Associates programme

WM ADASS operates an Associates pool via Shropshire Council’s procurement portal to recruit suppliers to provide support for our regional Improvement Programme.

To qualify to register for the framework we require you to confirm that you:

1. have a commitment to a region with a sustainable health and care system, that supports thriving economies and communities, promoting independence and social justice

2. Understand the concept of sector-led improvement and how it applies in a health and social care context

3. Are able to work at a strategic level with West Midlands ADASS or equivalent regional organisation

Suppliers must be able to demonstrate values, skills, knowledge and ability in the attributes listed below:

• identifying, communicating and implementing new models of work to build sustainable delivery models for adult social care and health in the future

• advanced skills in mapping and analysis across agencies and an ability to translate and communicate complex data and information to multiple stakeholders

• advanced knowledge of the current Adult Social Care/Health national policy landscape, key policy drivers and using this knowledge when working with the sector and its partners to promote, influence and support effective improvement

• expert knowledge of performance management, an understanding of the performance challenges and risks facing organizations delivering or potentially delivering adult social care services in the West Midlands

• expert knowledge of Adult Social Care related Key Performance Indicators, knowledge management, performance trends and exceptions

• competent communication and commercially driven skills in commissioning and market shaping and demand management in an Adult Social Care context

• high level understanding of the current and future workforce requirements of social care and health and an appreciation of asset based approaches to workforce development

• evidence-based market development and provider relationships, outcomes-based contracting and its implications for contract monitoring, performance measurement and reward

• understanding of digital and telecare solutions and capability of communicating their capacity to improve service outcomes

• experience of working within Health and with Health professionals – both in terms of Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and NHS/Clinical Commissioning Groups

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