Interim Commissioning Specialist – Learning Disabilities

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Interim Commissioning Specialist - Learning Disabilities
Interim Position

Bournemouth 5208820

Posted: 22nd June 2022 12:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £355.00 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months


    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Commissioning Specialist - Learning Disabilities 

Job Ref: 5208820 


Basic DBS required for this role  

This post will primarily be responsible for the review of the Learning Disabilities and Autism Framework for registered community based support. As part of this work the post will proactively engage with the care market to ensure that there is ongoing capacity to meet identified need whilst the review takes place. This post will also support the ongoing work of the government mandated cost of care exercise to support the understanding of the true cost of care in the care market for learning disabilities and autism   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To ensure commissioned services are delivered to meet the priorities for improving the health and well-being of vulnerable adults, young people in transition to adulthood 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 service commissioning plans to deliver the Council’s strategic objectives, which are effective, and customer focused.  
  • To lead, motivate and manage staff to deliver a high quality, flexible and responsive service to internal and external customers.  
  • To provide effective oversight and co-ordination to drive service improvement and ensure the commissioning programme delivers on time and within budget  
  • Represent the service unit and the Council in multi-agency forums, working parties, local and regional bodies to contribute to the exchange of information and the promotion of best practice/’practice excellence’ developments  
  • To ensure effective budget monitoring arrangements are in place within the team and that timely corrective action is taken to deal with any variances and eventualities that arise.  
  • To work closely with partners including public health leads to contribute to the planning and delivery of commissioning priorities alongside the business planning process for the service unit and ASC directorate.  
  • 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 the Council’s procurement, contract and finance standards to secure best value services.  
  • Ensure full compliance with the Council’s systems including finance, procurement and legal governance, risk management, performance monitoring, information governance and staff performance management 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Extensive in-depth knowledge and skills across a range of these specialist areas 
  • Significant experience of adult social care commissioning including expertise in a number of specialist areas 
  • Experience of developing service user and stakeholder involvement in the commissioning and delivery of services to implement and deliver strategic service outcomes 
  • Ability to carry out work of a complex nature across a range of specialist areas including Learning Disabilities, Housing Related Support and Transitions and any other specialist areas as may be required 


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Interim Commissioning Specialist - Learning Disabilities
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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