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Commissioning Manager

  • Location

    Morden, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    £240.96 - £253 per hour

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Commissioning Manager to join our clients offices based in Morden on a temporary contract basis for 2 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Commissioning Manager, your main duties will include:

  • To have an good understanding of the health issues affecting London and Merton and an awareness of central and regional government approaches and relevant legislation.
  • To be an expert in their field and have a depth and breadth of knowledge in substance misuse and mental health in order to provide advice and support on related issues.
  • To be responsible for the effective commissioning of adult integrated substance misuse services and PH Mental Health Services.
  • To undertake contract monitoring ensuring compliance with specifications and quality standards, providing advice, guidance and challenge where needed to ensure contract compliance.
  • To establish and sustain key partnerships including other Council Departments General Practice, Community Pharmacy, Merton CCG, Community and Voluntary Sector and through these, influence both the substance misuse/mental health and wider Public Health agendas.
  • To be responsible for the running of the life course substance misuse partnership board, ensuring the agenda and workplan are agreed, papers are distributed in a timely way and meetings are recorded in line with TOR.
  • To undertake needs analysis, gain market intelligence and develop business cases to inform commissioning/decommissioning decisions.

To be successful for this Commissioning Manager post you will need to have:

  • BSc (Hons) / MSc or equivalent qualification in a Public Health related discipline.
  • A wide and detailed expert knowledge, showing depth and breadth, and understanding of substance misuse and mental health.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the government agenda, legislative framework, guidance and regulations relating to Substance Misuse and Mental Health.
  • Experience of working in a public health related environment and influencing policy and stakeholders on Substance Misuse and Mental Health
  • Experience in developing and managing complex multi agency partnerships related to the field of Substance Misuse and Mental Health.
  • Experience of effectively communicating with internal partners, the public and with providers to change practice or behaviours
  • Good oral and written communication skills, able to present matters clearly and concisely, considering the recipient of the information
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with colleagues and service users, including the local community and businesses, individuals and groups
  • Ability to work autonomously, to plan and manage own workload and respond to changing demands and priorities, whilst maintaining quality services

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35 hours per week

Monday - Friday

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