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Head of Service Development and Contracting

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
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Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
31 March 2020 11:30 PM
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Service Development and Contracts, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and Autism Service (MHLDA), Adult and Community Services (ACS).

In this Head of Service Development and Contracting role, you will play a key role in the Learning Disability and Autism transformation programme and ensure that we provide the highest quality support services for people in Suffolk.

Your role

You will be responsible for leading and managing the service development and contract management team, and delivery of a wide range of contracts for services for people with a learning disability and / or autism including supported housing, residential care and community provision. You will work in partnership with locality-based social work teams and lead on specific pieces of work / projects to shape the way we commission services in the future.

One key project you will help to drive forward is our Housing Transformation, through which we will be developing new models of housing and pathways for our Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health customers. Therefore, knowledge and experience of commissioning housing and support and developing services for these customer groups would be desirable.

The varied nature of the role means there is lots of opportunity for you to use your individual skills and experience and build your professional network as well as personal learning and development. Whilst specifically focussing on services for people with Mental Health issues, Learning disabilities and /or Autism you will also be part of the wider ACS service development and contracts management group and collaborate on pieces of work to support the provision of care to a wider customer group.

The Team

The team have a county wide remit and all roles include a mixture of service development, contract management, and close partnership working with Social work teams and service providers.

We also have a newly appointed Provider Workforce Development Manager in our team.

If you are passionate about transforming services for people and partnership working and enjoy working in a dynamic environment this role may be for you.

Values and behaviours

Above all, we are seeking a senior manager with the right values and behaviours, to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Achieve – be the best we can be
  • Support – work as one team
  • Pride – take pride in and are proud of what we do
  • Inspire – model the ASPIRE values
  • Respect – give and earn respect
  • Empower – empower, encourage and motivate people.

At Suffolk County Council, we recognise that our staff are our greatest resource and with you in our team, we can achieve one of our authority’s priorities of enabling everyone to live long, healthy and fulfilling lives.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Clare Walker on 07860 779322 

Interview date: w/c 6 April 2020.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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