Market Development Officer

Job Category: Technical & Professional
Reference HQ00022391
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 4 months with potential to be extended
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £18.49 to £19.96 per hour

Purpose of the role:

The Provider and Community Catalyst Function of the Commissioning, Quality and Outcomes function is responsible for the development, planning and implementation of providers events and engagement schemes, ensuring that there is ongoing and continuous communication with both the provider market and voluntary sector. The team will develop a robust approach to Community Capacity Building (based on evidenced best practice examples) in order to expand possibilities and options for people who may be in need of services and support.

  • To support the Joint Provider and Community Catalyst Manager in creating effective programmes for the engagement and development of the provider market taking into account the plans from the Older People and Inclusion service areas and any joint plans with the CCG
  • To work directly with the third sector to develop a wider understanding of the social care market, opportunities and pressures
  • To help facilitate bringing third sector and service users together to explore ideas of building community capacity and alternatives to more formal service provision
  • Help support effective partnership working and interactions across all key stakeholders and opportunities for joint approaches and opportunities across Public Health, health, the CCG & Adult Social Care Commissioning
  • Work closely with Brokerage and commissioning staff as well as health colleagues in the development of a Community Information Directory and help build innovative options for strengths based care.
  • Support the embedding of wellbeing and prevention ideas in commissioning and contracts based on learning in other areas or from other partners and stakeholders.
  • Help schedule, set up and run provider and 3rd sector events ensuring that there is ongoing and continuous communication across all sector providers.
  • Maintain a database of all providers (contracted and on the community service director) and support regular communication campaigns, newsletter production and awareness correspondence with the provider and third sector market about best practice, up and coming events and new initiatives.
  • Support the Joint Provider and community Catalyst Service Manager and other CQO managers in the development of joint initiatives as directed by the AD of Commissioning
  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent experience in commissioning
  • Experience and Knowledge
  • Knowledge of national standards and legislation and current policy relating to support and care services
  • Experience of working in a commissioning or contracting environment
  • Experience of working in an environment related to at least one of the vulnerable groups covered by the Commissioning, Quality and Outcomes function

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