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Childrens Commissioning Manager - Wokingham Council

Childrens Commissioning Manager - Wokingham Council

  • Location

    Wokingham, Berkshire

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    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £400.00 - £450.00 per day + Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Childrens Commissioning Manager to work within Wokingham Borough Council.

Job Details

Wokingham Borough Council, based in Wokingham Town Centre, are currently recruiting for a Children's Commissioning Manager to work with Children's Services .

The purpose of this role is to lead Strategy and Commissioning across Children's Services to ensure the development and delivery of high quality outcomes for Children and Young People in Wokingham Key Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:-

  • Working collaboratively across the organisation to lead, champion and ensure effective delivery of the commissioning cycle
  • Providing expert briefing and support to the Children's Leadership Team
  • Matrix management of Corporate Projects and related Strategic and procurement activity
  • Effective working with Stakeholder management to ensure a responsive and proactive delivery of the service to meet the Council's outcomes and meets customer needs
  • Secure external funding to support delivery of the Children's and Young People's Plan
  • Provide functional operational leadership of direct line reports on project activities
  • Support the organisation to ensure legislative and professional compliance

Skills, Attributes and Experience:-

  • Considerable experience in managing large complex commissioning activities within Children's Services
  • Considerable knowledge and experience working in a political environment, with significant understanding of the issues for local authorities and service users
  • Understanding of the external landscape, including the national and local political context, legislative frameworks, and regional and national drivers
  • Experience of obtaining and fully utilising external funding opportunities
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategies to create efficiencies including negotiation with providers


  • Education to degree-level or equivalent relevant professional qualifications or expertise
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development
  • Membership of relevant professional body

If you are interested, please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please email your CV directly