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Cambridgeshire County Council
£33,816 - £36,470
Internal Secondment
Stanton House - Huntingdon
Closing date:
08 December 2021 at midnight
Are you interested in developing a career in Commissioning?

The Adult Social Care Commissioning Team is expanding and we are looking for a talented individual to join us.

We have a 2.5 year fixed term/secondment opportunity for a new Commissioner role. Based in the Long-Term Team, the post will work on several strategic priorities and innovative programmes including place-based commissioning, Direct Payments, Microenterprise development and the introduction of Independent Service Funds.

Working with a Commissioning Manager across a portfolio, the post will be responsible for:

• independently managing elements of commissioning activity and/or smaller projects,
• providing support to the Commissioning Manager on larger, complex projects within the portfolio
• recommending areas for innovation, improvement or collaboration within portfolio area to the Commissioning Manager
• Planning and delivery of engagement with providers, service users and other key stakeholders to develop market intelligence and inform the development of commissioning strategies
• Preparing and presenting a wide range of reports, strategies and influencing documents for both internal and external audiences
• Contributing to budgetary and business planning activities
• Undertaking contract management meetings to provide assurance of contract compliance and delivery of quality and value for money

The right candidate will have a range of transferable skills and experiences which include:

• Partnership working and relationship management
• Leading change and improvement
• Strategic, critical and solution focused thinking
• Project management skills
• Excellent communication skills

Plus, an understanding of public sector commissioning and awareness of how local care market dynamics impact upon the Council.

Based in Cambridgeshire, travel will be required across the county and supported by flexible and agile working practices.

Employees wishing to be considered for a secondment opportunity should seek support from their line manager prior to application.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact or

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We’re proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring people based on attitude and merit, regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We're committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented within the council.


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