Senior Strategic Commissioning Manager

  • Job Reference: NKGSSCM
  • Date Posted: 9 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

VENN GROUP Specialists in professional temporary recruitment

Senior Strategic Commissioning Manager
Based:  Central London
Length: 3 months with the possibility of extension
IR35 Status: Inside

One of our Local Authority clients is looking for a Senior Strategic Commissioning Manager to support the imbedding of the commissioning requirements of the local and national health, social care and education population.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Providing strong leadership and strategic management for commissioning across Children’s and Adults’ Services in accordance with the vision, values and aims of the Council and the department
  • Designing and commissioning a diverse and high quality range of social care services, with the aim to prevent, delay or reduce the requirements for statutory care and improve outcomes for the local population
  • Managing and engaging a range of partnership arrangements with public, private and voluntary sector/not for profit agencies and people who use services
  • Developing commissioning and procurement opportunities across the Council, the NHS and with neighbouring local authorities including in voluntary sector, supported living and personalisation agenda
  • Line managing a small commissioning team whilst reporting to the AD of Commissioning


Key Skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of managing, commissioning and planning services in children’s or adults’ social care and/or health care, or education context, including the reviewing and developing of practice both pro-actively and in response to change
  • Significant experience in delivering end-to-end commissioning projects across the whole of the commissioning cycle
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with providers and service users
  • Ability to write robust reports and tender specifications

If you have experience to match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact Niki Holdich or Toby Rose on

 020 7557 7667 and email your CV to localgov@venngroup.com


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