Commissioning Manager
 

Commissioning Manager

Salary - £36,711 - £39,774 per annum | Based in Kingston | Permanent | Full time

 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

 

About the role
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and driven individual who has a passion for supporting children and young people through commissioning practices, to join the commissioning and partnerships directorate as the Commissioning Manager.

 

As Commissioning Manager for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing strategic programmes of commissioning for children and families, driving innovation to deliver better outcomes and financial efficiencies. The role will involve commissioning across the whole system.
  • Contract management of key service areas.
  • Supporting the Director of Commissioning and Partnerships to implement an integrated commissioning strategy to improve outcomes for children and families in the most efficient and cost-effective ways.
  • Developing action plans to implement the agreed  strategies for AfC and its Councils which are focused on delivering the key priorities.

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

 

About you

To be a Commissioning Manager for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Experience of managing performance and development to deliver excellent outcomes.
  • Experience of strategic commissioning to transform services within Local Authority and/or NHS
  • Ability to confidently support and understand decision-making processes, including financial regulations and ability to produce and monitor business plans.
  • Experience of presenting complex reports to a variety of audiences and proven analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative) and data rational.  A good range of IT and report writing skills will be required.
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders.

About our benefits

When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 

  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

 

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

 

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.

 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jessica Thom, Director of Commissioning and Partnerships on jessica.thom@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 0208 547 6722 to request an informal discussion.   


Closing Date: 18th September 2020

 

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Area
Kingston, Richmond, Twickenham and Chessington
Working Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary From
£36,711
Salary To
£39,774
 

Commissioning Manager

Salary - £36,711 - £39,774 per annum | Based in Kingston | Permanent | Full time

 

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

 

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further, we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

 

About the role
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and driven individual who has a passion for supporting children and young people through commissioning practices, to join the commissioning and partnerships directorate as the Commissioning Manager.

 

As Commissioning Manager for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing strategic programmes of commissioning for children and families, driving innovation to deliver better outcomes and financial efficiencies. The role will involve commissioning across the whole system.
  • Contract management of key service areas.
  • Supporting the Director of Commissioning and Partnerships to implement an integrated commissioning strategy to improve outcomes for children and families in the most efficient and cost-effective ways.
  • Developing action plans to implement the agreed  strategies for AfC and its Councils which are focused on delivering the key priorities.

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here.

 

About you

To be a Commissioning Manager for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Experience of managing performance and development to deliver excellent outcomes.
  • Experience of strategic commissioning to transform services within Local Authority and/or NHS
  • Ability to confidently support and understand decision-making processes, including financial regulations and ability to produce and monitor business plans.
  • Experience of presenting complex reports to a variety of audiences and proven analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative) and data rational.  A good range of IT and report writing skills will be required.
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders.

About our benefits

When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 

  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

 

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

 

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.

 

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the Role Profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jessica Thom, Director of Commissioning and Partnerships on jessica.thom@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 0208 547 6722 to request an informal discussion.   


Closing Date: 18th September 2020

 

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.