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Strategic Commissioning Lead

Surrey County Council
Closing date
15 Apr 2021

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Could you use your commissioning expertise, leadership skills and understanding of complex systems to improve outcomes in Surrey?

The Strategic Commissioning Lead role offers the chance to drive transformational change by promoting a strategic approach to commissioning across the Council and the local system:
  • co-producing with residents
  • focusing on relationships to draw on collective capacity
  • using the right data, expertise and techniques to design solutions
  • thinking long-term to help move upstream of issues
  • embracing opportunities to learn and continue adapting

As a vital part of the Strategic Commissioning Team, you will work with senior managers and commissioners to design services that maximise outcomes for residents within available resources: tackling inequality, empowering communities, enabling a greener future and growing a sustainable economy.

You will work in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders across Surrey to develop and implement innovative approaches to commissioning and market-shaping, ensuring they add value to priority initiatives such as our work to integrate health and care services, combat climate change and deliver social value.

You will draw on your knowledge of best practice and the latest thinking to drive improvements in commissioning activity: strengthening capabilities through a high-quality learning and development offer and enabling effective networking and collaboration.

We are looking for someone who can innovate and inspire, and who will drive collaborative commissioning with partners to support the delivery of Surrey's vision for 2030. The successful candidate will:
  • be able to build strong relationships
  • be comfortable working with complexity and uncertainty
  • have extensive experience of commissioning within a partnership environment
  • have a proven ability to inspire and motivate others
  • be able to assess risks and benefits in a complex environment, and respond appropriately

If you think that's you, we would love to hear from you. For more information please find the job description below and refer to this before submitting your application.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
Additional Information

Surrey County Council encourages its workforce to be flexible - choosing the location and space that best suits our work. This includes the option to work from home and/or a number of office buildings around the county as appropriate.

The Council is also committed to empowering its employees through technology, working practices and culture - managing on trust and by the outcomes we achieve.

The contractual base for this role is Woodhatch Place (Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF), our new administrative hub.

Employment-related benefits include 26 days of annual leave, access to a local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/04/2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 19/04/2021.

Contact Details

For more information about the role please find attached the job description. If you would like an informal discussion about this position please feel free to contact Simon Griffin, Strategic Commissioning Team Manager, on or by email at .uk

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.
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