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Strategic Transformation Lead (Dorchester)

Salary details: £40760 - £46433

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Dorset Council
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Children's
Salary details
£40,760 - £46,433
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Tracey Old
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 221761
Closing Date
12 July 2020 11:00 PM
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Commissioning covers

• Strategic transformation and change management – including horizon scanning and forward planning.

• Strategic commissioning, including work with Public Health, Adults and Place to develop whole life or place based approaches.

• Sufficiency, including early years, school place, youth, and social care, and the promotion of SEND and Care Leaver local offers

• Brokerage – using our budgets to broker services which will impact on identified need, and supporting locality teams to deliver integrated and needs based services based on early help and relationship-based practice.

This role works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver all commissioning and reform activities for children’s services and take responsibility for the end to end strategic direction and delivery of commissioning, transformation and service improvement activity through the provision of senior programme leadership across a portfolio of projects.

What you will be doing

You will:

o Be responsible for planning, coordination and control of the directorate’s commissioning and reform programme

o Embed effective project, change and risk management frameworks

o Lead on the identification and management of interdependencies between projects and programmes of work

o Provide advice and expertise on change, project and programme management methodologies

About you

You will be able to see the big picture in understanding the needs of children and young people in Dorset, and able to think flexibly about how these needs can be met on a whole system basis. You will be required to analyse, assimilate and use evidence from a wide range of sources including co-production, data, intelligence and research. The ability to translate this into strategies, policies and plans that are understood by others is essential, along with the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of these plans.

Interview date: 20th July 2020

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

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