Interim Outcome Manager – Child & Young People Commissioning

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Interim Outcome Manager - Child & Young People Commissioning
Interim Position

Gloucestershire 7739713513868

Posted: 10th June 2022 13:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £300 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This assignment is for 6 months until further notice

  • Gloucester,

    GL1 2TG

What's involved with this role:

Interim Outcome Manager - Children & Young People Commissioning

Reference no: Gloucestershire 7739713513868

This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS and you will be asked to apply for a Disclosure Certificate if you are offered relevant position.

Some remote working but mainly office based.

An Outcome Manager is required to take a lead on the development of the Modified Dynamic Purchasing System for professional services in children’s social care.

Key responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the lead commissioner, take responsibility for leading the commissioning and decommissioning process of services for given outcome areas (portfolios) ensuring improved outcomes for customers and value for money for taxpayers is achieved through effective procurement, contract management and specification.
  • Develop commissioning plans and make/recommend commissioning decisions to meet identified needs consistent with delegated authority.
  • Develop a clear work programme to achieve agreed outcomes based on customer need, evidence informed research and good practice.
  • Assess and analyse current and future service provision using data, feedback, and performance information to ensure that efficient and effective services are available to achieve desired outcomes for customers.
  • Deliver commissioning plans which reflect customer needs, ensuring that commissioning activities are undertaken in partnership with relevant partners.
  • Develop constructive collaborative relationships with customers and stakeholders which allows for strategic planning and delivery.
  • Work with providers to ensure there is a broad and diverse range of good quality provision of services available to meet customer needs.
  • Ensure appropriate levels of customer and user engagement takes place at all levels of the commissioning process for given outcome areas.


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


  • Procurement/Commissioning Experience is essential.
  • Experience in area(s) of commissioning, performance, procurement, or contract management.
  • Experience of working in a council service area e.g., highways, children’s services, adult social care etc.
  • Experience building and maintaining productive relationships, including those with stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience managing significant complex budgets.
  • Experience leading, developing and implementing significant changes in the light of changing legislation and policy, and managing the impact across an organisation.
  • Experience leading consultative customer exercises.
  • Senior management experience which has resulted in positive change.
  • Knowledge of service redesign and implementing change.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the client’s multi agency safeguarding vulnerable adults and children’s policies and procedures, and their application in a commissioning context.
  • Ability to add value through expert knowledge and understanding of the outcome areas within a given portfolio.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Personal credibility to provide leadership for professionals and other senior stakeholders.
  • Able to cope and function effectively when working in a pressured environment, demonstrating emotional resilience.
  • Able to work effectively with people at all levels within the council and its partners.
  • Able to build effective strategic relationships at the highest level.
  • Able to engage effectively with customers and members of the public.
  • Well-developed planning, analysis, benchmarking, and implementation skills.
  • Commercial skills, including business modelling, programme management, procurement, and contract management.
  • Well-developed negotiation and engagement skills.
  • Ability to make considered logical and rational decisions in a timely manner and communicate them clearly.
  • Highly developed written, presentation and report writing skills, using effective language to convey convincing ideas and arguments and simplify technical and complex information.
  • Ability to identify and respond to the political context advising members, lead commissioners or directors where necessary.
  • Ability to manage expectations and tensions, including having difficult or challenging conversations.
  • Ability to build, motivate and inspire teams.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  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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Interim Outcome Manager - Child & Young People Commissioning
Client Category: Local Authority

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