Interim Commissioning Manager – Social Care

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Interim Commissioning Manager – Social Care
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5212273

Posted: 3rd August 2022 13:35
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £240.96 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Oxford,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Interim Commissioning Manager – Social Care 

Reference no:  Oxfordshire 5212273

Enhanced DBS required

To lead on the re-commissioning of residential children's home provision to support sufficiency planning for Children We Care For (LAC). The post holder will develop both internal and external provision supporting the Council with the DFE children's homes capital bid.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify and drive the development of strategic opportunities across services for Health, Education and Social Care, supporting the delivery of strategies and outcomes across Oxfordshire for their primary tier of need.
  • Engage with colleagues across the Council, Health and other partners to identify and develop the opportunities for joint commissioning, service enhancements, innovation and efficiencies.
  • Define and agree outcomes, service needs, approaches, performance targets and other requirements which ensure services contribute to the strategic aims, quality and value of the council and its partners.
  • Apply research, analysis, knowledge and expertise to develop and influence strategies and make evidence-based commissioning decisions which deliver outcomes, quality and value for the people of Oxfordshire.
  • Promote and enable collaboration, co-production and the voice of the service user throughout the commissioning cycle.
  • Ensure compliance with all legislation and government guidance as they affect services in their primary tier of need, including financial, procurement and other regulations, as well as supporting consideration across all tiers.
  • Connect strategies, services and relevant commissioning opportunities across the council, Health and other partners for their relevant Tier of Need, as well as informing similar activities across other tiers.
  • Prepare and co-ordinate plans for commissioning, procurement and contract management activities, managing priorities and the use of commissioning resources to deliver the strategic objectives of the council and partners.
  • Manage relationships and ensure all relevant stakeholders contribute to strategies and service proposals that will deliver the required outcomes, quality and value.
  • Work with the corporate Hub and other stakeholders to lead day-to-day relationships and activities for procurement and contract mobilisation related to their primary tier of need and other priorities.
  • Work with the Quality and Improvement managers and corporate Hub to facilitate effective contract management, quality assurance, commercial opportunities and sustainability for their areas of responsibility.
  • Work with the Quality and Improvement managers to inform and facilitate effective market shaping and development which will meet the current and future needs of the Council and partners.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. A degree level or equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience commensurate with the role.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Commissioning work experience spanning at least 3 years (preferably in local government or the wider public sector), with demonstrable impact across the full commissioning cycle.
  3. Demonstrable experience of successfully leading teams, managing resources, and project management to deliver outcomes, quality, and value in the public sector.
  4. Ability to drive innovation, new ways of working and collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders, including other Council directorates, Health, providers and communities.
  5. Experience of strategically shaping and developing markets to deliver current and future requirements, including building capacity and commercial partnerships.
  6. Demonstrable experience of commissioning services for the specific Tier of Need or portfolio area for this role.
  7. Detailed understanding of legislation, guidance and policies in relation to adults and children’s services (safeguarding in particular), as well as commissioning, procurement and contract management.
  8. Experience of joint commissioning and collaborative working across multiple organisations (preferably local government, Health and other public sector partners, although experience from other sectors may be transferable).
  9. Ability to communicate effectively, build strong relationships and work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders including providers, service users and communities.
  10. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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