Commissioner - Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Full Time
Salary: £550.00 per day
Location: Camden, London
Sectors:Professional Services

Strategic Commissioner - Integrated Commissioning Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Full time: 35/hr a week
Start date: ASAP

AKTON Recruitment is working closely with the local authorities and we are looking for a Strategic Commissioner in the Camden area.

About the role
As a Strategic Commissioner in Camden, you will take a lead role in overseeing change programmes, service redesign and commissioning strategies across Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism services.

The post holder will report to the Head of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Commissioning, within a dynamic and partnership-focused service that sits within Camden's Adult Social Care department. The team is responsible for a wide portfolio of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism services and strategies, including supported accommodation, community and floating support, prevention services, employment and advocacy.

About you
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or have an equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level. You will need knowledge and experience of commissioning and/or an understanding of adult social care, health and housing services (ideally in relation to mental health, learning disabilities and autism).

We expect that candidates for this role will draw on their own rich and varied skills and experiences to approach it in their unique way, but we think this role will appeal especially to people who:

* Are good at working in a team and developing people, relationships and commissioning practices. For example, you will be required to manage between one and two staff members, including support, supervision, performance management and professional development.

* Experienced in managing complex programmes/projects within a multiagency environment, with good stakeholder management, negotiation and communication skills to navigate issues and solve problems.

* A passion for improving outcomes for our residents and including them in a coproduction approach to ensure their voices, strengths and needs are central to the work we do.

* Great communication skills and experience of writing and presenting reports to a range of stakeholders including senior managers and elected members.

* Building honest and effective relationships with commissioned providers and stakeholders within the council and the wider health and social care system, to work across traditional boundaries and deliver for our residents. This includes an ability to have difficult conversations in constructive ways, such as contract negotiations or implementing improvement plans.

* Ensuring the effective use of resources, such as budget management and taking decisions within the parameters of procurement regulations and local policies.