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Date Post Title Post No. Grade Section Service Area Service Grouping Responsible To August 2008 Drug Intervention Programme Regional Manager (Gwent area) PE088 Scp 46-49 Drug Intervention Programme Public Protection and Environmental Services Environment and the Economy Drug Intervention Programme Regional Management Board

Job Purpose
To develop and manage the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP) across the 5 Community Safety Partnership areas within Gwent, in line with Home Office and Welsh Assembly Government guidance and in line with terms and conditions of the grant. To commission and performance manage a range of DIP treatment interventions on behalf of the Regional Management Board. To ensure DIP delivers the Home Office KPI’s across all 5 CSP areas within Gwent. To work with SMAT and other commissioners to ensure the smooth transition of clients into main stream services.

Key Results Areas
Project Management • • • • • To ensure the Gwent elements of the Wales DIP Action Plan are implemented To keep RMB Chair, SMART and Banker up-to-date on project progress To manage project risks and issues and escalate where appropriate To make recommendations to and secure decisions by the Regional Management Board regarding the development of the programme To implement programme developments, as agreed such as conditional cautioning and Tough Choices

Commissioning • • • • • To mange the commissioning process, including conducting needs assessments and reviews, writing PQQs and Tender Evaluation, and project managing all aspects of procurement Performance Manage contracts for services in place to deliver DIP To work with commissioners and providers to ensure there are effective care pathways in place To contribute to commissioning strategies To negotiate with Community Safety Partners to ensure mainstream services are accessible to DIP clients

Communication • • • To ensure all stakeholders are appropriately involved in and/or informed about the development of the programme To assist in the development of working protocols with service providers and other key agencies to improve joint working To support the Local DIP Champion to maximise partners commitment and resolve barriers to service delivery


To represent DIP at appropriate meetings including Drug Related Deaths, Criminal Justice Housing Group, DIP Prison Clinic etc

Finance • • To manage the DIP budget, currently at £1.5 million To seek opportunities to develop and enhance services, including the preparation of bids to appropriate funding bodies.

Workforce Development • • To represent DIP at the National Workforce Development Group To implement the Gwent-wide training strategy

Buildings • To work with Substance Misuse Lead Officers and providers to ensure that service provision is conducted at appropriate locations across Gwent to ensure the effective delivery of DIP services

Human Resources • To manage and support the DIP Management Team including Line Management, Supervision and Appraisals for the Contracts and Commissioning Officer, the Information Systems Analyst and any other DIP Management Team posts.

Service User Involvement • • To promote the involvement of service users and ensure systems are in place to obtain, review and respond to service user views To ensure service users are aware of the channels of communication with the DIP Regional Management Board and that there are appropriate feedback channels in place

IT/Performance Management • • • Ensure performance management data is available to Regional Management Board and is used in decision making Along with the 4 other Welsh DIP Regions, to support the development of the Wales Wide DIP Database Ensure information sharing between relevant providers is taking place appropriately to support client care

Qualifications and Experience
Hold a relevant degree or have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a related field.

Supervisory Responsibilities
DIP Commissioning Support Officer Information Systems Analyst

Supervision Received
Drug Intervention Programme Regional Management Board

Principal Contacts
Regional Management Board DIP Service Managers DIP Service Users Welsh Assembly Regional Advisor National DIP Board Gwent Substance Misuse Lead Officers

Special Conditions
Working Hours The post holder will be required to work out of normal office hours from time to time for which the equivalent time off in lieu will be given. Post Funding and Tenure This post is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. A commitment has been given to fund this post until March 2012. Offers of appointment will be on the basis of a fixed term contract of employment until 31 March 2012. Any extension of appointment will be dependent on continued funding being agreed. Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures This post will result in you having contact with children, the elderly, sick or disabled people. The Authority requires that by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, the Children’s Act 1989 and/or the Police Act 1997, you reveal any criminal convictions, bind over orders or cautions, including those which would normally be regarded as spent. You must, therefore, complete the additional question (in the ‘Miscellaneous’ section) on the application form, headed ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’. Please note that you should either use this part of the form to reveal any spent convictions, or if the answer here is none, then please write ‘NONE’. Your application will be returned if this part is incomplete. If you are successful in your application, you will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure. Further information about Disclosures and the Council’s approach to recruiting ex-offenders will take place at the interview stage. Political Restrictions The post you are applying for is politically restricted under the provisions of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. If you wish to receive further information about politically restricted posts either e-mail or contact the person named in the advertisement. Base for Work This position is currently based at Pembroke House, Llantarnam Park, Cwmbran. Travel within the Gwent area and externally The post holder will be required to travel to meetings, site visits etc. within the Gwent area and externally. Health & Safety Ensure so far as is reasonably and practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees under the post holder’s supervision.

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Job Requirement
Date Post Title Service Area August 2008 Drug Intervention Programme Regional Manager (Gwent area) Public Protection and Environmental Services Requirement Essential or Desirable How Tested (S) used at Shortlisting

1.1 Hold a relevant degree or have a minimum of 3 years' experience in a related field 1.2 Specialist knowledge of types and efficacy of drug and alcohol treatments 1.3 Understanding of IT databases and database implementation E D D Application Form (S)/Interview Application Form/Interview Application Form/Interview


2.1 Extensive managerial experience and demonstrable experience of project management. 2.2 Experience of partnership working in the field of criminal justice and/or substance misuse. 2.3 Experience of strategic and corporate planning. 2.4 Demonstrable experience of implementing strategic objectives and setting operational targets. 2.5 Demonstrable understanding and experience of managing against an SLA and working with providers to ensure performance 2.6 Demonstrable experience of driving through changes in working practices in a multi-agency environment. 2.7 At least two years' demonstrable experience of management of staff and resources 2.8 Demonstrable experience of commissioning services for vulnerable client groups 2.9 Experience of working at a strategic level in a relevant area (e.g. health, social care, criminal justice) E E E E E Application Form (S)/Interview Application Form (S)/Interview IApplication Form (S)/nterview Application Form (S)/Interview Application Form/Interview


Application Form/Interview Application Form/Interview Application Form (S)/Interview Application Form/Interview


Aptitudes and Skills
3.1 Good written and oral communication skills. 3.2 Good interpersonal and leadership skills. 3.3 Good time management, administrative and work planning/ prioritisation skills. 3.4 Problem solving skills. 3.5 Ability to process information effectively and efficiently. 3.6 Computer literacy. 3.7 Ability to negotiate arrangements and agreements with service providers. 3.8 Good understanding of performance management and using performance management tools 3.9 Ability to communicate in Welsh language or commitment to learn Welsh E E E E E E E E D Application Form/Interview Interview Application Form/Interview Interview Interview Application Form/Interview Interview Application Form/Interview Application Form/Interview


Personal Attributes
4.1 Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 4.2 Ability to work autonomously within the bounds of accountability to the DIP Regional Management Board. 4.3 Dynamic, enthusiastic, constructive. 4.4 Ability to respond positively to change and think laterally to develop creative and innovative solutions E E E E Interview Interview Interview Application Form/Interview


5.1 Hold a current, full, UK driving licence 5.2 Able to work evening and out of office hours E E Application Form (S) Application Form/Interview


Equal Opportunities
6.1 Understand and demonstrate a willingness to promote positively the Equal Opportunities Policy of Newport City Council E Interview


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