Service Manager – Adult Commissioning and Market Development

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/04/2024 12:00
£66,526 pa
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Adult Social Care and Commissioning, Town Hall, South Shields
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Closing date:
19 Apr
Further Information
Service Manager – Adult Commissioning and Market Development
£66,526 pa

Are you or have you previously worked as a Senior/Strategic Adults Commissioning leader?
We are looking for an experienced Commissioning leader to join our senior management team who will provide strategic commissioning leadership throughout the whole commissioning cycle including the management and development of local care and third sector markets.
You will have experience in co-producing services with communities, excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a desire to make a difference in South Tyneside.
About the Role:
Working collaboratively with the market, people, and colleagues across the system, you'll implement transformational change through commissioning for outcomes. You'll have responsibility for delivering all commissioning activities relating adult services.
Through developing strong partnerships and utilising appropriate governance structures, you'll lead the commissioning of high-quality services that support South Tyneside people to live better and independent lives.
You will take strategic responsibility for co-producing future models of support and services with partners, stakeholders, people and markets to ensure effective services are available. You will lead the transformation of services and markets to improve outcomes for people.
You will be responsible for all aspects of adults commissioning activity including workforce management ensuring your teams and functions are CQC inspection ready.
Alongside your salary you will receive an excellent package of annual leave, pension contributions and sickness pay with first-class support and development.
About You:
You will have experience in managing commissioning at a Senior Level, you will be passionate about coproduction and system working to bring about the delivery of high-quality services, enabling people to live better lives. 
You will be accustomed to leading diverse teams through embedding systems and corporate governance to bring about change. whilst being willing to challenge the status quo to ensure adults within South Tyneside are supported to Live Better Lives.
You will have experience of the social care system, regulation and reporting requirements.
Finally as the main driver for South Tyneside’s adults commissioning function, you will be a passionate, innovative, professional and a real team player. 
About Us:
Adult Social Care is changing in South Tyneside. We are a forward-thinking Council that is developing innovative approaches to meet our challenges. Focusing on People, Place and Partnerships, this is a great time to join us. With our new Council Leadership, and a recent service review, we have a 5-year Vision and Strategy for Adult Social Care to help support the next stage of our journey. Working closely with all our partners our vision for the future is to see every person in South Tyneside with care and support needs “Living Better Lives”, to fully utilise their strengths and assets, to remain safe and well; in the neighbourhoods and communities they call home.
Joining us at this time will ensure you are at the forefront of helping to develop and embed co-production and co-delivery, delivering new models of support. We remain fully committed to supporting our staff to grow and develop, and we will provide you with the opportunity to use your skills and learn new ones. Through the development of our Values and Behaviour Framework we will fully support staff to become Curious, Accountable, Responsive and Empowered (CARE).
For any information about the role, please contact Nikki Carter – Head of Community Services email: Nikki.carter@southtyneside.gov.uk
We offer an excellent benefits package and further information is available here - www.southtyneside.gov.uk/workinghere  
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Closing date: Noon, 19 April 2024.
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This job is closed for applications.