Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager

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Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager
HUNTINGDON, Cambridgeshire
Interim Position

CCC (HQ) 15578

Posted: 17th November 2023 11:26
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £34.53 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

  • HUNTINGDON, Cambridgeshire,

    PE28 4YE

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Interim Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager

Reference no: CCC (HQ) 15578

Pay rate: Up to £34.53 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

City: HUNTINGDON, Cambridgeshire

Hybrid working, 2 days per week office based (days which are office based will be flexible dependant on service needs)

Standard DBS required for this role

A Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager is required to have responsibility for the delivery and transformation of Public Health commissioning of prevention and health improvement services to ensure that they make the maximum contribution to improving Public Health Outcomes. The post will also provide support to other commissioning activities undertaken by the Public Health Directorate when appropriate. Responsibility for the commissioning and delivery of high-quality commissioned services (internal and external), integrated system-based approaches in meeting need across both councils, financial resources to ensure resources and any associated budgets deliver project /service, and business planning objectives to ensure value for money and savings targets identified during the budget setting process are met.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for all commissioning intentions and activity for the delivery, planning and transformation activities relating to prevention and health improvement. This includes robust needs analysis, public health evidence review and interpretation, data interrogation, service specifications, procurement, any related governance, delivery against service key performance indicators and transformation projects.
  • Develop and lead a multidisciplinary commissioning team that includes Public Health staff, local authority staff and partners where required in undertaking significant engagement, continuous market testing/development and management, and provide strong evidence bases to establish whether the experience of customers and the wider community of commissioned provision can be improved and/or better outcomes achieved. In doing so, identify how demand can be managed, and/or costs reduced through adopting different commissioning approaches and/or delivery models.
  • Lead the senior commissioning managers to ensure resources are allocated in a way which meets the preventative and health improvement needs, including the statutory/mandatory service requirements. This will include ensuring the team is operating within legislative requirements, adhering to corporate procurement policies and contract regulations of both councils. Ensure that commissioning priorities across the service are embedded and delivered.
  • Ensure robust management of the Commissioning teams overseeing the testing and transformation of commissioning approaches. This will include: ensuring robust structures, plans and change control/risk management procedures are in place to oversee the delivery of transformation; engagement and stakeholder management approaches and plans are developed; communication and delivery of clear commissioning outcomes; clear benefits mapping and oversight of impact and outcomes is developed and maintained.
  • Ensure that all commissioning strategies, plans, intentions, and outputs are co-produced with relevant stakeholders. Ensure stakeholders are involved, participate, and are consulted on commissioning activity that informs the design and review of provision. This includes ensuring representation at appropriate Partnership Boards, Service User engagement meetings, adult social care for planning meetings.
  • Ensure that all opportunities for optimising efficiencies across service boundaries locally and regionally are maximised, be that with both Local Authorities and/or external agencies (Collaboratives/Provider Collaboratives//other Local Authorities/District Councils/Voluntary Community Sector/Independent provision) in line with the authorities’ commissioning strategic priorities as determined by the Deputy Director of Public Health (Cambridgeshire).
  • Manage, monitor, and support budget setting, the development of inflationary strategies and long-term financial planning for all budgets within the portfolio as well as securing and ensuring the appropriate incomes from joint funding organisations. In addition, undertake and lead any associated business cases to increase budgets to meet need and/or additional resource requirements as a result of strategic changes within the community commissioning service and any associated strategies.
  • Maintain and ensure strategic oversight of the necessary professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders in order to maximise opportunities to deliver improved quality, efficiencies and promote effective positive change across the system. This role will have responsibility for leading the transformational change needed to improve the commissioning relationship and joint commissioned service provision within relevant areas.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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


  • First Degree or equivalent qualifications.



  • Substantial experience of commissioning within a local authority/CCG/Integrated care System.
  • Extensive experience of managing teams within the public sector and motivating them to deliver
  • Experience of performance management (including management of poor performance) and undertaking skills audits and action plans.
  • Experience of managing change and of using management information to analyse and improve service performance.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing a multidisciplinary Commissioning team.
  • Demonstrable continuous development and improvement of own leadership techniques and approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience of commissioning successful service transformation involving cultural and behavioural change and organisational development.



  • Knowledge of Public Health theory and practice that includes a population approach with population health outcomes, reducing health inequalities, evidence-based policy, strategy, and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of Evaluation of Public Health interventions including policies, strategies, and commissioned services.
  • Understanding of the wider determinants of health and how these influence health behaviours, outcomes and health inequalities. Understanding and experience of health in all policy approaches, public health outcome commissioning
  • Understanding of experience of developing Public Health Policy and Strategy to support the delivery of Public Health outcomes.
  • Understanding of key government drivers and the change agenda directly affecting strategic development and provision of Public Health Services.
  • Understanding and experience of applying current legislation, policy and guidance through commissioning and contracts.
  • Knowledge of performance measures and evaluation methodologies.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills, which encourage commitment from others and promote a positive, motivated organisational culture.
  • Ability to model leadership behaviours including evidenced based decision making under highly pressured circumstances.
  • Ability to motivate and manage a number of individuals to secure major change and development.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills coupled with the ability to manage a range of differing priorities and issues; within an emerging and changing complex landscape.
  • Ability to think strategically across organisational, function and individual boundaries, whilst understanding complex issues and their interdependencies and offer appropriate solutions/ recommendations.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to process information and intelligence to inform service delivery and improvement.
  • Strong and effective communication skills including report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills within different environments.
  • Strong negotiation skills and an ability to influence outcomes through reasoning, persuasion, and tact within organisational boundaries as well as within the external partnership environment.
  • High intellectual and analytical abilities; able to assimilate and analyse information quickly, identifying issues, priorities and solutions. Strong financial and budgetary awareness with the ability to manage finance and wider resources.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Senior Public Health Commissioning Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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