Service Manager (Commissioning and Specialist Provision)

Yate, near Bristol
£51,000 - £55,500
04 May 2012
31 May 2012
Job Type

Service Manager (Commissioning and Specialist Provision)
South Gloucestershire Council
Yate, near Bristol
£51,000 - £55,500

The challenge

Ideas, energy and innovation are essential in this unusually broad-based role with a focus on new ways of working.

You’ll take collaborative working to the next level, overseeing commissioning and specialist provision across the service. In this senior management role, you’ll deliver a mix of services that reflects the complex needs of children and families. At the same time, you’ll promote partnerships that offer more efficient ways of working.

With its broad scope and potential impact on the future of the service, this is a career-enhancing move.

The person

You’ll need to combine both strategic oversight and in-depth operational understanding as you mobilise communities and external organisations to deliver high-quality services.

With experience in Children and Young People’s Services, you’ll hold a recognised social care qualification. Your background could be in team management or service management. Expertise in commissioning and disability is also desirable but not essential.

Evidence of an ability to lead others and manage change is essential. Capable of planning, designing and managing resources, you’ll also be a skilled communicator, able to negotiate and influence effectively.

About us

South Gloucestershire is a small but progressive authority that is already well advanced with partnership working. We serve the fastest growing area in the south-west of England, which currently has more than 250,000 residents. In terms of lifestyle, South Gloucestershire boasts everything from the tranquillity of the Cotswolds to the rich cultural life of its bustling towns.


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