Commissioning Manager - Leatherhead

Surrey County Council
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£38,888 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Fairmount House, Leatherhead KT22 7AH. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

1 x Full time vacancy (36hrs) on a one-year fixed term basis (secondment opportunity for internal candidates)

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.

About the Role

Are you a team player with a background in project management and experience in commissioning?

Do you thrive in an environment of continuous improvement?

Does the thought of improving the lives of children, young people and families interest you?

If you have answered yes, we may have the perfect job for you!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Market Strategy team, where you will be working within a team of talented individuals, in a fast paced environment, to shape markets and deliver commissioning intentions that deliver value for money and improve outcomes for children in Surrey.

You will occupy an essential role in managing complex and high profile commissioning programmes, particularly in emotional wellbeing and mental health, where we are looking for a motivated candidate to support our senior officers and partners with the commissioning of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

You might also provide specialist support, as required, to commissioning projects in personal support for children with disabilities, looked after children and safeguarding.

You will be an outstanding communicator with the ability to develop positive working relationships with internal and external partners to support joint commissioning.

You will have experience of managing multiple / complex projects, and working and influencing at strategic level. You will be able to manage a wide variety of responsibilities, using creative and lateral thinking to explore solutions and better ways of doing things. You will work with the minimum of supervision whilst managing your own workload to deliver to deadlines.

You will have valuable development opportunities to broaden your understanding of the commissioning & market strategy field. In addition, you will also be provided with continued support to develop your technical skills, enabling you to fast-track your career within the public sector.

To be successful you will clearly evidence:

  • Degree or professional qualification in specialist area
  • Proven written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with excellent negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners/professionals.
  • 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.
  • Previous management experience including staff supervision, development and organisational skills.

For a full list of requirements, please refer to the job description.

Additional Information

Closing date: 15 April 2018 (23:59)

Interviews: w/c 23 April 2018

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 Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

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.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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