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Freelance New Business Social Care Consultant Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, UK

A public policy specialist with a successful track record in both obtaining and delivering effective, needs-led services to vulnerable people.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£47.06 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£376.47 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:348276
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I have led a range of successful projects to build capacity and increase the supply of results driven, multi-agency responses across local authorities and their commercial or third sector partners. Motivated by social investment as well as grant funded opportunities, his understanding of the wider legal context and social care best practice is combined with excellent networking and analytical written skills that are second to none.

Fundraising: Writing bids and overseeing tendering processes from application stages into start-up. Past successes include winning local authority contracts to deliver the pan-London strategy for care leaver accommodation and support (2009), accessing the European Social Fund (2007) to deliver key skills to young people that are not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) and compiling Project Initiation Documents in order to secure central government Invest to Save funding (2004) as part of developing the National Register for Unaccompanied Children (NRUC). As well as establishing an Investment Fund to provide sustainable support to victims of crime, tenders being developed currently (awards pending) on behalf of not-for-profit clients include funds from European (Daphne III and Crime Prevention) and the UK Ministry of Justice (Victim Care Co-ordination).

Change Management: Conducting readiness assessments and developing communication and staff development plans to facilitate sustainable growth and an effective management response. Successful activities include undertaking efficiency audits (LEAN) and developing a business communications plan to support a local authority new Children’s Services team structure (2010), managing frontline redundancies resulting from feedback analysis gathered (2009) and developing robust processes in respect of implementing revised training programs, policies and procedures (2006-2009).

Performance Monitoring: Measuring success and overseeing compliance in relation to quality assurance. Successful activities undertaken include the development of an outcome based Leaving Care transition model on behalf of a local authority client (2010), implementing an internal Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) to include announced and unannounced inspections and robust paper based audit trails linked to outcomes (2006-2009) and undertaking systematic contract monitoring to ensure effective case management and best value for money through Service Level Agreements (SLA) between a local authority consortium and approved providers (2000-2006).

Project Support: Planning, organising and managing resources to an agreed scope, time and budget. Successful activities undertaken include identifying and managing stage boundaries consistent with a Prince2 approach as part of delivering the pan-London strategy for care leaver accommodation and support (2009), implementing a multi-agency European Social Fund citizenship and skills programme reporting system (2007) and facilitating data collection and analysis through planning and the design and integration of data flows exemplified by the creation of a property maintenance database to meet Housing Health and Safety requirements (2007).

Communications: Marketing, public affairs and events management to raise organisational profiles and facilitate stakeholder relations. Successful activities undertaken include developing website and multi-media platforms to enable effective partner engagements (2011), representing clients on local authority NEET reduction, integrated working and hate crime forums (2010) and chairing or co-ordinating conferences and seminars between Directors of Social Services, the Home Office, Health and other public authorities (2000-2006).

Employment History

(Jan 2010 & ongoing)

Owner / Consultant

Various

Agency Profile: Management consultancy for the social care industry specialising in capacity building, sustainable funding streams and effective needs led, results driven service delivery for public, private and third sector agencies.

Services Provided: Policy and business planning, Process engineering, Procurement and commissioning preparation and negotiation, Bid writing, Route planning and standardising operating procedures, Communications, Risk management, Programme support (Prince2) and interim leadership, Skills gap profiling, Role redesign and performance management, Team coaching, Dispute resolution and individual mentoring, Resource impact assessments (Lean efficiency and effectiveness) and socio-environmental impact reviews, Real outcome evaluations, Competence and compliance examinations, Sustainability and continuity assessments, Quality and performance monitoring (QAF, CQI and TQM), Policy and procedure development, Social wealth and media monitoring, Priority and resource identification, Service integration and remodelling, Partnership development, Data analysis and evidence gathering, Representation on NEET reduction, integrated working and hate crime forums, Case management and outcome reporting, Stakeholder relations and focus group facilitation.


(Sep 2006 to Dec 2009)

Programme Development / Services Manager

London

Agency Profile: Independent living service provider delivering community based supported accommodation, care, training and outreach to over 100 vulnerable young adults on behalf of more than 10 local authorities.

Achievements in Post: Managed recruitment and performance of 10 frontline staff, Embedded the Common Assessment Framework (Every Child Matters) into frontline operations, Managed risks among hard to reach service users (commonly those with mental health difficulties and at risk of suicide/self-harming), Engineered processes to increase service levels merited by the Supporting People’s Quality Assurance Framework, Win contracts to deliver the pan-London strategy for care leaver accommodation and support, Represent voluntary organisations on the NEET Reduction Strategy Group and the Integrated Working Board, Assessed and responded to staff/organisational development needs (Investors in People), Managed facilities (including property maintenance schedules) and created office databases to increase efficiency, Project/budget managed multi-agency citizenship and skills programmes financed by the European Social Fund, Built capacity and raised standards by linking into successful health and social care partnerships, Developed environmental and corporate/social responsibility frameworks, Resolved complaints, Managed conflict and Litigation.


(Oct 2004 to Aug 2006)

Communications / Research Co-ordinator

London

Agency Profile: Consortium of 33 London local authorities that supports its members to engage with policy making, share best practice and facilitate the commissioning of housing and care services to meet the needs of vulnerable young people from abroad.

Achievements in Post: Local government advisor to the Home Office (National Refugee Integration Forum), Produced business plans, newsletters and briefings for members. Chaired London's interim asylum support working group, Founder of the North West/West London Partnership, Created the Inter-Borough Housing Protocol on approved lodgings for young people, Assisted in the development of the National Register of Unaccompanied Children.


(Dec 1999 to Sep 2004)

Information / Contracts Officer

Westminster City Council, London

Agency Profile: Consortium of 33 London local authorities that supports its members to engage with policy making, share best practice and facilitate the commissioning of housing and care services to meet the needs of vulnerable young people from abroad.

Achievements in Post: Advised members on case law and public affairs, Co-ordinated the strategic re-settlement of families away from the South East, Responded to Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act requests, Monitored and developed Supported Housing contracts for young people in need (including Emergency Accommodation used by the Home Office).

Education

( 2007 to )

ECOTEC

Built to Compete


( 2006 to )

Office of Government Commerce - Mindscope

Prince2, Project Management (Foundation)


( 2006 to )

Kensington and Chelsea College

Level 4, Diploma in Management (Introductory)


( 2005 to )

CMPS

Learning in Government


( 1998 to )

University of Essex

BA (hons), Government and Politics

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignment)

  • Bid Writer - Permanent: Bid Writer - Permanent - Hertfordshire Specialist advocacy organisation requires permanent Bid Writer. To support the current team in the production of bids to win contracts. You will be required to write, develop and own the creation of bids in a timely manner to client-defined requirements. Candidates should have experience of public sector bid writing, ideally in the health and social care sector.

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