Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen tojoin the newly established NHS Devon Integrated Care Board (ICB). We arelooking for a dynamic, highly organised and experienced Senior CommissioningManager to work within our Women & Childrens Commissioning Team.

You will have project managementexpertise and an extensive knowledge of commissioning. You will be passionateabout driving forward timely delivery of the National and Devon objectives anddeliverables for these priorities for Children & Young People, ensuringthat they have the best chances in life and reduce inequalities.

You will act as a leader within theDevon healthcare system and work closely with partners from all areas (socialcare, education, community sector and health), ensuring that the voice ofchildren and families is at the core of all we do.

Main duties of the job

The main priorities of this role is to leadthe four CYP programmes, managing the contract strategically and operationallywhich include:

  • The leadership and capacity to drive forwards at pace programme objectives for elective recovery and winter planning are time critical. There are four key priorities:
    • CYP Elective Recovery of Paediatric Specialty services
    • Winter and surge planning for Paediatric Specialties
    • Surgery in Children Game Change Programme
    • Acute and Ambulatory Game Changer Programme.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders you will robustly manage projects, workstreams and initiatives in line with agreed priorities and national targets ensuring CYP and families can access services and care close to home.
  • The role supports the business in driving transformation as well as value for money in planning, commissioning and service.
  • The role is designed to build a combination of subject matter expertise and technical skills to develop a strong service delivery.

For an informalchat about this role please contact Hannah Pugliese

About us

NHS Devon Integrated CareSystem

As an Integrated Care System(ICS), we recognise now more than ever that we can only provide the care thatpeople really need by working together. Together for Devon therefore representsa partnership where health and care services work together with localcommunities to improve peoples health, wellbeing and care. It aims totransform health and care services so they are clinically, socially andfinancially sustainable.

Our vision is simple: equalchances for everyone in Devon to lead long, happy and healthy lives. To achievethis, we have set out six ambitions for the next five years that will help ustransform services including: Effective and efficient care, embedding theIntegrated Care Model, the Devon deal (a citizen-led approach to health andcare), Children and young people, Digital Devon and ensuring Equality.

About NHS Devon

As part of theDevon ICS, NHS Devon IntegratedCare Board is responsible for the majority of countys NHS budget, anddevelopsa plan to improve peoples health, deliver high-quality care and better valuefor money. The organisation is led by a diverse board, with an aim to improve peoples lives inDevon wherever they live to reduce health inequalities and make sure we candeliver these services for the long term.

For moreinformation, visit our ICS website www.icsdevon.co.ukand our NHS Devon website www.devon.icb.nhs.uk.

Date posted

22 December 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£48,526 to £54,619 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

D9144-22-0580

Job locations

Devon County Hall

Topsham Road

Exeter

EX2 4QL

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see theattached Job description and person specification for full details of the roleand responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see theattached Job description and person specification for full details of the roleand responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.
  • Member of relevant professional body.

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to masters level equivalent.
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development.
  • Should have an appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, the Strategic Health Authority and individual provider and commissioning organisations.

Planning & Management Skills and Autonomy

Essential

  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
  • Comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects
  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others. Experience of managing and motivating a team and reviewing performance of the individuals.
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Sponsor/ Manager, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies.
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Experience of identifying and interpreting National policy. Experience of researching best practice (globally, private and public sector), interpreting its relevance and processes/ practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system reform (advising on policy implementation).

Communication Skills and Analytical

Essential

  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • Strategic thinking ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise

Physical Skills and Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate keyboard skills.
  • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.

Financial Resources and Other

Essential

  • Used to working in a busy environment.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions
  • Professional calm and efficient manner.
  • Effective organizer, influencer and networker.
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
  • Completer/Finisher.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.
  • Member of relevant professional body.

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive knowledge of specialist areas, acquired through post graduate diploma or equivalent experience or training plus further specialist knowledge or experience to masters level equivalent.
  • Evidence of post qualifying and continuing professional development.
  • Should have an appreciation of the relationship between the Department of Health, the Strategic Health Authority and individual provider and commissioning organisations.

Planning & Management Skills and Autonomy

Essential

  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
  • Comprehensive experience of project principles techniques and tools such as Prince 2 and Managing Successful Projects
  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others. Experience of managing and motivating a team and reviewing performance of the individuals.
  • Must be able to use initiative to decide relevant actions and make recommendations to Sponsor/ Manager, with the aim of improving deliverables and compliance to policies.
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues, working to tight and often changing timescales
  • Experience of identifying and interpreting National policy. Experience of researching best practice (globally, private and public sector), interpreting its relevance and processes/ practices which could be implemented successfully to achieve system reform (advising on policy implementation).

Communication Skills and Analytical

Essential

  • Must be able to provide and receive highly complex, sensitive or contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Negotiate on difficult and controversial issues including performance and change.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Ability to analyse complex facts and situations and develop a range of options
  • Takes decisions on difficult and contentious issues where there may be a number of courses of action.
  • Strategic thinking ability to anticipate and resolve problems before they arise

Physical Skills and Equality and Diversity

Essential

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with intermediate keyboard skills.
  • Needs to have a thorough understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems.

Financial Resources and Other

Essential

  • Used to working in a busy environment.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Willing to engage with and learn from peers, other professionals and colleagues in the desire to provide or support the most appropriate interventions
  • Professional calm and efficient manner.
  • Effective organizer, influencer and networker.
  • Demonstrates a strong desire to improve performance and make a difference by focusing on goals.
  • Completer/Finisher.

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