Interim Commissioners x2

  • Job Reference: 6755030
  • Date Posted: 8 October 2018
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: WC2R 0AA
  • Salary: £300
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Specialists in professional temporary recruitment

Interim Commissioning Posts
Location: London
Length: 3 months potentially ongoing
IR35: Inside Scope

A London Borough is recruiting for a Sexual Health and a Mental Health Commissioner to aid with key priority areas within the services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing a commissioning strategy alongside the Public Health team for the development of services
  • Developing effective commissioning, market testing and contract management processes for services
  • Ensuring timely procurement of service contracts in accordance with the commissioning strategies and undertaking responsibility for the development of service specifications, performance indicators and contract negotiations
  • Liaising with procurement, finance and legal teams and working with neighbouring boroughs where necessary
  • Undertaking responsibility for monitoring the performance of services, certifying that the services are delivered in line with specifications and good practice
  • Contributing towards the development of collaborative working relations and arrangements with third party organisations

Requirements of the Commissioners:

  • Experience of commissioning large-scale contracts and optimising service provision
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contracts for sexual health or mental health services
  • Previously worked alongside statutory and voluntary sectors and local communities in Public Health


To apply for this role or to find out about other Commissioning jobs, please contact Toby Rose or Aislinn Millett on the London Local Government Recruitment team on 020 7557 7667 or

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