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|Directorate||Adult and Community Services|
|Hours per week||37|
|Rate||£12.00 per hour, PAYE|
We are seeking a temporary Contracts and Service Development Officer on behalf of the Adult and Community Services within Suffolk County Council. As a Contracts and Service Development Officer you will be responsible for ensuring that the sound operational delivery is provided to the Contracts and Service Development Management Team within the allocated area that takes the lead on behalf of Adult and Community Service for all elements of the commissioning cycle for a major area of service or service category, or even smaller areas. This will include planning, service redesign, market development, procurement and contract management activity. Your focus will primarily be on the operational aspects of the commissioning cycle, ensuring sound contract management of providers, including qualify control, business intelligence, financial oversight and engagement with social work teams.
Whilst working as a Contracts and Service Development Officer you will deputise for the Senior Contracts and Service Development Officer within the team, and you will also be a strong operational and administrative support in the oversight of the contracts entered into and ensuring the efficient delivery of contract management activities, ensuring services are monitored for financial viability, quality, delivery and cost, delivering savings where relevant and appropriate and driving up contract performance.
All the above activity will be shaped by the underlying Principles and Duties of the Care Act:
-Working to a principle of prevention –wellbeing, independence and social capital, articulated in ACS through the “Supporting Lives Connecting Communities” service delivery model
-Securing personalised Care and support- outcome- based and promoting choice and independence
-Supporting Family Carers as partners
-Shaping- care market demand and supply, in line with the above three duties
-Ensuring care market sustainability – including workforce and role of care in the wider economy
-Duty of partnership and a ‘whole system’ approach to commissioning
This role is currently home based.
You will be expected to have previous experience in supporting service planning and market development and contract management activities for public and/or private/voluntary sector organisations and a knowledge of the social care business gained through previous experience, education and/or training at a senior level.
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