Location: Westminster, London (may consider Home Based but there will be a requirement to work from London frequently)
Fixed Term or Secondment opportunity until 31 March 2020
As part of our Care and Health Improvement Programme we are seeking a Senior Adviser to join us to support improvement in social care commissioning and markets shaping. You will take a lead on this area of work that we deliver jointly with ADASS, and contribute to other areas such as integration with health care and digital transformation.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the difference excellent social care commissioning can make, proactive to take forward proposals and responsive to react to changes in the sector. Ability to influence at all levels, tact, diplomacy and tenacity go without saying.
You will have significant senior level experience of local authority social care commissioning across all settings and a track record of working with providers to develop the market. Importantly you will know what works and why and be able to communicate this effectively to others.
You will also have experience and knowledge of working in the public sector and leadership at managerial levels. You will therefore have experience of leading individuals and bringing clear direction to ensure high quality outputs. You will also have strong programme management skills, being able to demonstrate effective delivery and leadership.
You will bring an enthusiasm for working with councils and stakeholders at all levels, ideally experience of working at a national level and in depth knowledge of how sector led approaches can bring about change to social care. You will understand the importance of service design and be able to bring creative to this programme. You will be able to demonstrate clear communication and be able to effectively communicate to a range of partners and stakeholders.
You will be expected to demonstrate the ability to independently lead programmes, using your initiative to ensure these meet local authority and stakeholder expectations and demonstrate a robust approach to reporting, communications and engagement.
Overall, you will be able to demonstrate professionalism and be able to advance this critical part of our Care and Health Improvement Programme.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Andrew Hughes, Head of Care and Health Improvement Programme by email email@example.com .
Please note the Job Description is generic, with details of the role outlined above.
Closing Date: Monday 11 March 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 27 or Thursday 28 March 2019
As a Disability Confident Leader the LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community