Commissioning Manager – All Age Disability Team

£41,860 - £44,007 yearly
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Aylesbury, UK
  • 09 Oct, 2020
Full time Management Public Sector and Government

Job Description


We are currently recruiting a Commissioning Manager within our Integrated Commissioning Service. This fast paced role provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to support service integration and transformation and make a real difference to the lives of Buckinghamshire residents.


About us

Buckinghamshire was one of the first 8 areas in England to establish an Integrated Care System. Introduced in 2017, Integrated Care Systems involve NHS organisations working in partnership with Local Authorities and other organisations to take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health and wellbeing of local residents.


In the summer of 2018 Buckinghamshire County Council and the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group restructured their commissioning functions to set up a new, all age Integrated Commissioning Service, supporting the Integrated Care System’s ethos to deliver whole population outcomes by aligning strategic commissioning activities across health, public heath, and social care.


There are 8 commissioning teams within the Service. Each team is led by a Specialist Commissioning Manager and works across the whole commissioning cycle to support service improvement, value for money and improved resident and service user outcomes.


About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive commissioning manager to lead a team through an exciting transformation period.


As a Commissioning Manager you will be at the forefront of delivering large and complex pieces of work across the health and social care system. You will deliver on all aspects of the commissioning cycle, addressing strategic priorities by commissioning services which are safe, high quality and value for money.


You will undertake the day to day commissioning activity to support the Council and Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver transformational change and improve outcomes within the resources available.


You will also be responsible for managing a team of commissioning officers and project support officers. Leading the team with provider relationships and management, including safeguarding, routine monitoring, compliance visits and approval processes.


Some of the key areas of focus for this role are our Integrated Therapies Service for children and young people, driving our Transforming Care Programme (TCP) and contract management and oversight of some of our residential care providers, overlooking complex case placements, chairing Care and Treatment Reviews (CTR’s) for individuals. It is therefore desirable to have some health contract knowledge/ experience as well TCP, Learning Disabilities and Autism.


About you

We are looking for self- motivated, enthusiastic candidates that can contributing to developing an inclusive, ever improving, forward thinking culture to achieve integrated working across health and social care.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

• Strong commissioning and contracting background

• Strong leadership skills with experience in managing a busy team whilst supporting team members’ development

• Experience of working in a management capacity in a complex, multi-agency service organisation

• Experience of working successfully and effectively as part of a management team and conveying strategies, policies, objectives, and targets to team members

• Experience of working in children’s, adult or health services

• Experience of leading and managing change

• Experience of developing quality frameworks for services to monitor impact, outcomes and value for money

• Knowledge of procurement and contracting practice

Please see the job summary for further information.


Other information

The post holder must be able to travel to meetings and meet providers across Buckinghamshire.

This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the sensitive nature of the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake a criminal record check as part of the recruitment process.

This is a politically restricted post.

For further information please contact Sukhi Hersey, Specialist Commissioning Manager.

Our values

We pride ourselves on our core values of being Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

We work together to deliver the very best outcomes, with both our residents and employees being at the heart of what we do.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • A fair and inclusive culture
  • The chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • Health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • A unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • Ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • Opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements.

We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.

We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more -

Social Workers are also entitled to a generous enhanced reward package, as follows:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Annual leave up to 30 days per year, as well as other types of leave
  • Up to 15 days per year training, learning and development offer