Senior Commissioning Manager - Social Care and Wellbeing Maternity Cover until 31 December 2017

Surrey County Council
Leatherhead, Surrey
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Market Strategy Team within the new CSF Commissioning & Prevention Service has a vacancy for an experienced Senior Commissioning Manager to join our forward thinking, strategic team. This is a fixed term (maternity cover) opportunity until 31 December 2017 - 36 hours per week (reduced hours considered).

£42,993 per annum, based at our modern Leatherhead Office - Fairmount House, Bull hill, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7AH. This office is a five minute drive from Junction 9 on the M25, or a short walk from Leatherhead train station. Travel to other Surrey offices will be required and flexible working from other Surrey offices and/or working from home may be supported where necessary.

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

The Market Strategy Team is part of the wider Children’s Schools and Families Directorate within the Commissioning and Prevention Service. Market Strategy shapes the markets and delivers commissioning intentions that improve value for money from the resources invested in external providers through strategic relationship management and outcomes based commissioning for Children’s Services, Family Services, Schools & Learning, as well as joint commissioning with partners such as Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Adult Social Care, and other County Council services and partners represented at the Children and Young People’s Partnership.

In partnership with the Insight and Innovation and Quality and Experience teams, Market Strategy delivers outcome focused commissioning plans for key market sectors: SEND; Social Care and Wellbeing; Early Help and Community Learning (Early Years and Post-16). We provide continuity from concept through to contract mobilisation and provide support and challenge of contract management in services. We directly manage contracts where agreed with services, typically those which are cross-service or where particular challenges are being addressed.

Recent achievements in the team have included:

  • Working with Surrey's six clinical commissioning groups to tender for targeted and specialist children and adolescent mental health services;
  • Developing bids for external funding, securing £729,000 of social innovation funding for children with mental health concerns.
  • Working innovatively and effectively with regional partners to commission independent fostering services, independent children’s homes and post-adoption support services;
  • Commissioning services for children affected by domestic abuse across the county.

As a Senior Commissioning Manager (Social Care and Wellbeing), you will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on improving the lives of our children and young people in Surrey by being responsible for:

  • Managing complex and high profile commissioning programmes, particularly but not exclusively in the areas of children’s social care and wellbeing
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders and partners to deliver effective, efficient, equitable and sustainable services, which improve outcomes for children and young people and their families
  • Managing contracts to improve performance and secure value for money
  • The line management of staff within the team
  • Being flexible to attend meetings across the county where required.

To be shortlisted for an interview for this position your application will clearly evidence your past experience of commissioning and how you meet the person specification of the job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th 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.