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Service Development Officer

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Social Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Akton Recruitment are looking for a Service Development Officer - Care Closer to Home Pathway, to join the local authority based in Kingston upon Thames.
The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for its communities. To do this the Council needs employees who thrive in an agile and networked organisation and who can support continuous improvement within a constructive organisational culture.
This role is responsible for the development and delivery of the Care Closer to Home pathway. It works in partnership with health, voluntary and community sector and service providers to design pathway and improvement programmes that turn commissioning intentions into positive outcomes for individuals. This role is focused on improvement and prevention and early intervention strategies.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to:
? Question and challenge ways of working, with an understanding of the bigger picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment
? Demonstrate agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working
? Work successfully with key stakeholders within and outside of the Council
? Demonstrate commitment to own personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the role
? Demonstrate innovation and creativity
? Actively engage in positive cross organisational communications and team working
? Communicate clearly, confidently and appropriately with colleagues using the best methods of communication for the task.

? Expert knowledge of client groups and care markets
? Experience of effective service development, redesign and improvement methodologies
? Expert knowledge of commissioning, category management and supplier relationship management, focusing on flexible end to end delivery across designated portfolio of services client groups and care markets
? Experience analysing data and developing cost benefit models
? Demonstrate excellence in partnership working with a wide range of stakeholders, multi-disciplinary teams, agencies and providers.
? Understanding and awareness of key legislation for Public Sector social care, including health, housing and social care
This is a full-time contract-based role, working Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 paying a rate of £20 per hour. The initial contract for this role is 3 months with a view to extend. If you think you're right for this role, get in touch now!