Commissioning Specialist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2019 23:59
Grade 8 (£33,137 TO £37,107)
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre
Closing date:
28 Feb
Further Information

Civic Centre, Sunderland
Grade 8 (£33,137 TO £37,107)

Together for Children works on behalf of Sunderland Council to deliver children’s services in the city including social care, early help and education.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced commissioning specialist who can support us in our continuing journey to deliver a high quality services to children and young people and families in the city with our partners.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience of developing service specifications alongside other professionals to ensure that they meet Together for Children requirements, reflect commissioning intentions accurately and respond to relevant legislation and guidance.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous working knowledge of Children’s Services and in particular Special Educational Needs commissioning, have experience of partnership working both internally and externally, be analytical in their approach in order to make effective commissioning decisions and be confident in engaging key stakeholders. You will be confident, creative, flexible and enthusiastic about securing the best services for children, young people and families and be able to manage competing priorities.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on 29th March 2019.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post please contact Sue Carty, Director of Performance and Quality on 0191 561 1356 or Laura Johnstone, Policy, Planning and Business Development Manager on 0191 561 4079.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.