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Commissioning Manager

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£41,881 - £46,845 per annum
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Policy, Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
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Full time
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In 2030, Sandwell is a thriving, optimistic and resilient community.

It’s where we call home and where we’re proud to belong - where we choose to bring up our families, where we feel safe and cared for, enjoying good health, rewarding work, feeling connected and valued in our neighbourhoods and communities, confident in the future, and benefiting fully from a revitalised West Midlands.

Sandwell Councils Adult Social Care Commissioning Team are looking to recruit to the post of Commissioning Team Manager for Prevention, Early Intervention & Community Based Support which will contribute to achieving the Health and Social Care elements of the Councils vision.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding the importance of preventative services and will be responsible for shaping local markets across a number of sectors including the Voluntary and Community Sector.

As a team Manager you will join a committed and talented leadership team, you’ll be an inspirational mentor for our commissioners where you will set standards and expectations, and you will support them to support our providers to achieve positive outcomes for Sandwell residents and contribute to meeting the Councils 2030 vision.

On a practical level you will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the importance of financial and resource/budget management and have a clear understanding of commissioning high quality, cost effective joined up services. You will also have a strong knowledge of the latest policy and guidance surrounding health and adult social care and clear understanding of safeguarding for both Adults and Children & Young People.
You will need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, be an excellent all-round communicator and have a head for complexity and accuracy.

Given the way we are now working, you will have developed skills in remote working, this will include communicating with colleagues and providers using video conferencing. The post will mainly be working from home but you will be expected to attend regular physical team meetings as our recovery from COVID19 continues and you will also be expected to have face to face meetings with providers where appropriate.

Sandwell Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment therefore a DBS is required for this post.

Applicants must be Educated to degree level or equivalent.

A requirement of this post is that any successful candidate must have had a full course of an approved COVID‐19 vaccine prior to starting in the role, or be medically exempt. As part of the recruitment process the successful candidate will need to evidence this requirement.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week


We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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