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Commissioning Specialist Looked After Children and Associated CYP Services

Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
£46,464 - £49,498
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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1 x Commissioning Specialist for CYP

Full Time


Grade PO12 £46,464 - £49,498 Per Annum

This is an exciting time to work in commissioning for an ‘outstanding’ Local Authority. Here at Telford & Wrekin Council, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness. This is the result of a strong team approach where commissioners have worked alongside social care colleagues and providers to Protect, Care and Invest to improve children and young people’s outcomes. We now have a vacancy for a Commissioning Specialist who can continue this strong team approach.

This is an extremely varied role that will require you to manage several projects at the same time. Your focus will be to implement the Market Sufficiency Strategy commissioning good quality services for children and young people. To do this effectively you will be a resilient self-motivated individual with attention to detail and will use your commissioning experience, project management, inter-personal skills and knowledge of children’s services. As an innovative, vibrant thinker, you will influence colleagues, negotiate with, and manage providers to deliver both best value for money and effective services. Your understanding of the Council’s cost challenges, operating processes and legislation around looked after children and young people in particular will drive you to make a difference for children and young people in improving their outcomes and enabling them to live well and thrive. Focusing on continuous improvement methodologies you will work closely with Children’s Social Care teams, other commissioners, partners and wider Council teams to ensure commissioned services are fit for purpose and meet children and young people’s needs.

As a resilient, outcomes driven team player, your excellent communication skills will be invaluable to ensure that Council colleagues and stakeholders are regularly and appropriately updated regarding the progress of commissioning projects. In addition, Council Colleagues and key stakeholders will look to you as a reliable informative member of the team who can organise themselves well. 


At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice. 

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.  It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

A CV template is available if you do not already have a CV.

It is essential that you link your experience and personal skills to the person specification to demonstrate how you are the best candidate for this post to be selected for interview.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact

Interviews will be held week commencing 27th November 2023

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy commitments and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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01952 380000
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
United Kingdom

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