Commissioning Manager x2

City of London
London (Central), London (Greater)
£49,810 - £56,690
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Health and Social Care, Social Care
Job role
Head of Service, Manager, Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

About us

The City of London Corporation is the City of opportunities, ideas and diversity. We are an organisation that makes a contribution totally out of scale with our size. Depending on your role, you could see your efforts not just make life better for businesses and people in London but across the country and even overseas. We are the organisation that will surprise you.

The roles

We are recruiting two Commissioning Managers, where you will lead on the commissioning and procuring vital services within either Social Care or Homelessness and Rough Sleeping, both of which are within our Community and Children’s Services department. The roles are challenging but highly rewarding, as you will be protecting the health and wellbeing of City’s residents and people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping.

Commissioning Manager- Social Care (Permanent)

· Working across social care, you will make sure everything you commission and procure effectively meets local needs and statutory requirements as well as national guidance and our corporate priorities. On top of this, you will consult with residents and other partners to shape and design services.

· You will also oversee placements and the development and tendering of high-value service contracts, collaborating with a variety of service providers to create service specifications, quality indicators and targets.

· Beyond these core duties, you will make effective use of staffing and budgets and represent us at board meetings, conferences and forums.

Commissioning Manager- Homelessness and Rough Sleeping (Fixed Term Contract for two-years)

· You will be the lead Commissioning Manager overseeing the Homelessness, Prevention and Rough Sleeping service area. You will play a vital role in the City of London Corporation achieving its strategy to ensure that homelessness is always prevented, and when to does occur, it is rare, brief, and non-recurrent.

· We share Central Government’s objective to end rough sleeping and are in receipt of more than £1m annually in grants to achieve it. You will ensure that this grant funding is maximised to support strategic priorities and emerging seasonal pressures.

· You will also oversee the development and tendering of high-value service contracts, collaborating with a variety of service providers to create service specifications, quality indicators and targets.

About you

We are looking for significant experience in commissioning and procuring local government services. You should have a good understanding of housing, homelessness and rough sleeping, social care and/ or public health, along with skills in negotiation, supplier management, project management and service planning.

You will also be a keen problem-solver with strong communication skills. The ability to handle competing priorities and deal with complex issues is essential. You should also be educated to degree level at a minimum — you might also have a qualification in management or commissioning and procurement, but these are not essential.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process the successful applicants will be required to obtain a Standard Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Please indicate in your supporting statement which position you are applying for.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number CCS729. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

We are committed to equal opportunities at The City of London, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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