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Commissioner x 2

Job reference:
J29126438
Location:
Maidstone
Salary:
£38415 - £44208 per annum
Job type:
Permanent
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Job Title: Commissioner x 2
Salary: £38,415 to £44,208 plus benefits
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Closing date: 04/02/2019

Overview
With a resident population of just over 1.5m, Kent has the largest population of all the English counties. Kent County Council (KCC) is responsible for providing more than 300 public services, including social services which is accessed by over 34,000 adults each year.

KCC's focus is on improving lives by ensuring that every pound spent in Kent is delivering better outcomes for Kent's residents, communities and businesses. A new Strategic Commissioning division was created in April 2018 to support individual directorates in achieving this.

In order to support their high performing adult social care service, Kent County Council are looking to identify two outstanding Senior Commissioning Managers to support the senior management team with their new strategic vision.

Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the delivery of all commissioning activities to deliver the Council's strategic objectives.
• Play a key role in the evidence based approached adopted by the council to provide value for money and effective services for Kent residents utilising the adult social care service.
• You will work closely with Senior Commissioning Managers in the improvement in processes and support in the portfolio of work.
• Organise and deliver market engagements activities with colleagues across the organisation and with partners. Additional you will work collaboratively with providers and other analytical functions to inform and ensure effective forecasting.
• Ensure effective coordination of commissioned services to support the Council's statutory responsibilities in adult social care.
• Engage with Commercial Teams to ensure the delivery of compliant procurement process, seeking advice where necessary.

About you
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a passion for working closely with colleagues and partners to help build and develop efficient and high performing services.

You will have experience of working within a similar role in commissioning or procurement and will possess highly developed and effective communication skills, excellent organisation skills, knowledge and experience of Local Authority contracts and commissioning.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying or if you would just like to have an informal discussion to find out more, please contact James Withington at Baltimore Consulting: 01173 137 110

 

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