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Commissioning Manager - WMF979e

Westmorland and Furness Council
To be agreed with candidates
£53,775 - £55,963
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Commissioning and Procurement Team for two highly motivated individuals to work as Commissioning Managers.  

Our objective is to commission services which meet the identified needs of residents, deliver improved outcomes, achieve value for money and support the Council Plan.

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for innovative and creative individuals with skills, knowledge, and experience in managing and delivering projects, who want to make a difference. You don’t need a background in commissioning, but you must have:

  • great communication skills;
  • the ability to lead partnership working with multiple internal and external stakeholders;
  • excellent analytical skills to understand data trends, identify gaps in need and demand, then using the findings to plan and design services which deliver positive outcomes;
  • a desire and ability to work collaboratively to effect change.

This is a high-profile role and will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside a range of people, both within the Council and from other agencies and key stakeholder groups. This is a real opportunity to see if a career in Commissioning is for you.

What can we offer you!

Excellent training and development

Flexible working opportunities

Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 25 April 2024

Interview date: 2 May 2024

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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