Saturday , April 13 2024

Cardiff Council Careers – ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

  • Full Time
  • Cardiff

Website Cardiff Council

About The Service

This is a brand-new post – developed to provide some dedicated and expert capacity in Provider engagement and market shaping and management within the external Cardiff Domiciliary care and Care Home sectors.


About the job

The post is located in Adult Services Commissioning and Contracts team reporting directly to the Operational Manager for Care Commissioning and Quality. This is a temporary contract for 2 years.

The remit of the post covers the following areas of business:

Leading on the market engagement of social care providers across Adult Services to ensure that providers are engaged early in the analysis and planning stages of the commissioning cycle.

Understanding provider knowledge of the market and trends, understanding the structure and capacity available in the local market to meet Adult Services requirements

Facilitating provider forums and undertake specific provider engagement in respect of annual fee setting activities, developing robust mechanisms to facilitate this, and using established frameworks (e.g., dynamic purchasing systems) to inform engagement activities.

Contributing to provider quality assurance systems to ensure good quality services that provide value for money.

Lead on market shaping and management activities to ensure that demand and need can be appropriately met by local providers building capacity in the market and supporting SMEs.

Undertake stakeholder and service user engagement and consultation.


What We Are Looking For From You

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to engage with the social care market in Cardiff.

The successful candidate will have proven project management skills and experience and experience of positively engaging public sector markets, preferably in the Social Services division.

An excellent understanding of various engagement methods is essential with a proven track record of working positively with a range of providers to achieve measurable and sustained success. Experience in a commissioning environment, particularly in relation to market management and sufficiently activities is essential.

The post may suit a qualified or experienced health and social care professional or a provider from the sector with a high level of experience and skills.

For further information please contact: [email protected]

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks and is suitable for post share.


Additional information

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have the right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This post is temporary until 31.03.2024.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body.

Due to the current interim working arrangements, we are unable to provide recruitment packs or accept application forms via the post.

Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances the interview process for these roles may be held on a virtual basis using Microsoft Teams. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process, please contact me on the email address above.

Please note the Council does not accept CV’s. When completing the supporting information section of your application, please ensure you refer to the below located on our website:

Important information you need read in order to complete your application:-

  • Application Guidance
  • Applying for jobs with us
  • Behavioural Competency Framework

Additional Information:-

  • Employee Charter
  • Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
  • Privacy Notice

Job Reference: PEO02341



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