Commissioning Manager - SEND - Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

Do you have experience in commissioning services for children, schools and families?  Do you have a passion for improving outcomes for children and young people with SEND? Are you able to demonstrate that you have excellent project management skills and experience?

£38,313 per annum for 36 hours per week based at either our Kingston office - County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston, KT1 2DW or at our Leatherhead Office - Fairmount House, Bull hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

About the Role

You will lead on a series of complex and high profile commissioning projects to shape the SEND Market in Surrey.  You will analyse and make recommendations for improvement or development of existing systems, processes or policy.  You will provide recommendations within defined policy/strategy and procedures to support informed decision making.  You will be involved in the creation of new approaches and procedures to solve a problem.

Market Strategy, Commissioning and Prevention

Work context of the Commissioning Manager - SEND Role:

You will be part of the SEND Commissioning team within Market Strategy.  The Market Strategy team works with Insight and Innovation and Quality and Experience staff creating the commissioning function within the Children’s Schools and Families directorate. Market Strategy shapes markets and delivers commissioning intentions that improve value for money and outcomes for children. This involves developing outcome focused commissioning plans for key market sectors and developing positive working relationships with internal and external partners to support joint commissioning e.g. Public Health and the CCGs. The team work closely with partners and Insight and Innovation and Quality and Experience to develop joint commissioning priorities for the Children & Young People’s Commissioning Plan.  The team stimulates new entrants to markets and innovative approaches to managing demand and commissioning.

To be shortlisted for interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of commissioning in SEND and/or Health within a wider partnership environment.
  • Proven problem solving skills, and the ability to exercise high levels of initiative to devise and implement workable solutions.
  • Proven ability to manage a range of projects through to completion
  • Degree qualified, or significant vocational experience demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding relevant work/roles.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st June 2017.

Equal Opportunities

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.