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Strategic Commissioning Manager

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/126576/13438
  • Published: Mon 26/04/2021, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 - £51,725 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £45,734 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Are you interested in transforming our approach to commissioning and service design at Surrey County Council, enabling better outcomes for Surrey's residents?

The Strategic Commissioning Manager is a part of our Strategic Commissioning Team, which works across the council and together with partner organisations to promote and facilitate partnership-working, co-production with residents and a focus on long-term, sustainable outcomes. As part of this team you will lead both cross-cutting commissioning projects in support of Surrey's vision for 2030 and also aspects of our learning and development offer to shape commissioning practice and culture across the Council.

Central to this work is our commissioning framework that sets out a shared approach to designing services. Built on design thinking principles and outcomes-led approaches, this new way of working particularly values systems thinking, collaboration with partners and co-production with local people, in order to create lasting change with our communities.

The successful candidate will be comfortable tackling problems where the solution and environment is uncertain and will be passionate about enabling Surrey's communities to realise better outcomes.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • Strong relationship building, influencing and negotiating skills to bring about change
  • Experience of commissioning (or service design and delivery) within a partnership environment
  • Successful work with residents and communities to jointly design and deliver outcomes
  • The ability to identify opportunities for improved outcomes and to connect a wide range of people, ideas and resources in pursuit of these
  • The ability to prioritise competing requirements and to provide leadership and direction in an often complex environment
  • An empowering approach to people management

This position is initially offered as a six month fixed-term/secondment opportunity with the potential to extend.

If you think that’s you, we would love to hear from you. For more information please find the job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

Surrey County Council encourages its workforce to be flexible – choosing the location and space that best suits our work. This includes the option to work from home and/or a number of office buildings around the county as appropriate.

The Council is also committed to empowering its employees through technology, working practices and culture – managing on trust and by the outcomes we achieve.

The contractual base for this role is Woodhatch Place (Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF), our new administrative hub.

Employment-related benefits include 26 days of annual leave, access to a local government salary-related pension and the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/05/2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 17/05/2021.

Contact Details

If you would like an informal discussion about this position please feel free to contact Sam Reynolds, Strategic Commissioning Partnership Lead, on 07966 159034 or by email at sam.reynolds@surreycc.gov.uk.

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/126576/13438
  • Published: Mon 26/04/2021, 12:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 - £51,725 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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