View Vacancy -- Commissioner (Personal and Community Health)
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of the people of Haringey is a core corporate priority. We are in the north of the capital (London) with a population of approximately 250,000 people. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus and where diversity is celebrated, and rights protected. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our residents.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
You will be joining the dynamic Haringey public health team which enjoys all the benefits of being both embedded within the Council and having a special relationship with our NHS partners in the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Tackling health inequalities and promoting wellbeing is our core business. The team is very diverse having a mixture of public health consultants and strategists, health in all policy officers, domestic violence strategists and specialist children’s and adult commissioners, we also attract a lot of trainees who regularly bring in a fresh perspective. Because this post is about changing lifestyles it works across the team as well as with other Council departments and the CCG. The team’s excellence is recognised throughout London, offering lots of opportunities to network. Our main lifestyles service One You Haringey is thriving and so you can focus on being creative and innovative. This year is a tendering year so will be very busy and exciting.
You will have worked either managing or commissioning lifestyles services for a minimum 2 years. Whilst previous experience as a commissioner is desirable, we actively consider service mangers who have experience of commissioning via being a senior provider. As well as being very passionate and knowledgeable about smoking cessation, weight management, exercise and health checks you will be highly skilled in monitoring, budget management, presenting, report writing and dealing with public health data. People skills are critical, you will be able to understand and work with key stake holders including providers, GPs and residents. You will be confident chairing and attending multiagency meetings. As a Public Health Officer, you will undertake ongoing professional development, being up to date and briefing the Council on the latest evidence.
You will be responsible for the day to day contract management of the services you commission, ensuring that they are delivering maximum benefit to residents. You will ignite passion into council and NHS colleagues to maximize their behavior change opportunities.
Above all, you will be committed to the Haringey values and being part of an organisation which aims to be forward thinking, responsive and meeting the diverse needs of our residents, by contributing to service planning, delivery, policies and procedures.
Closing Date: Monday 2nd March 2020
- Knowledge of the commissioning cycle
- Excellent verbal and oral communication skills