This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People in Camden.
We are recruiting a Commissioning Manager to join the Children’s Integrated Commissioning team within the Supporting People Directorate. The role will involve commissioning across a diverse portfolio including the development of Camden’s strategy on residential placements for children with complex needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting challenging targets on multiple projects across the Local Authority and CCG.
The successful candidate will have experience and knowledge of strategy development and outcomes based commissioning for children and families. They will have the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders from multi-agency areas of work and be confident in working to challenging deadlines. They will demonstrate adaptable skills, knowledge, and commitment as required to meet the demands of the key accountabilities.
We require a candidate who is skilled at communicating to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in a way that builds understanding and support across health, education and social care. Engaging service users, parents and carers will be a vital part of the role. You will also need to possess negotiation, project management and IT skills and have an adaptable and resilient personality that thrives under pressure and are able to go the extra mile to achieve outstanding results.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, Oyster Cards, Cycle to Work Scheme, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Monday 7th January 2018 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 1800010B
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction is the 15 January 2018.