Senior Manager - Commissioning - Children and Families HC1488e
The People Commissioning service within Cumbria County Council are seeking an experienced Senior Manager to join our forward thinking, strategic team.
Why Choose us
We recognise that the public service landscape has changed fundamentally in recent years and we're making some exciting changes to our service. Financial challenges, the drive for more integration between social care and health and rising residents' expectations mean that traditional delivery models are no longer viable. So we're reimagining our organisation for the world we're in. We're creating a more agile and responsive council, with a sharper commercial focus, greater flexibility to innovate, and more autonomy for professionals.
It won't happen overnight, but the next 12 months will see us enhance our commissioning ability, equipping us with the right structure and data to make informed and sustainable decisions on the best way to secure positive outcomes for our residents. In turn, this creates opportunities for people who want to be at the forefront of this change, and who are excited by the prospect of doing things differently.
Leading on the commissioning of Children's and Families Services these and reporting to the Assistant Director - Children, Health and Care Commissioning, this role will lead developing and commissioning services for Children and Families, working closely in partnership with our partners.
This is a high profile and diverse service area, with considerable public and political interest and scrutiny. A range of key services are undergoing options appraisals, so there will be considerable scope for this individual to influence future provision of these highly visible services in Cumbria.
The ideal candidate will have highly developed communication skills and the ability to engage successfully at all levels, within the council, with partners, and with community representatives. It's essential that you can bring a commercial mindset to these high cost services, ensuring value for money is central to future provision models. It's likely that you will bring specific experience and understanding of Children and Families Services and that you can apply this practical expertise in a commissioning environment.
If this sounds like you and you are looking for a role where you can make a real impact then apply today or contact Jo Atkinson on 01228 226511 for more information about the role.
Interview Date: 04/12/2017
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