Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
£53,018 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Guildford Borough Council offices, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB. However successful candidate would need to be flexible as there is likely to be travel within Surrey ongoing (not just during the Covid-19 situation).
This is a full time 12 month secondment contract covering a secondment.
Please note that, before applying, Internal applicants must discuss their potential application with their line manager and obtain their agreement/support.
About the role
Exciting Opportunity in Contract Management and Commissioning
An opportunity has arisen to join the developing Adult Social Care Directorate’s Contract and Commissioning Support Service CCSS which brings together commissioning and procurement expertise with a robust supplier and contract management approach to offer high quality, flexible and agile support to our locality based Adult Social Care commissioners. The successful applicant for the Commissioning & Contract Manager position will play a crucial part in expanding the role of the CCSS in rapidly changing environment.
A key part of the role will be to lead on the relationship and contract management of some of the Directorate’s biggest countywide grants, contracts and suppliers. We are looking for commercially aware people who are skilled in negotiation with national providers and who are not afraid to challenge to ensure good quality outcomes and value for money in the delivery of our commissioning intentions. A sound understanding of commissioning, procurement and contract management, ideally in a public sector health and social care setting, is essential.
The successful applicant will also be expected to collaborate as part of the wide Commissioning and linking with Procurement colleagues to review and develop commissioning options and service specifications. To do so it is important that you are able to form effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, that you have an eye for detail and can make decisions based on evidence.
The post is a rare opportunity to be situated at the heart of the Directorate’s growing focus on effective commissioning, relationship and contract management. As the CCSS grows we wish to explore the benefits of closer collaboration with our partners, to ensure we are delivering the very best and most efficient service to our residents. To be at the forefront of this change, you will need to be able to inspire others with your energy, enthusiasm and ‘can-do’ approach.
We look forward to receiving your application with CV. Your personal statement should be tailored for this specific role.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion please contact Jez Taylor (Head of Contract & Commissioning Support Service) on mob: 07968 834164 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application. Please include your personal statement which should be specific to this role.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on Thursday 11th June 2020.
It is planned to hold interviews via MS Teams during week commencing 15th June 2020.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
A Basic Disclosure will be required for this role.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
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