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Social Care Accommodation Development and Investment Manager

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leics, LE3 8RL 


Closing date:15 October 2019 at midnight 

Social Care Accommodation Development and Investment Manager
Salary Details: £53,016 - £58,512 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Our ambition is to develop a range of housing options, including housing with care and support schemes across Leicestershire by 2027. This will enable many more people to remain safe and independent in a suitable home environment that connects them to other people, their community and the services they need or might need in the future.
You’ll ensure this ambition becomes reality – Working with district and boroughs to ensure that social care accommodation needs are reflected within local plans, and leading negotiations with the external market of providers and developers.
As a strategic leader, your outstanding communication skills will secure buy in from all relevant parties, facilitating innovation and promoting best practice across all programme areas. Your knowledge of social care accommodation, and experience of delivering a wide range of programs, will secure the best outcomes for the council and Leicestershire residents.
Key responsibilities:
• Leadership and direction of the team to deliver the accommodation plan.
• Ensure that accommodation is utilised in all our schemes, working proactively to bring practice in terms of care, funding and development.
• Plan, prepare and deliver budgets, business cases and financial models for the accommodation plan.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with care providers, housing associations, district councils and developers.
• Maintain and improve levels of service provision, quality, accommodation and safeguarding within our schemes.
• Regularly review contractual arrangements, frameworks and service level agreements to ensure legislative compliance and maintain an optimum commercial position.
The ideal candidate:
• Proven senior management experience in a social care or property development environment.
• Demonstrable evidence of developing new commercial initiatives and successfully delivering wide ranging programmes.
• Previous experience of marketing and business development.
• Adaptable, with an innovative and positive approach.
• Effective communication skills including an ability to negotiate, persuade and influence key stakeholders at all levels.
• Self-motivated and able to plan, organise and coordinate large volumes of work
What you'll get in return:
Working at Leicestershire County Council, you can expect to receive a variety of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, the option to buy additional annual leave, and membership of the national Local Government Pension Scheme.
We also offer employee discounts on products and retailers, a cycle to work scheme, and free access to a wellbeing service including professional counselling.
A relocation package is available for this role (subject to eligibility criteria).
To apply:
If you think you share our values and have the skills we are looking for, please see the Job Profile attached and then click apply.
Please apply using your CV and supporting statement, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this post. The supporting statement should be incorporated into your CV and be no longer than 2 pages.
There are several essential requirements marked as assessed at application on the person specification attached. It is essential that in your supporting statement you respond to each of these, using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Interviews are expected to be held on 28th and 29th October.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Nev Wilkinson Tel: 0116 305 0540 Email: Nev.Wilkinson@leics.gov.uk or Fiona McMahon Tel: 0116 305 0333 Email: fiona.McMahon@leics.gov.uk
We welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
About us:
Leicestershire County Council is one of the best performing councils in the country. We’ve achieved several decades of high performance, with our success recognised by national Government, industry awards and our residents.
It’s our people that drive the council’s success. Their day-to-day effort, creativity, determination and commitment to the people of Leicestershire to help us achieve our aims. We strive each day to make a real difference for people in Leicestershire. Whether we’re fixing the roads or protecting young people, supporting a carer or helping to boost the economy.
We are proud to have achieved the ‘excellent’ status for equality in local government.
We have appeared in the Stonewall top 100 employer list for the past ten years and we value the diversity that our staff can bring to making a real difference in the lives of people from Leicestershire.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk