Commissioning Manager - Learning Disabilities and Autism

England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £58752 per annum
28 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Job role
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full time

Commissioning Manager - Learning Disabilities and Autism

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £58,752 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 6th May 2021

***Please note this is a Secondment / Fixed Term contract opportunity for a period of 6 months***

About the Role

Commissioning is a key function within ECC, working across the system to improve outcomes for Essex residents and bring about significant change to manage future challenges. This role leverages expertise and capability to enable a more flexible and agile commissioning environment to succeed in delivering the organisations strategic objectives.

The role is focused on and responsible for leading and delivering a range of programmes, working collaboratively across the system, to support the delivery of ECCs strategic objectives from within the Adults Strategic Commissioning and Policy Teams.

The role will lead on strategic engagement with stakeholders and external partners, exerting influence in a complex and political environment to achieve agreed outcomes, aligned to both corporate and functional strategic objectives.

The role is specifically working to the Council's Meaningful Lives Matter 4 year transformation programme, for which we are in year 2, and a Commissioning Manager with the skills, passion and drive to improve outcomes for people with learning disabilities and/or autism is required to continue with effective delivery of our autism programme, employment, joint working with Health and local communities.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Drives commissioning programmes to meet priorities, as agreed with relevant Heads of Strategic Commissioning and Policy within Adults and Children and Families and, where appropriate, stakeholders and partners, ensuring plans are implemented with capability, ability and consistency to ensure outcomes are delivered, whilst ensuring value for money and sustainability.
  • Work collaboratively across the system to achieve greater efficiency throughout the organisation to reflect local need and is evidence based to deliver the best overall outcome for the people of Essex, whilst protecting the Councils' interests.
  • Accountable for providing support and influence to Heads of Strategic Commissioning and Policy, leading delivery across a portfolio of commissioning activity, to implement outcomes and solutions.
  • Lead on the development and engagement of a broad portfolio of stakeholders, across Essex and the wider system in order to deliver collective outcomes.

About You

To apply, you'll need proficient experience of the commissioning cycle together with mastery of programme and project management. Also, evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in Social Care or a relevant business, process or professional area.

With significant experience across the commissioning cycle you will bring proven ability to develop a learning culture based on best practice, and your experience in working effectively with a range of stakeholders and partner agencies at all levels.

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If you have any questions about the role, or working with us, please contact our Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

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