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Specialist Commissioner

Job Title: Specialist Commissioner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Trafford Park
Salary: £313 per day
Contact Name: Emma Fisher
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

4Recruitment Services are seeking to recruit a Specialist Commissioner to support our client based in Manchester, Trafford.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Trafford’s All Age Commissioning Directorate.

Hybrid working arrangement require a minimum of two days in the office (Tuesday and Thursday usually) but may need attendance of face to face meeting on any given day.

The post holder will be the lead Commissioner in a very busy and varied role overseeing Market Management in relation to Trafford’s older persons’ market. The main areas of responsibility will be Nursing, Residential Care and Home Care. The postholder will be key to driving forward a transformation agenda which supports an improved and sustainable bed based and community offer for our residents, with efficient and effective contract management, quality assurance and innovation.. Working closely with our Adult Health and Social Care colleagues, you will work on our key priorities developing our commissioning approach so that we make a difference for people needing our services ensuring we have a sustainable offer to support the wider system across Trafford. In particular, your focus will be Hospital Discharge processes and admission avoidance, Quality Assurance, and Discharge to Assess provision together with improving our community offer for our local residents; ensuring that our local providers provide a comprehensive high quality person-centered range of support.

You will support our ASC colleagues with complex cases in respect of discharges, ensuring safe and efficient discharges, positively challenging provider decisions where necessary to expedite those discharge arrangements, particularly at periods of system escalation. You will oversee the continued development of the Quality Assurance Framework for Commissioned providers, together with our Provider Concerns system to collate intelligence to drive quality improvement.

As a specialist commissioner you will lead a portfolio of commissioning activities, related to Residential, Nursing and Homecare and have extensive experience and knowledge and a significant understanding of the key issues relevant to commissioning. You will ensure all commissioned services are both delivering value for money and high quality services which deliver agreed outcomes. This will include oversight of key aspects of the Trafford 2031 vision, the health and social care system and substantial commissioning budgets. You will also work closely with key partners within Trafford, particularly leading on strategic initiatives relevant to the integration of health and social care in Greater Manchester, working closely with partners across the North West. This will include managing resources (staff and budgets) as well as partnership contributions.

You will be able to demonstrate being able to plan and prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Working with the other Specialist Commissioners in the All Age commissioning service, you will ensure appropriate integration with the other thematic areas within the services for adult social care, children’s health and children’s social care portfolios. With particular reference to Residential, Nursing and Homecare, you will review our current offer in line with the Trafford Locality Plan which summarises our ambition to support people to live at home for longer by ensuring more robust locality-based services which will reduce the need for more restrictive services, reduce hospital admissions and provide a step-down offer of support.

What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 07442 626 815  or email