Lead Commissioning Manager - Linked Data and Integration- Kingston Upon Thames

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

Job Details

Salary: £48,396 - £55,644 per annum, including 24 days annual leave, options to join the Surrey pension scheme, car lease scheme, discounted child care vouchers and many other benefits. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

This 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, as well as other Surrey benefits including:

  • 24 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Local government salary related pension.
  • Option to join the car lease scheme.
  • Discounted child care vouchers ...and many more!

About the Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your data manipulation skills to help drive real insight into needs and outcomes for children and families? Are you excited about the potential of joining large datasets, making them accessible to analysts and others to support research and decision-making?

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.

Insight and Innovation, Commissioning and Prevention

To help us answer some of our “so what” and “what if”, Insight and Innovation will lead across the CSF Analytical Commissioning Hub. Each manager in the hub will lead on the development and use of a specific area of our analytical capability, with responsibility for ensuring that SCC develops the use of technology, the skills and analytical awareness necessary to become a forensically effective commissioning body for Children, Schools and Families. They will be supported by a pool of analysts to provide a modern and lean approach to using information to support our strategic leaders and decision-makers, so that their decisions can be confident, clear and robust.

As the Lead Commissioning Manager - Linked Data and Integration, you will accurately link together person-level datasets to assess family outcomes across multiple areas and to enable complex modelling (e.g. forecasting, simulation, CBA). You will lead on a linked dataset for needs analysis which contains data submitted for statutory and mandatory returns, allowing us to make reliable comparisons between groups, including for other Local Authorities. This role will also jointly lead on a linked dataset for performance management which contains near-live data from across all available sources and allows daily, weekly and monthly judgements to be made about family circumstances, service involvement and progress. You will also develop near-live information for risk-based early warning systems (e.g. RONI, Risk of CSE).

You will have close links with every team within CSF Commissioning and will also work closely with teams across Children’s Services and Schools and Learning and across Orbis. Your key stakeholders will be commissioners, managers and senior leaders across the directorate.

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

Experience in mixing and matching large datasets for analysis, and in using new technologies for data manipulation.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th June 2017.

Interview dates are to be confirmed

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.