Adults Contract & Commissioning Manager - Guildford

Surrey County Council
18 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

£48,396 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB.

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

Exciting Opportunity in Contract Management and Commissioning

An opportunity has arisen to join the fast developing Adult Social Care Directorate’s Contract Management and Commissioning Support Unit (CMCSU). The CMCSU brings together commissioning and procurement expertise with a robust supplier and contract management approach to offer high quality, flexible and agile support to our locality based Adult Social Care commissioners. The successful applicants for the Commissioning & Contract Manager position will play a crucial part in expanding the role of the CMCSU in a rapidly changing environment.

A key part of the role will be to lead on the relationship and contract management of some of the Directorate’s biggest countywide grants, contracts and suppliers. We are looking for commercially aware people who are skilled in negotiation with national providers and who are not afraid to challenge to ensure good quality outcomes and value for money in the delivery of our commissioning intentions. A sound understanding of commissioning, procurement and contract management, ideally in a public sector health and social care setting, is essential.

The successful applicant will also be expected to collaborate with locality based Adult Social Care commissioners and Procurement colleagues to review and develop commissioning options and service specifications. To do so it is important that you are able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, that you have an eye for detail and can make decisions based on evidence.

The post is a rare opportunity to be situated at the heart of the Directorate’s growing focus on effective relationship and contract management. As the CMCSU develops we wish to explore the benefits of closer collaboration with other service partners, to ensure we are delivering the very best and most efficient service to our residents. This may include identifying commercial opportunities whereby the CMCSU offers services to other organisations. To be at the forefront of this change, you will need to be able to inspire others with your energy, enthusiasm and ‘can-do’ approach.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5th June 2017.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 14th June 2017.

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to complete a presentation as part of the interview process.

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.