Mental Health Commissioning Lead
NHS England
Bristol, England
5d ago

Mental Health Commissioning Lead

NHS AfC : Band 8c

Main areaMental Health commissioningGradeNHS AfC : Band 8cContractPermanentHoursPart time : 20 hours per weekJob ref990-1-EI2584-SW SiteSouth PlazaTownBristolSalary£63,751 - £73,664 per annum pro-rataSalary periodYearlyClosing06 / 08 / 2020 23 : 59Interview date19 / 08 / 2020

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you.

Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern.

In addition, although the role advertised may have an home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations.

If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities.

As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

As a result of recent NHSE / I re-structures and the move towards increased system working, we have an exciting opportunity to join the South West Specialised Commissioning team.

As part of an integrated Commissioning Directorate (which includes Health and Justice, Public Health and Primary Care Commissioning), Specialised Commissioning is responsible for both acute and mental health services from a wide range of NHS, private and third sector providers.

The post of Mental Health Commissioning Lead will work to the Deputy Director of Specialised Commissioning as part of a dynamic team, delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Specialised Commissioning team.

The post holder will lead the delivery of an efficient, effective and high quality professional and well co-ordinated commissioning programme for Specialised Adult Metal Health and Children Services service across the South West of England capable of meeting all statutory, regulatory and NHS requirements ensuring alignment with the activity of the organisation.

This post holder will be responsible for :

  • Providing quality management and oversight of retained functions as responsible commissioner for prescribed services;
  • Leading the regional implementation of national programmes;
  • Delivering regional programmes of work including linking into Mental health programme board leads within STP’s;
  • Acting as lead commissioner for all non-Provider Collaborative services whilst these remain directly commissioned by NHS England
  • Supporting the oversight of Provider Collaboratives and assuring the delegated commissioning function which these bodies exercise on behalf of NHS England.
  • Providing line management to identified support staff.
  • Providing clinical supervision for some clinical staff.
  • Coordinating interventions required to ensure that complex, or difficult to place patients are supported to access the appropriate service, and that any identified service failings or inappropriate placements are rectified as swiftly as possible.
  • This role specifically supports the Mental Health portfolio, with contracts from both NHS and Independent Sector healthcare providers across a geography comprising Cornwall up to Gloucester and across to Dorset.

    You will work alongside the regional Learning Disabilities and Autism services. You will have experience of building sound and transparent relationships, negotiating / managing contracts, but not necessarily within an NHS environment.

    You will need to have a strong awareness and understanding of project and programme management and be a self-starter, who enjoys a challenge, can deal with competing deadlines and changing priorities and is able to work autonomously, as well as part of a dynamic, supportive team who are geographically dispersed across the South West.

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