person-centred outcomes.

You will be joining a strong and talented team which has a good skill mix; are passionate about their work and are friendly and supportive. 

There is an expectation that people will work flexibly and cover other specialist areas depending on priorities and pressures within the Team at the time.

You must be self-motivating; able to work to tight deadlines and able to prioritise your work.

Applicants need to ensure they also respond to the requirements set out in the 'Specific responsibilities Service Manager - Commissioning (Mental Health) document as well as the Job and Person Profiles.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sue Whetton on 01629 531024

Provisional Interview Dates: 29 & 30 January 2019