Principal Commissioning Manager - Design - 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.

Salary: £55,485 per annum, including 24 days annual leave, options to join the Surrey pension scheme, car lease scheme and many other benefits. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.  

Location: The post can be based at either our County Hall Office – Penrhyn Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DW or at our Leatherhead Office - Fairmount House, Bull hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH.

Travel to other Surrey offices will be required with flexible working from other Surrey offices supported where necessary. Mobile phone and laptop supplied.

About the Role

Are you an experienced Manager looking for a wide ranging role focusing on improving outcomes for Surrey children, young people and their families? Are you interested in using your knowledge of service design, commissioning, policy, project management and change management to develop innovative services and solutions? Are you adept at managing partnerships to maximise their impact?

The Principal Commissioning Manager - Design will lead on Innovation and Commissioning design across CSF Commissioning. You will manage the creation of innovative and radical offers and new approaches to impact outcomes for Children, Young People and Families. The post holder will identify good practice and lead on securing alternative funding opportunities including social impact bonds and other social investment opportunities. The role will have line management responsibility for 4 direct reports with responsibility for a wider team.

Insight and Innovation, Commissioning and Prevention

This team will be leading on Innovation and Commissioning management across CSF Commissioning. The team will test, trial and evaluate new approaches building on pockets of, or emerging good practice across the county and building on best practice research, drawing in funding from external sources. Colleagues will bring together an understanding of what works, the changing nature of the policy landscape and needs analysis to inform and design innovative whole system commissioning opportunities both internally and externally.

The commissioning management office will oversee and assign resource to all CSF Commissioning activity and related change activity.

You will have close links with every team within CSF Commissioning and will also work closely with teams across the County Council and the wider Partnership. Your key stakeholders will be senior leaders, in local communities and with national programmes and funding bodies.

Work context:

The Insight and Innovation team works with Market Strategy and Quality and Experience staff creating the commissioning function within the Children’s Schools and Families directorate. The functions of the team focus on looking at the impact and effectiveness our services are currently having: both within SCC and those we have procured based on performance information. This team is a driver for change and looking at new models and approaches for commissioning maximising partnership working and looking at new social investment or other funding opportunities. The team is responsible for reviewing the impact of commissioning decisions taken to ensure there is clarity on the consequences of the decisions on children young people and families.

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

  • Knowledge of service design, commissioning, policy project and change management.

  • Being able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as this wider community will be key to the success of this team. Analytic and non-formulaic thinking will allow colleagues to be innovative and bold.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59. Interviews will be held w/c 26 June 2017.

Please note you will be required to deliver a presentation on the day as part of the selection process for this role. Further information will be provided if you are successfully shortlisted.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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.