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Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters here. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
We live and work by our four values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling staff to achieve their potential. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
About the service
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is embarked on an exciting period of strategic improvement and development.
Serving children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers is at the heart of what we do. Although there are many strengths in the SEND system in Barnsley, we know that there is still lots to do. Our EHC processes have been identified by parents and carers as too often unwieldy and difficult to navigate and we have been rightly challenged by children and young people and their families to do more to place them at the centre of our planning, supporting them as experts by experience to have more say in the planning process and the achievement of outcomes.
We are therefore investing in SEND services and have substantially remodelled our service structures to ensure an offer that is fit for purpose to manage demand and respond to the needs of our families.
Service & Strategy Manager – Children’s Commissioning & Personalisation
An exciting opportunity to drive forward our agenda to improve children’s joint commissioning and to increase independence for children, young people and families by promoting greater personalisation in commissioning approaches.
The postholder will help deliver the children’s joint commissioning function within Barnsley MBC and will work closely with NHS Barnsley CCG on our joint commissioning priorities. You will help support key partnerships such as the Children and Young People’s Trust and its Executive Commissioning Group. This is a great opportunity for an experienced children’s professional to take your next step into strategic management , helping shape and deliver key plans for vulnerable children, young people and their families.