Care Market Workforce Manager

  • Job Reference: 60621 SSLE
  • Date Posted: 13 November 2020
  • Employer: Norfolk County Council
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  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: £40,720 to £46,635
  • Sector: Marketing, Advertising & PR
  • Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Job Description

The Social Care and Health system in Norfolk is complex with 1 CCG, 7 District Councils, 3 acute hospitals, 2 community health trusts and 1 mental health trust – all combining in a single Integrated Care System with Norfolk County Council.  Workforce challenges within the Care Market in Norfolk have a significant impact on service quality and delivery and the Council is working closely with the Norfolk Care Association (NorCA) to develop a new 5-year Workforce Strategy.


As a Care Market Workforce Manager, you will take the lead in working with partners in the development, continuous review and implementation of an adult social care workforce strategy and ensuring its alignment with other key health and social care workforce strategies across the locality, region and nationally.


You will ensure the workforce is considered as part of all commissioning activity with specific responsibility for key projects in relation to the care market provider workforce. Managing these programmes and projects, you will coordinate delivery in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders across the wider health and social care system in Norfolk and Waveney to deliver a cost effective, outcome-driven service for the people of Norfolk.


With experience as a manager, likely to be within the care market or public sector and closely related to the social services, the health care agenda or community care, you will have significant experience of managing workforce programmes and projects. Your excellent communication skills will build strong networks with the adult social care sector, system partners and other stakeholders to ensure the Norfolk and Waveney Workforce Strategy supports a diverse workforce to deliver excellence in care.


You will evidence experience of managing budgets, writing tender specifications and bidding for external funding to support the social care workforce across Norfolk. With an understanding of the social care agenda and political and professional developments within the arena of care and health services, you will have a flexible and pragmatic approach to problem solving to develop practical and creative solutions to complex issues relating to the workforce challenges in Norfolk & Waveney.


This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen NCC’s relationships with our stakeholders to develop new thinking and solutions to make a significant difference to the care sector workforce in Norfolk.




All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich.  Our technology platform and equipment is first class enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.