1 x Commissioning Specialist for CYP
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 Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be held week commencing 27th November 2023