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Job Title Commissioning & Projects Manager (Drugs, Alcohol & Complex Lives) - Fixed Term 3 years.
Job reference SPH89
Department Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate
Grade SCP 29 - 32
Pay From: £33,486 To: £36,371 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 06 July 2022
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Job Description
We are looking for someone ideally with experience of commissioning drugs and alcohol services, to join the St Helens’ Public Health team. St Helens will receive a significant amount of national funding over the next 3 years, and we are looking for someone to work alongside our excellent drugs and alcohol services, to help deliver the ambitions of the national drugs strategy 2021. This will include getting more people into treatment, linking more closely with the criminal justice system, preventing drugs-related deaths and helping more people back into work as part of their recovery.

Working with the Lead Consultant in Public Health, you will play a vital role in the commissioning and performance of services, such as the Community Drugs and Alcohol Service (Change Grow Live (CGL)), the Inpatient detoxification services, and other contracts that may be held with third sector providers, academic institutions, pharmacies and GPs.
You will be our link into the relevant Cheshire & Merseyside Commissioning and Public Health networks and will work closely with our colleagues at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID).

You will also help us to develop a new integrated ‘Complex Lives’ programme for people with multiple and complex needs including drugs and alcohol, trauma, homelessness, mental health, victim or perpetrator of crime or violence. Working with key stakeholders, service users and a project team, you will support the development of an exciting new way of working in the borough to improve outcomes for this group of people.

We have flexible ways of working in place in St Helens and currently work in a hybrid way. You will be able to continue to work virtually from home on some days and meet with the team and colleagues in person on other days. You will be part of the specialist public health team within the Integrated Health and Care directorate, which also includes the CCG and Adult Social Care. You will be part of a supportive learning environment where we value the development of our team members.

Interviews will be held at the end of July.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

If you require more information, have questions, or would just like an informal discussion about whether this role might be for you, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Loughlin , Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Department, Tel 07753 100879
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Person Specification - Commissioning & Projects Manager SPH89.pdf
Job Description - Commissioning & Projects Manager SPH89.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form - SPH89.pdf
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