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Leicester City Council

Public Health Commissioning Manager

Job description

Are you interested in improving the lives of some of our most vulnerable people in Leicester? 
Join us as a Commissioning Manager within our drugs and alcohol public health team and help us bring our vision forward for a fairer society in which everyone can live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives.
What you’ll be doing
Drug and alcohol use can have a wide range of detrimental impacts at an individual and societal level including chronic liver disease, mental and behaviour disorders, homelessness and increased risk of contact with the criminal justice system. Contributing factors to addiction are multi faceted and require a multi faceted response that places the individual at the heart. As commissioning manager you will be responsible for leading our commissioning response to our treatment and recovery services. This will include working with our data analysts to understand the needs of our population, working with our providers to ensure that services best these needs in line with current evidence and guidelines, ensuring that contracts are managed constructively and robustly including financially and most of all working to ensure that the people who draw upon our support can access services that are joined up and fit for purpose. This will require you to build relationships and work in true partnership with our stakeholders that include voluntary organisations, the criminal justice system, the NHS, the integrated care board and with people with lived experience.
Leicester has been a recipient of several government grants to support its work around drugs and alcohol and you will lead on the coordination and progress monitoring of at least two of these grant awards.
You'll have a small team to support the work so will have an opportunity to develop, supervise, manage and support others in order to achieve our aims and develop their future careers.
What you’ll need
Experience of strategic planning and commissioning of health, public health or prevention services including assessment of need, identification of gaps and priorities, development of service specifications and ongoing monitoring of contracts. 
With a good eye for detail and understanding of data, you'll be able to monitor progress but also identify areas for service improvement and development, that your organisational and management skills will then enable you to progress. Your knowledge of public health services relevant quality standards will ensure that all our services are evidence based and of a high quality.
With your excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, you'll have the skills to present complex reports to a wide range of different audiences. Your relationship skills will enable you to engage with all our stakeholders particularly those with lived experience.
You'll have experience of managing and leading staff to achieve the best they can, and of managing programmes of work to successful, high-quality outcomes.

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