Commissioning Managers

  • Job Reference: CM00096
  • Date Posted: 15 July 2021
  • Employer: Wiltshire Council
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  • Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £44,863 to £46,845
  • Sector: Administration, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description

Our Commissioning teams use innovative and creative solutions to support the transformation of services for children’s and adults. We work across the Council and the wider market looking for ways to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, in Wiltshire, to improve their outcomes and life chances.

At Wiltshire, we take work life balance seriously, therefore we actively encourage hybrid working to be part of the new 'normal' working pattern. This means being in Wiltshire 5 days a week is not essential.

About the role of Commissioning Manager

As a Commissioning Manager you will lead a team of Commissioners and be responsible for:

  • Leading a range of projects through governance processes

  • Strategy development and report writing

  • Contract development and delivery

  • Co-designing and co-producing contractual solutions

  • Contract management of a wide range of providers

  • Leading on stakeholder engagement and consultation

This is a critical role within the commissioning team where you will be one of two Commissioning Managers. You will be responsible for multi-million-pound contracts with numerous providers and organisations, and creating services that can transform the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents.

Our Offer to you

  • Working patterns to fit for your life and commitments. We also offer flexible working options from across Wiltshire including working from home (During the latest government lockdown restrictions, you will be working remotely/from home, unless visits/work requirements are essential)

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service, as well as the option to purchase an additional ten days.

  • The opportunity to work for a forward-thinking council with a strong focus on staff engagement.

  • Laptop is provided so you can work flexibly from any location enabling you to be more effective and flexible in your practice.

  • Established and supportive teams who will provide monthly 1:1’s and management feedback in a culture of learning and development.

  • We offer an attractive rewards package with an excellent range of discounted products and services with national and local retailers via our Wiltshire Rewards scheme

  • Excellent training and development opportunities – with a variety of progression opportunities including CMI accredited leadership programs and career paths into management

  • Employee wellbeing services and family friendly policies to support work life balance

  • Discounted leisure membership

About you

You will bring with you knowledge and experience of Commissioning services as well as a customer focused and drive focus on ensuring the residents of Wiltshire have the right services at the right time, catering to their needs

Experience of leading a team, and of successfully delivering a range of projects, and contract management is essential. You must be able to work within a diverse and challenging role, working across a range of different areas at one time.

Stakeholder engagement, negotiation and influencing skills are important as well as proven experience  of analysing information, producing strategies.

If you are looking for that next challenge, want to work for an organisation that thrives on growing and developing their own staff, yet still being able to have a work life balance, then give us a call for an informal chat!

Interviews will be held: w/c 9th August 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Gary Binstead, Head of  Commissioning Families and Children. Email. Telephone: 01225 718501 or Robert Holman, Head of Commissioning Specialist Services. Email. Telephone: 01225 718570. Sarah Fraser, Recruitment Consultant. Email. Telephone: 01225 713164

Please download and read the role description carefully before you make your application online by clicking the link or see company web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

EPIC Values

All candidates are assessed against the councils EPIC Values and EPIC culture (available below). Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these. 

Click here to view our EPIC Values

Download Attached Documents:
OS15-1676 Commissioning Manager.pdf