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Person Specification

Key Competencies

  • Partnership and collaborative working: Strong, visible and positive leadership with a proven ability to build and maintain strong networks of support both internally and externally and to forge effective partnerships with external agencies, voluntary and statutory, and key stakeholders for the continuous improvement of services. The ability to harness the full commitment and responsibility of all key stakeholders in delivering the vision of excellence for the city is critical to success.
  • Communication and Influence: Excellent communication, both oral and written. A skilled communicator in terms of the political/officer interface. Shows integrity, creates rapport, trust and confidence. The role demands ability to sell ideas and concepts, articulate shared visions across a range of stakeholders and to negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Strategic Thinking: Demonstrates a high level of political awareness and links strategies for continuous improvement with the drive to achieve national, corporate and departmental standards and goals. A dynamic and forward thinking individual in terms of leadership.
  • Strategic Planning: Strong evidence of successfully leading and managing the implementation and delivery of strategies and programmes which cross agency and service boundaries. Clear evidence of effective, outcome-focused strategic planning.
  • Financial Management: Strategic awareness of the financial structures of local authority pooled budgets and joint working arrangements such as s75 and the implications of decisions on the delivery of value for money for tax payers.

Technical Requirements (Role Specific)

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the commissioning within health and social care for adults
  • Comprehensive understanding of the structural, legislative and policy context within which the health and social care operates and the strategic issues facing the CCGs and the Council.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of the health and social care economy and the framework underpinning health and social care provision
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the NHS and local authority and its social and political environment
  • Significant expertise in commissioning and delivering service improvement in commissioning
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS process.