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Children's Commissioning Manager - Specialist Servs - Ref: CH01724

Walsall Council
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Children’s Commissioning Manager - Ref: CH01724

Grade: G11; Salary: £46,464 - £51,515

Permanent, Full-time, 37 hours per week. The role is hybrid, with the post holder located at Walsall council buildings at least two days a week to support collaboration.

About the role

We are looking for a Commissioning Manager to join the team to support us to provide great services for children and young people here in Walsall. This role would suit a skilled and experienced commissioner who is looking to progress their career in a management role.

The role will focus on a range of children’s specialist commissioning areas including joint commissioning, fostering and residential provision for children in care and those with complex needs including special education needs and disabilities.

The role will lead on developing and maintaining relationships with regional commissioning partners, with care providers and with health commissioners and corporate colleagues.

You will have a key role in commissioning, contract management and quality assurance in a small commissioning team. You will be expected to make an effective contribution that results in improved outcomes for children, young people and their families.

About you

With a degree level qualification (or similar) in a relevant subject, you’ll be an experienced commissioner with a track record of commissioning across strategic priorities. You will be able to analyse and interpret complex data from a variety of sources to inform commissioning priorities and shape key policy and strategies. You’ll support and facilitate partnerships with a wide range of colleagues, stakeholders, and external organisations to understand and develop markets to reflect evolving need.

To learn more about this role or for an informal discussion, contact the hiring manager Paula Wilman at

Closing date Sunday 23 rd June 2024 at 23.59

Interviews for this post will take place in person on the 2 nd July. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

View: Job Description and Employee Specification

We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision. As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:
  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering a minimum 29 days leave per year (for this post) plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers - we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

We advertise vacancies because we want the best talent available. If that's you, we're waiting for your application.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.


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