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Commissioning Manager

GBP44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DW.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.

About the role

Are you solution-focused, ambitious and ready for a challenge?

Surrey County Council is on an ambitious and exciting journey, and we are looking for people to join our Children's commissioning division, within the Children, Schools and Families Directorate.

We are looking for change-makers, with strong commissioning, service design, health and Children's and Families experience to join a dynamic commissioning department, who are about to embark on a large scale and far-reaching transformation programmes for the children and young people of Surrey.

To these roles, you will bring extensive knowledge and experience of service design, national practice, alongside experience of commissioning services and interventions across the role portfolios.

You will possess good inter-personal skills and an ability to get on well with people at all different levels, both internal to the organisation and externally, to achieve the best outcomes for the children and young people of Surrey.

You will have the opportunity to influence the wider Commissioning and Transformation agenda and take decisions at a senior level. You will also be working with friendly and supportive colleagues who are committed to delivering excellent outcomes.

The commissioning division will be at the centre of children's services in Surrey, driving change and innovation with a relentless focus on improving outcomes At the heart of what we aim to achieve is the ambition to develop a deeper understanding of our communities, and the challenges they face - but also recognise their strengths, assets and aspirations - and look to work with them to improve the outcomes for children, young people and families.

Whilst providing a high-quality service that offers good value for money, we look to commission evidence-based models of support and innovative approaches to achieve our objectives. We want to work in a co-productive relationship with partners, providers, children and young people, delivering change to provide services that are fit for the future generations.

Job details

We are looking for an experienced Children's and Families Commissioning Manager, who will lead the redesign and commissioning of high-quality Children's and Families services for the children, young people and their families across Surrey.

You will have strong leadership, change management and transformation experience, which will complement your extensive commissioning knowledge and experience.

You will be passionate about commissioning public services and have knowledge and experience of operating within a complex environment.

You will contribute to both corporate and strategic planning and service transformation whilst providing leadership and management of the strategic change occurring across the provision.

You will have the ability to inform and drive change and be comfortable working within a fast paced environment.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 19/11/2019.

44838.00 - 50711.00 GBP Annual

Commissioning Manager

South East, UK

Published on 2 Dec 2019