Head of Commissioning - Older People / Age Well

Posted 19 July 2022
Salary £600 - 650 per day + Inside IR35
LocationTower Hamlets
Job type Contract
DisciplineInterim & Executive
Contact NameJohn Shorrock

Job description

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside Tower Hamlets Council to appoint a talented Head of Commissioning (Older People) on a Contract basis. 

As an Head of Commissioning you’ll play a vital role in leading and setting direction, ambition and scale for the CCG and Council’s joint commissioning arrangements including as they relate to the Tower Hamlets Together Partnership.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, driven and determined to make a difference!

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

About the role

Based in Tower Hamlets you will be tasked with delivering key strategic objectives including:

  • To lead and manage a joint strategic commissioning function to support the Directorate, Tower Hamlets Together, CCG and where required the Council more widely.
  • To ensure that robust commissioning strategies and frameworks are in place so that sufficient high quality services are provided in Tower Hamlets for service users. 
  • To be responsible for the commissioning and quality assurance of services ensuring these reflect the Council’s and CCG core values and best meet the needs of the local community.
  • To manage contracts pertinent to the CCG and the Directorate for service delivery, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of better outcomes for service users.

About you
The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Experience at a senior level in managing commissioning arrangements for older people
  • Experience in some or all of commissioning – domiciliary care; older people’s care homes; extra care sheltered housing; hostels
  • Experience of strategy development and transformation in these areas
  • Experience of working with the NHS and in particular on community health services and discharge from hospital
  • Experience of working in a partnership structure and a political context

Also Desired:

  • Knowledge of the legal, practice and financial frameworks governing relevant services in local government and the CCG’s health environment; including understanding of the implications of NHSE and Social Care Reforms e.g. SEND, Five Year Forward View.
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area
  • Experience of commissioning in the areas of maternity, children and young people.

About the company

You'll be working for Tower Hamlets Council a high profile local government body focussed on only the best outcomes for its residents and stakeholders.

What’s on offer

  • Salary: £650 per day Inside IR35

Please submit your CV with the rate you require

  • Overtime: no options available
  • Contract type: 6 month minimum, likely to extend.
  • Hours: 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

How to apply 

  • Please send your CV
  • Once your CV is received, if you are successful you will be contacted.
  • Due to the extremely high number of applications, it may not be possible to contact every applicant. As such, if you are not contacted please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £250 so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to John Shorrock on refer@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk remembering to include your details as well. 

*T’s & C’s apply.