Staffordshire County Council

Senior Partnerships and Commissioning Manager (Early Help)

Stafford, Staffordshire
£52,860- £57,056 per annum
22 Oct 2021
12 Nov 2021
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Senior Partnerships and Commissioning Manager

Salary:  £52,860-  £57,056 per annum

37 Hours per week – Permanent

About the role

This post is a leader within the Wellbeing and Partnerships team who will provide specialist advice and support across the portfolio of Early Help. The role will identify and develop evidence, assess trends and outcomes, lead service/programme design and effective procurement to achieve better strategic outcomes for children and families across the system.

It will do this by using the principles of social action namely, being outcome focused, co-production, collaboration with citizens and partners, promoting innovation and continuous learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and deliver against the national supporting families programme working in partnership to continue to improve outcomes for children and families in need of Early Help.

What you’ll bring

We are looking for a candidate who will be excellent at building and sustaining collaborative partnerships. You will be responsible for designing, delivering and evaluating strategies, commissioning services and managing performance of programmes and people and so you will need excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others. This is a managerial role and therefore experience of managing staff is desirable.

Most of all though we are looking for a person who is keen to learn, able to respond to a changing, challenging and complex partnership working. We are looking for someone who is ambitious for our communities, courageous and empowered.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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Closing Date: Thursday 12th November 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th November 2021

For more information about the role please contact: Natasha Moody, 07976191079

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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